May 4, 1932 ~ March 15, 2020

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Rochester, NY

Harold J. Donnelly




Rochester:  Sunday, March 15, 2020 at age 87.  Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Marie (Mandel) Donnelly; wife, Joan (Brien); daughter, Marianne.  Survived by his children, Kathleen (Stephen) Morgan, Michael (Judith) Donnelly, Brien (Suzie) Donnelly, Christopher (Michelle) Donnelly; grandchildren, Katie (Loreto) Barbone, Erin (Ryan) Mohr, Patrick (Marisa) Morgan, Bridget Morgan (Dean Kay), Meghan Donnelly, Kayla Donnelly (Will Moore), Kandis (Patrick) Holyfield, Shannon (Justin) Flynn, Jo Donnelly (Andrew Thurlow), Jake (Holly) Donnelly, Joshua Donnelly; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Brown and family; sister-in-law, Judi Brien; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  Harold was a proud Navy Veteran and a lifelong Firefighter.  The family wishes to thank the staff of St. Ann’s Home especially the 6th floor staff for their love and care.


Private Services held at Vay-Schleich & Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road.  His Celebration of Life and Graveside will be held at a later date.  Friends wishing may make contributions to the St. Ann’s Home Foundation or the charity of one’s choice in his memory. For more information and to sign Harold’s online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Harold J. Donnelly "Brud" 's name.

St. Ann's Community c/o Chapel Oaks

1500 Portland Avenue Rochester, NY USA 14621

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  1. I worked with Harold for 20 years , one of the very best to have graced the KPFD work force. He will always be in the memory’s of all that had a chance to worked with him. A Firefighters salute to him as he moves to the Big Firehouse inn the sky. Fair well good friend, will see you down the road. Gary

  2. To the family of Harold Donnelly,
    I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Chief Donnelly. I was hired into the KPFD family through his efforts and I will always be grateful to him because of this. R.I.P. Chief See you at the big one.

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