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John "Jay" J. Donovan

June 28, 1949 - September 21, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: September 29, 2017

Obituaries » John "Jay" J. Donovan

Saco, ME – John J. “Jay” Donovan, 68, formerly of Haverhill, passed away September 21, 2017.

He was the son of the late James J. and Helen M. (Taber) Donovan. He attended St. James High School, Class of 1967 and then went on to Drafting School. Jay was employed at Raytheon, Western Electric and the City of Haverhill, retiring from the Water Treatment Plant. He lived in Haverhill most of his life and for the last five years has lived in Saco, ME. Jay served his country honorably in the United States Army Reserves during the Vietnam Era.


John is survived by his companion for 30 years, Diane Woron of Saco, ME; a brother, Thomas T. Donovan of North Andover; two sisters, Helen M. Lisbon of Plaistow, NH and Marianne Chicarello and her husband Paul of Winthrop; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Charles P. Donovan, brothers Francis H. Donovan and James M. Donovan.


A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for John on Friday, September 29, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Church, 178 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Locally, a Mass of Intention will be said in his name on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 4:00PM at St. James Church, Winter Street, Haverhill. Donations may be made in his name to Stevens-Bennett Home, 337 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830. Condolences may be made at Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or