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Mary Frances Donovan

“Auntie”, beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend;
    Mary Frances “MFD” Donovan, 39, a member of a well known Lowell family, died unexpectedly Monday morning at Lowell General Hospital with her loving family by her side.
    Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 10, 1977, the loving daughter of Brian J. and Ann T. (McKiernan) Donovan, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro with the Class of 1995.
    Mary went on to graduate from U/Mass Lowell in 2000 with a BA in Liberal Arts.
    Currently a procurement coordinator with the Massachusetts Trial Court in Boston, she previously worked in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office in Lowell.
    An avid Red Sox, Patriots and UML Riverhawk’s hockey fan, Mary enjoyed trips to the beach and Foxwoods.
    However what brought Mary the most joy was being with her family, especially her nieces, nephews and cousins.
    A sparkle of joy and humor in any room she entered, Mary will be deeply missed by those who knew her best.
    Besides her parents, she is survived by her three brothers Brian J. Donovan, Jr. and his wife Sarah and their two children Emily I. Donovan and Brian J. Donovan, III, Patrick W. Donovan and his wife Holly and their three children Finn P. Donovan, Declan T. Donovan and Delaney N. Donovan and John R. Donovan and his wife Jennifer all of Lowell; many aunts, uncles, cousins including her dear cousin Kelly Ann Nangle of Lowell; and her dear friend Anthony DiSessa of Malden.
    Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276  PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at ST. MARGARET’S CHURCH at 10 o’clock followed by her burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Margaret Church, 374 Stevens St., Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.    
Condolences (12)
  • Megan Fournier  - To Mary's Family
    I am so sad to hear about the passing of Mary. I met her years ago through mutual friends in Lowell. I remember her as one of the most genuine and friendly people I've ever met. I feel lucky to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Mary's family and friends during this extremely difficult time.
  • John O
    I'd like to express my deepest condolences to the Donovan family. Although I didn't know Mary as well as a lot of people, I did have many fun times with her and her extended family. She had an incredible personality, energy, and spirit that will be missed. John O'Donnell
  • Charlene Wholley  - Case Coordinator Haverhill District Court
    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Mary will be missed @ the Haverhill District Court. Mary had such an outstanding personality it was always pleasure to see her. My thoughts & Prayers are with the Family
  • Jennifer Mancuso  - A Light has Gone Out
    Mary truly was a light in this world. This loss is felt by those of us close to her and those of us who only knew her briefly. My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Meara and Danny Otero
    We are so sorry for your loss. Mary lit up any room she entered with that infectious smile and amazing personality. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. The Otero's
  • Johanna Morrissey
    I started with Mary at the Trial Court over ten years ago. Mary was kind, compassionate and able. Mary was dedicated to her family, especially to her Mother and Father and brothers. Mary often spoke of them with pride. Mary was joy to work with and I will miss her. God bless you Mary! Your friend, Johanna Morrissey
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Mele  - Deepest Sympathy
    Our prayers and deepest sympathy to Brian and Ann and the entire Donovan family . Although we only knew Mary for a brief few years , since Jenny starting dating John , we know she had a heart of gold and a wonderful sense of humor .
  • Diane Shanahan
    To the Donovan Family, My deepest sympathy for your loss. I was so blessed to have met Mary @ the Lowell District Court. Her compassion for others along with her zest for life inspired so many. She leaves behind many broken hearts. We all have to take all our treasured memories and honor her each day. Mary now is an Angel on all of our shoulders. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Diane Shanahan
  • The Curtin Family  - We are so very sorry...
    Dear Ann, Brian, Brian,Jr, Patrick and John, We are all shocked and so sorry to hear this news. MF was a great person, and a wonderful conversationalist. She really did light up a room! We send our love and prayers to your family. Love, Donna, John, Patrick and John,Jr.
  • Elizabeth Young
    My deepest condolences to Mary's family. I have very fond memories from our years at NDA. Mary always had a smile on her face and a laugh that was contagious. Rest in peace my friend. Love from Florida, Elizabeth Young
  • Kathy Kirane  - One Special Lady
    I just want to express my deepest colendence to the entire Donovan Family.I met Mary through my daughter Sarah Kirane.Mary was a very special lady, she brought sunshine and such love, You raised a beautiful daughter, I will pray for your family to help ease this tragic loss, Mary left us all with something very special,her love..xo
  • Johanna Morrissey
    Mary and I started together at the Trial Court. She was a breath of fresh air who brought joy and laughter to all she met. I will miss her and I am grateful to have called her a friend. God bless you Mary, may you Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with her beloved family and friends who she glowing spoke to me about often. Johanna Morrissey
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