Denis Donoghue, 91, died Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the Residence at Five Corners in Easton, after a short period of failing health. He was the husband of 65 years of Eileen (Harrington) Donoghue. Born in Kanturk, County Cork, Ireland, he was raised and educated in Kanturk. He came to the United States in 1950. Upon his arrival in the States, he enlisted in the United States Army and served Honorably during the Korean Conflict from 1951 until 1953. He was a resident of Stoughton for many years, previously spending over 40 years in Hyde Park. Denis worked as a Locomotive Engineer for the Boston & Maine Railroad and later Amtrak for over 45 years. He retired in 1993. He was a member of the Locomotive Fireman's Union of Boston and the Knights of Columbus in Hyde Park and Stoughton. He was a gifted handyman who, in his free time, enjoyed reading and doing the crossword puzzle in his daily newspaper, smoking cigars and spending time with his loving family.
In addition to his wife, Denis is survived by his children; Denise Deziel and Ellen Magoon both of Easton, Michael Donoghue of Stoughton, Patricia Donoghue of Randolph, Maureen Berardi and her husband William of Milton, Catherine Whitehouse and her husband Brian of Medway, Dennis Donoghue and his partner David Jordan of Dorchester and Jean Desmond and her husband Gary of Canton. He was the father of the late David Donoghue and Karen J. Donoghue. He was the brother of Thomas O'Donoghue of Chelmsford, John O'Donoghue of Halifax, Mary O'Donoghue and David O'Donoghue both of Ireland and the late Edward O'Donoghue, Eileen O'Donoghue Joan Donovan and Timothy O'Donoghue. He was the beloved Papa of 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church, 122 Canton St., Stoughton on Tuesday at 10 AM. Visiting Hours will be held in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rte. 27) Stoughton on Monday from 4-7 PM. Interment will take place at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. Donations in Denis' memory may be made to Beacon Hospice, 182 N. Main St. Fall River, MA 02720.