Robert Donovan, 88, East Providence

Posted 2/22/21

Robert Francis Donovan, USCG (ret.), 88, died November 21, 2020 in Winter Springs, Fla. He was the son of James M. and Gladys M. (Hermanson) Donovan.

He was the husband of Jean Marie McGuirk …

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Robert Donovan, 88, East Providence

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Robert Francis Donovan, USCG (ret.), 88, died November 21, 2020 in Winter Springs, Fla. He was the son of James M. and Gladys M. (Hermanson) Donovan.

He was the husband of Jean Marie McGuirk Hytinen. Bob is predeceased by his parents and his wife, as well as his sister Mary, and his brothers James and Dennis.

He is survived by his brother George of East Providence, his step-children Carl, Robert, Michael, Marie, Ann and Peter Hytinen, several grandchildren, and a crowd of admiring nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Sacred Heart Church, 118 Taunton Avenue, East Providence on Saturday, Feb. 20. Burial with Military Honors followed in Mount St. Mary Cemetery. Arrangements are by the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, Riverside. For full obituary and online condolences please visit wrwatsonfuneralhome.com.

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