Services For Monsignor Edward Donohoe 1925-2016

Stockton, CA…Monsignor Edward Donohoe passed away peacefully at the age of 91 in Stockton, California, October 20, 2016, Monsignor Edward Donohoe. The son of the late Michael and Ellen Donohoe, he was born in Gortermone, Carrigallen, County Leitrim, Ireland on February 20, 1925. He graduated from St. John’s College in Waterford in 1944 and was ordained to the priesthood June 18, 1950 for the Diocese of Sacramento, CA where he served as Associate Pastor of St. Patrick’s Church, Sonora, 1950 to 1953; St. Bernard’s Church, Eureka, 1953 to 1957; St. Patrick’s Church, Angels Camp, 1957 to 1962. Incardinated into the newly formed Diocese of Stockton in 1962, he served as Pastor of St. Patrick’s Church, Angels Camp, 1962 to 1980; St. Patrick’s Church, Sonora, 1980 to 1981; St. Andrew’s Church, San Andreas, 1981 to 1984; St. Michael’s Church, Stockton, 1984 to 1995; Pastor Emeritus, St. Michael’s Church, Stockton, 1995 to 2016.


He is survived by his sister, Katie and brother, Jimmy in Ireland. Predeceased by his brothers, Michael and Andy, and sisters, Anna, Alice, Margaret and Julia. He is the beloved brother-in-law of Ethna and uncle of Colleen, Maureen, Andrew and Edward in Berkeley and San Bruno, Patricia, John and Michael in New York, Rosaleen in Louisiana, and many more nieces and nephews in Ireland.

Monsignor Donohoe was a priest of excellent character and reputation who faithfully served the people of God for sixty-six years and was deeply loved by many people. His life was characterized by a great love of the Church, a deep prayer life, a commitment to his brother priests, constant availability to the people and a gentle and humble disposition. His dedication to others was reciprocated by lifelong friends in his time of need particularly in the last year. Like him, all loved and supported him unconditionally and humbly. He touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed especially by his family whom he loved deeply.

A Vigil Service will be held at St. Michael’s Church, 5882 North Ashley Lane, Stockton, CA, Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 7 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, October 27 at 11 am at St. Michael’s Church. Committal at San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery, Stockton, CA.

Visitation 10:00 am -4:00 pm Wed. Oct. 26th
DeYoung Mortuary
601 North California St. Stockton
Vigil 5:00 pm Wed. Oct. 26th
Rosary will be at 6:30 pm Wed. Oct. 26th
St. Michaels Catholic Church
5882 N. Ashley Lane Stockton
Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 am Thurs. Oct. 27th
St. Michaels Catholic Church
5882 N. Ashley Lane in Stockton
Burial will follow Mass Thurs. Oct. 27th
San Joaquin Cemetery
719 E. Harding Way in Stockton
Reception will follow after the Burial at
St. Michaels Hall (located next to the church)
5882 N. Ashley Lane in Stockton
Thurs. Oct. 27th

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice or the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

One Response to "Services For Monsignor Edward Donohoe 1925-2016"

  1. Lynda Chelotti   October 25, 2016 7:59 pm - at 7:59 pm

    He was a very special friend to Skip and I. I will always love and miss my ROCK. There was no one like Father, a piece of my heart is missing.