Phillip A. Donovan, age 65, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 4, 2021 at his home in Norwood. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on February 19, 1956, he was the son of the late Francis T. and Mary (Lazzeri) Donovan. He was raised in Dedham, Massachusetts where he graduated from Dedham High School, Class of 1973.
Phil’s work experiences introduced him to many people. He worked 9 years in shipping and receiving at the New England Medical Center. Following that, he worked for Kitchen Exhaust located in Needham, MA. Once he retired from full time work, he was always helping friends with odd construction and painting jobs.
When Phil was just being himself, he was a talented caricature artist, enjoyed looking at geography books, and discussing new age philosophy with his sister-in-law. He was also an avid sports fan: Bruins, Red Sox, and Patriots all the way!
Besides his parents he was predeceased by an uncle Alfred Lazzeri; aunts Frances Buckley, and Vera Turchette
He is survived by his brother Francis W. Donovan (Angela Donovan); niece and nephew Elaine and Jack Phillips of Norfolk, MA. Uncle Robert Lazzeri (Helga) of Dedham, MA; as well as several cousins and numerous friends and acquaintances.
Family and friends are welcome to a brief memorial service Friday, June, 25 2021 at 10 am at the Highland Cemetery, 320 Winter Street, in Norwood. Arrangements are under the care of the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Phil’s name to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6 Waltham, MA 02451.
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