Obituary of Roger J. Donnelly, Sr.
Roger J. Donnelly, Sr. passed away on Sunday January 26, 2020 at his home in The Ponds, Monroe Twp. He was 86 years old. Roger was born in New Brunswick. He lived in Harrison for many years and has resided in The Ponds, Monroe Twp. since 2005. He was a Chief Bridge Operator for Jackson Street Bridge in Hudson County and retired in 2006.
He was a past Exalted Ruler of BPOE Lodge 2180, Jamesburg, member of American Legion Post 522, Monroe Twp., and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council in Harrison.
He was pre-deceased by his son, Roger J. Donnelly, Jr. and two brothers, Edward J. Donnelly, Sr., Kenneth J. Donnelly.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kathleen (Haggerty) Donnelly of The Ponds, Monroe Twp., one cousin, Vincent Leftt, two daughters, Debra Diane Rozman and her husband James, and Jody Lynn Strickland and her husband Dale, six grandchildren, one great grandson, two sisters-in-law, Ida Donnelly, and Maureen Donnelly, his loving caregiver, Patricia Corica, and many other extended family members.
Visitation will be from 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Thursday January 30, 2020 and from 8:45am to 9:15am on Friday January 31, 2020 at the M. David DeMarco Funeral Home, Inc. 205 Rhode Hall Rd. Monroe Twp., NJ 08831. Funeral services will begin at 9:15am on Friday from the funeral home. A funeral liturgy will be 10:00am at Nativity of Our Lord RC Church, 185 Applegarth Rd. Monroe Twp., NJ 08831 followed by Entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum, North Arlington, NJ.
For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to either The Elks National Foundation, Inc. 2750 N. Lakeview Ave. Chicago, IL 60614-2256, enf.elks.org/tribute, Homeside Hospice, 67 Walnut Ave., Ste. 205, Clark, NJ 07066, www.homesidehospice.com, OR to the charity of one's choice.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Roger Donnelly, Sr., please visit Tribute Store