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Shirley (Keenan) Carr Donovan

November 17, 1933 ~ June 30, 2019 (age 85)

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Shirley Carr Donovan of Cottage Park Rd., Winthrop passed away at the Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge on June 30, 2019. She was 85 years old. Born in Brighton she was the beloved daughter of the late Jeannette (Dionne) and William Keenan. A resident of Winthrop for over 60 years she was employed as a claims representative for Blue Cross Blue Shield prior to her retirement. She was also the Past President of the Winthrop Emblem Club #15.

She was the devoted wife of the late D. Peter Carr and Alpheus Donovan. She was the loving mother of Maureen Smith and her husband Richard of New York, Lynne Lewis of New York, Brenda Christopher and her husband Stephen of Winthrop and Donald P. Carr of Winthrop. Dear sister of Gladys Callaghan, June Keilty, Janet Salwa, Elaine Crudup and the late William Keenan. Cherished grandmother of Peter Christopher and Laura Barrett, Stephanie and Ken Hodgkins, Jessica Carr and Jennifer Thew, Jeannette and Alfonso Correa, Michael Lewis, Christopher Lewis and Samuel Smith.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Friday, July 5, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM. Services will conclude with the interment in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Viking Pride Foundation at or to Winthrop Charities at

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July 5, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ernest P. Caggiano & Son Funeral Home
147 Winthrop Street
Winthrop, MA 02152

Funeral Mass
July 6, 2019

10:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St

Interment following funeral service
July 6, 2019

Cross Street, Winthrop Cemetery

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