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“Pete managed a business for me in the early 80's. Best of breed! He was simultaneously earning his "Captain Sparky" chops, well on his warp-speed...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Jim Lamb - Barnstable County, MA

“Peter Donahue was a unique, amazing, beautiful man. He was generous and thoughtful. He could tell stories like no-one else, and the size of the...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Nicole Howard - friend

“My friend peter, i don't have enough wards to describe the kindness you showed to me. Who else could open his door to accommodate a black homeless...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Annet Namirembe - Lexington, MA

“Dear Joey,I am so very sorry about your brothers passing. I will keep him in my prayers and I will also keep your family in my prayers. May God be...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Kathleen Tyrell - Milton, MA

“Peter, you are such a good person and a true friend. We'll miss you and I'm deeply sorry for your family's loss. ”
5 of 25 | Posted by: KEVIN GUAN - NEW YORK, NY

“Peter,You were a proud and independent man with a huge heart always there to help those in need. Cousin Paul and family. ”
6 of 25 | Posted by: Hegarty Paul - Natick, MA

“Peter, you were such a good friend and what great memories at boys club and our trips to fla. Keys. RIP BUDDY ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Cy Ryberg - Smyrna, GA - Friend

“Peter, you were such a good friend and what great memories at boys club and our trips to fla. Keys. RIP BUDDY ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Cy Ryberg - Smyrna, GA - Friend

“Ed and Joe,Very sorry to hear about Peter. Patty and I send along our condolences to both of you and your families. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: David Larsson - Family Friend

“I am truly saddened. Peter was like an uncle to me. He was always with us and my dad, Fred Calhoun. Thoughts and prayers ”
10 of 25 | Posted by: Diane Neas - NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA

“Peter was one of my diving instructors, my electrician and, above all, a good friend. I especially admired his ability to overcome adversity. I...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Alan Hicks - WESTFORD, MA

“God Speed Peter, You were a fine man ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Charlie Brophy - NORWOOD, MA

“Peter was a great man. I am deeply sorry for the Donohue family loss of their brother and uncle, Peter. My parents, siblings, wife and son all...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Robert Brown - Falmouth, MA

“Larger than life. Simply no other way to describe meeting and getting to know Peter and the staff of the Waltham Boy's (and long ago girl inclusive)...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Alexander Boudreau - Sarasota, FL

“Eddie, Joey and Family, So sorry to hear about Peter. He was a great neighbor to our family over the years. In the words of Joanie, "Peter was a...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Ellie Ericson - PEPPERELL, MA

“Peter pulled me out of many a jam over the years with his top notch electrical skills....condolences to Ed, Joe and the extended Donahue family. ”
16 of 25 | Posted by: Steven Morrissey - Wilmington, NC

“memories and all goodWatching the eyes of Ellie, Frank and Bill as you gave them their magical Christmas bags, as they laughed at all the...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Ed Donahue - Walpole, MA

“Rest in Peace...Peter was a great person who taught me much in life. he was a friend, my swim coach, dive buddy, and mentor. I have so many great...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Rusty Lorenzen - Waltham, MA

“May you spend eternity diving pristine coral reefs taking AMAZING PICS to somehow send us each December. Your honest and steadfast friendship for so...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Frank Welles - East Falmouth, MA

“Will be missed ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Andrew Sullivan - Mashpee, MA

“Pete was great friend!I worked for him! He taught me a great deal!I had been missing him since he left Cape Cod,So sorry Pete has passed ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Andrew Sullivan - Mashpee, MA

“My most sincere condolences to the Donahue family. May he RIP. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: James Egan - Military - Neighbor

“Rest in Peace Peter. ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Marian Carpentino - Waltham, MA

“So sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with theDonahue family at this difficult time. Beverley Morris Smallwood ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Beverley Smallwood - Waltham, MA

“God Bless you Peter. ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: john Corcoran - Maynard, MA


Mr. Peter M. Donahue of Waltham died at home unexpectedly on Thursday, March 26, 2020. He was 67.

Born on August 11, 1952 in Newton he was a son of the late Edward M. and Margaret H. (Hegarty) Donahue. Peter attended Xavier High School in Concord and Boston College. He became a certified Master Electrician, his life-long profession.

Peter loved the water and lived his life in and around it. For many years he was the aquatics instructor at the Waltham Boys & Girls Club and served as the Waltham High School swim coach. Peter held certifications as a professional scuba diving instructor. As a boat captain, based out of Gloucester, Peter was well-traveled and dove year round in many parts of the world. His love of scuba diving was shared with many dear friends.

Peter leaves his brothers, Edward P. Donahue (Clare) of Walpole and Joseph T. Donahue (Elizabeth) of Boston; his nephews, Francis 'Frank' Donahue of New York City and William 'Bill' Donahue of Walpole, and his niece, Eleanor 'Ellie' Donahue of Medford.

Peter will be cremated and his family plans a Celebration of Life in Gloucester at a later date.

Memorials in his name may be made to Waltham Boys & Girls Club, 20 Exchange Street, Waltham, MA 02451.