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William P. Donohue (Bill) of The Landings in Savannah, formerly of Long Island, NY, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2022. Born on September 21, 1935 in Syracuse, NY to the late J. Paul Donohue and Evelyn Hooper Donohue, Bill was raised in Westfield, NJ. After graduating from Westfield High School, Bill matriculated at Amherst College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and the moniker “Bear” because of his large stature. Amherst is where Bill forged lifelong relationships and met his future beloved wife Carolyn Crisafulli Donohue who predeceased him in 2015 after 55 years of marriage. Immediately after graduating from Amherst, Bill enrolled at Harvard University from which he earned a master’s degree in business administration. Bill then began a long and successful Wall Street career as an investment banker working at prominent firms such as Kidder Peabody, Merrill Lynch and concluding with J.P. Morgan Chase. Bill was known for his warmth and affable nature and fiercely loved his family, friends and golf.
Bill was also preceded in death by his sister Mary “Mimi” Verdon and brother John Donohue. Surviving Bill are his children Mary “Mimi” Donohue (and husband Craig Anderson) and William Donohue, Jr., and grandchildren Michael Anderson, William “Paul” Donohue, III, Megan Anderson, Sean Donohue, Mark Donohue, Caitlin Anderson, Maxine McMillan and Hetty McMillan.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name be made to Amherst College.
My condolences to Bill’s family. It was my pleasure to have known both Carolyn and Bill. They were warm and loving people and a joy to work with finding their home at The Landings. May he Rest In Peace Patty Giorgio
- Patty Giorgio, Savannah, GA
Bill was simply a wonderful guy and a warm and helpful friend . He will be sorely missed by many.
- Lawrence W. Leighton, New York, New York
Am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. He was a kind colleague that I enjoyed working with. Thinking of his family and friends.
- Elizabeth Menke, Weston, CT
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.