In Loving Memory

George Lanno Donoghue, III

December 16, 1944 - June 6, 2019

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Fairhope, AL

Mr. George Lanno Donoghue, III, 74, of Fairhope, AL, passed away, Thursday, June 6, 2019 at his home.

He was born on December 16, 1944 to Mena H. Dahmer Donoghue and George Lanno Donoghue, Jr. at Allen Memorial Home in Mobile, Alabama. George is the oldest of his sisters and brothers. I must say, they all love him greatly.  He attended school at McGill-Toolen High School and college at Spring Hill College, both in Mobile.  He entered the US Navy in 1966 and was recognized as a leader right away and was appointed as the RCPO, or Recruit Chief Petty Officer.  After serving 4 years, mainly at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, he was honorably discharged.

It was in Jacksonville, Florida where he met and married, Peggy Stephens in February of 1968. They were married for 51 years. Peggy says George was the love of her life.  Also leaving to cherish his memory are his 2 beloved daughters whom they love and are very proud of …. Anita and her husband, Fred Roback, and Christine and her husband, Jeffery Johnson.

George and Peggy have 2 grand sons and 3 grand daughters and 1 great grandson that they love dearly.  Also, he leaves behind other family members, Dudley Davis, and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends who he also loved.

After he was discharged from the Navy, George went back to school and became an RN. Part of his working years he was a Detail Rep for a Pharmaceutical company. His greatest love though, was his working as a nurse at Thomas Hospital for 23 years before retiring. He absolutely loved his career in nursing and caring for people…. It was who he was.

George was a brilliant man with much knowledge about so many things…. especially science. He was an avid reader and excellent communicator. He was athletic… lifting weights and practicing Karate. He loved sky watching with his beloved telescope. He knew much about cars and loved to build them and “modify” them…. same with computers.  Maybe his most beloved of all, though, was music as he was an accomplished French Horn player. George loved the Lord and his country. He could sound a shofar like no one I have ever heard. It would vibrate everything around him.

He will always be remembered as a great and kind and loving man.

God has given us His Word and we are comforted with the following scriptures:

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.”            

I Thessalonians 4:16 KJV)

 

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

Revelation 21:4 (KJV)

All are welcome to join George’s family at the gathering of family and friends on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.

Burial will follow immediately at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 34904 AL HWY 225, Spanish Fort, AL 36577. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home in Daphne, AL.

12 Comments

  1. Martha McAllister

    To my dear sister – we are so sorry to hear of George’s passing and wish to bestow our deepest sympathy to Peggy, children, grandchildren and family and friends. We love you very much and wish we could be there with you, but as you know there is sickness in our family and we cannot travel to Alabama at this time. Our hearts will be there with you. We love you very much. Martha and family

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    • Peggy Donoghue

      Thank you so much, Martha for your sweet thoughts for us. I love you my sister. Peggy

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  2. Jack and Barbara Morgan

    We will always cherish the fond memories of how George could blow the shofar and raise the hairs on the back of your neck before service at Congregation Tree of Life. He was also very kind and understanding, and we were blessed just to know him and Peggy. We extend our condolences to Peggy and all of their family during this time. Yeshua is L-rd.

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    • Peggy Donoghue

      Barbara and Jack. Thank you so much for your very touching words to us. I will always have wonderful memories of you too. You have been a very special part of my (our) life. Peggy

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  3. Louretta and JacksonMugge

    We were so sorry to hear of George’s passing. We’ll remember how valiantly he fought against his illness, but we’ll also remember his talents and intelligence. His interests and knowledge were varied, and he seemed to enjoy sharing his discoveries with others. We’ll miss this gentle man. May God bless you, Peggy and family, with peace.
    I love you.

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    • Peggy Donoghue

      Louretta and Jackson. Thank you so much for your very special comments about George.Your words mean a lot to me. I have come back to this site and read them several times. I love you. Peggy

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  4. Susie Glickman

    Dear Peggy and family,

    you and George will always have a place in my heart. There will be a hole in our Rock Steady class. God bless you all.

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    • Peggy Donoghue

      Louretta and Jackson. Thank you so much for your very special comments about George.Your words mean a lot to me. I have come back to this site and read them several times. I love you. Peggy

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      • Peggy Donoghue

        Louretta and Jackson. Thank you so much for your special words concerning my dear husband, George. What you said is a real blessing to me. I have come back to this pace and read your words many times. I love you my sister. Peggy

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  5. Peggy Donoghue

    Dear Susie,
    Thank you so much. I will miss you and the rest of the group greatly. Rock Steady was the highlight of my and George’s week. God bless you all too.
    Love, Peggy

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  6. Shannon Birch

    George, “Ting”, to his brothers and sisters, was the best big brother any little sisters could ever dream of having in their life. He was very kind, loving, protective and always ready to crack a joke. I send my love to Peggy. I know you will miss him greatly. It is with solace that I know my dear big brother is free of pain and discomfort. I am sure he is enjoying the love of Christ along with our mom and dad now. He is such a good man and I am so blessed to claim him as my cherished big brother. Much love to Peggy, Christine, Anita and your families.

    Shannon, Michael, and family.

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  7. Peggy Donoghue

    Shannon and Michael. Thank you so much for your loving words. They are so comforting. I love you. Peggy

    Reply

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