Kevin B. Donovan, 83, Korean War Veteran

kevin_donovanKevin B. Donovan, 83, of Bradford, died Sunday morning, June 5 at his residence.

He was born in Andover, Jan. 3, 1933, son of the late Michael and Alice (Moore) Donovan and was educated in the Andover school system. He served with the United States Army during the Korean War where he earned a National Defense Service Medal, Marksman Carbine 30 Caliber Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal. For more than 25 years he was employed as a machinist at General Electric, Lynn, from where he retired in 1987. After his retirement he spent many weekends attending his grandson’s athletic events in the Rutland, Vt., area.

His survivors include two daughters, Pat Clark and her husband Leonard of Rutland, Vt., and Deborah Burns and her husband Spurgeon “Butch” of Gilmanton, N.H.; son, Kevin B. Donovan Jr. and his wife Patricia of West Palm Beach, Fla.; brother, James Donovan of Hartford, Conn.; four grandchildren, U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Leonard Clark II, Christopher Clark, Ian Burns and Vincent Norris; two great granddaughters, Isabella Clark and Katelynn Brewster; and several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Steven Donovan who died in 1977 and Robert Donovan who died in 1984.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation Friday morning, June 10, from 10 to 11, at H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:15 at the funeral home. Interment with military honors follows in St. Augustine Cemetery, Andover. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.