Kathleen T. Donnelly

Dec 26, 1947 - Nov 10, 2020

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Kathleen T. (Carrellas) Donnelly, age 72, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, passed away on November 10, 2020. She was the wife of the late Brian Donnelly. Kathy was born in Newport, RI to Judge Arthur Carrellas and Rose (Santos) Carrellas. She grew up in Newport and graduated from St. Catherine's A...

Services

Nov 13

Visitation

Friday, November 13, 2020
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Connors Funeral Home

55 West Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871

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Kathleen T. Donnelly

December 26, 1947 - November 10, 2020

 
 

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PATRICK F. MURPHY November 23, 2020

AFTER SOME COMPUTER MALFUNCTIONS, I WANT TO OFFER CONDOLENCES TO ALL THE CARRELLAS-DONNELLY FAMILY ON THE DEATH OF KATHLEEN. AS A BROTHER OF SHEILA MURPHY,SSJ, A CLASSMATE AT St KAY'S '65, AND HAVING KNOWN JUDGE ARTHUR IN THE COURTS, I AM COMPELLED TO MY OWN SYMPATHIES TO ALL. MAY GOD HOLD KATHLEEN, BRIAN AND ALL IN THE HALLOW OF HIS HAND.

Paul Sullivan November 15, 2020

Sorry to hear about the loss of your sister, Twitch. My thoughts are with you and your family. Stay well.

MARY SILVIA November 12, 2020

Kathy was a close friend starting in Junior High. We had lots of fun together and enjoyed ourselves, far too much according to her mother.She was in my wedding. I will miss her dearly. To Arthur and her girls and beautiful grandchildren, please accept my sympathy and prayers.
Mary Kelly Silvia

Jude Tucker November 12, 2020

I am beyond saddened by your Mom’s passing. She was my best childhood friend. Kathy and Art, Don and me (all in the back seat of your grandmother’s car) went everywhere together when we were little. From third beach in the summer for fun in the sun to the salt marshes in wintertime for ice skating.
We would style each other’s hair, compare notes on the cute boys we would meet, even stole some of your grandparent’s booze for our first taste in the basement of the Dudley Avenue house (shhh, don’t tell the Judge!)
We always had so much fun, sometimes too much fun, much to your grandmother’s dismay.
Such fond memories. 🥰

I won’t be able to say goodbye in person because of this damn COVID, but I hope, when we can safely get together again, that we can plan a gathering to honor your Mom’s memory.
Sending hugs and love to you all.
Xoxo,
Jude

c. yount November 12, 2020

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Donna Rose November 11, 2020

I met Kathy in 2013 when she had an horric fall during the first anniversary of her late husband Brian. Her daughter Heather knew I was a certified caregiver and gave me a call. I decided to go and meet this Lady and I remember our first encounter. She said, " yes I smoke.". I simply smiled and said, I'm a cancer survivor of 2010, if you want my assistance, there will be no smoking on my watch. Think about it.". I left my card and within a day I received a call from her accepting my services. I took care of her for 4 years until she went into Atria. We had a wonderful relationship. I could share many things with her and she with me. She was a very intelligent, beautiful, funny loving Lady who I had the pleasure of knowing. I will miss her dearly.
Donna Rose

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