Dear Local 12 Member:
It is with deep sadness that I must report that Donald A. Donnelly passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Don was many things to many people he was an Insulator, a Local 12 Employer, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a Local 12 Insulator for many years and then he opened a shop called Northshore Insulation which eventually became Thomas J. Donnelly Insulation. I did not know him very well but he always treated me with kindness and respect. I do know all of the Local 12 Members who worked for him and all of them have nothing but good things to say about him. His regular core of Local 12 Employees looked at him as family and he looked on them the same way. He treated his Local 12 Employees like assets and not liabilities to the company. In return his Local 12 Employees are all fiercely loyal to him not only as an employer but as a person as well. Don believed in his Local 12 Employees doing quality work and he demanded it. He helped set a standard for all Local 12 Employers to follow.
As a father I feel I can say he must have been a great father. My proof of that is the devotion I have witnessed that his three sons Don, Matt and Chris have for him.
Don will truly be missed by all those who knew him.
Services will be held Monday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at:
Alexander-Tuthill Funeral Home
6447 Route 25A
Wading River, NY 11792
Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday at:
St. John the Evangelist
546 St. John’s Place
Riverhead, NY 11901
Please keep the whole Donnelly family in your thoughts and prayers.
May perpetual light shine upon Don for all eternity.
In Deepest Sympathy and Compassion,
Benefit Funds of Heat and Frost Insulators Local 12
As a Member of Local 12 I am my Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper