Andrew R. "Drew" Donahue, Jr.

  • Born: October 19, 1957
  • Died: August 3, 2019
  • Location: Salisbury, Massachusetts

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327 Hildreth Street
Lowell, MA 01850
Tel. (978) 458-6183

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father & Grandfather

Andrew "Drew" Robert Donahue, Jr of Salisbury, Massachusetts went to be with the Lord on August 3rd, 2019, surrounded by his beloved family. The son of Helen (Conte) Donahue and the late Andrew Donahue, Drew is survived by his wife Gloria M. (Turcotte) of 39 years, four children: Andrew of Charlotte, NC, Matthew and wife Andrea of Bedford, MA, Sean and wife Amanda of Framingham, MA, Brooke Lovaasen and husband, John, of Hudson, NH, as well as five grandchildren: Maddox, Margot, Graham, Landon and Braden, sister, Gail Luchini and husband Mark, and sister, Laurie Oteri.

He enjoyed his work as a software engineer but his greatest joy was spending time with family, both locally and on Marco Island, FL. He was an organist and choir director at many local churches, most recently at St. Ann Church in West Newbury, MA for the past 10 years.  As a devout Catholic, Drew lived a life of service and always welcomed the opportunity to share his faith with others. An eternal optimist, his passion for life was always evident in his appreciation of what really matters: faith, family and friends, to whom he would often remark, "This is the life!"

Relatives and friends are invited to Drew's Life Celebration at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME 327 Hildreth Street on Tuesday from 4 until 8 PM. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in St. Francis Church, 115 Wheeler Rd. Dracut. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, 5526 West 13400 South, #510 Herriman, UT 84096, or


Condolence & Memory Journal

Gloria and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Out prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Eileen & Bill Paquin

Posted by Eileen Paquin - MA - Friend   August 25, 2019

Gloria I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs for you and your family. Love, Cindy Burns

Posted by A friend   August 13, 2019

My deepest sympathy for the passing of Drew.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Lucille Catalano - Hudson, NH - Family Friend   August 12, 2019

Gloria, Hearing about your loss has deeply saddened me not I know that this is far from what you are feeling right now. I truly understand how difficult this is for your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers and my heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. You have a beautiful family with many memories to cherish. Bette

Posted by Bette McDermott - Bluffton, SC - friend   August 12, 2019

Sue and I were so saddened to learn of Drew's passing! We enjoyed his musical contribution to our services so much. We will miss his presence at the 4 PM mass. May he rest in peace eternally.

Posted by William Crounse - Newton, NH   August 11, 2019

Dear Gloria,

I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Drew's passing. I have many fond memories of our time together in the choir at St. Ann's. He truly was an inspiration to so many people. May you and your family find peace and comfort from the prayers being offered for you during this difficult time. He will be sorely missed. My Dad, Chet, also wishes to extend his deepest condolences as he has been where you are with the loss of my Mom. If you need anything do not hesitate to reach out.

Posted by Jennifer LeBlanc - West Newbury, MA   August 10, 2019

Drew was my best friend growing up. For most of our childhood we were always together, playing ball, or just hanging out. I still remember his phone number after 50+ years. We lost touch over the years but he was never out of my thoughts. His legacy will live on through his beautiful family. God bless Drew, you will be missed by many more than you will ever know.

Posted by Lee Britton - Andover, MA - friend   August 06, 2019

50-odd years ago we grew up across the street from each other - memories of Drew,Gail, Laurie,neighbor Lee and I sledding, building snow forts, riding bikes and hearing the call to come home when the streetlights came on - but most of all i remember Drew practicing piano on a hot summer morning - everyone on the street heard it ! I am so happy to see through the photos what a great life he had -

Posted by Mary Ann (Boyle) Quintal - Framingham, MA - Family Friend   August 05, 2019

Dear Gloria and Family, Joan and I are so sorry for your loss. It is also a great loss to us. Drew gave a great music experience to all of us at St. Ann's church. May god bless him and blessings on you and your family.

Posted by Andrew Heaton - Groveland, MA - Friend   August 05, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Susan Conte-Eaton - Merrimac, MA - Family   August 05, 2019

Dear Gloria
Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I am disappointed I am unable to personally express my sympathy to you. May comfort and peace be with you at this most difficult time.

Posted by Paul Michaud - Mount Pleasant, SC - Family   August 05, 2019

I am extremely sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept my deepest condolence.

Posted by S N - Chelmsford, MA - Coworker   August 05, 2019

Dear Gloria and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear about Drew. May he Rest in Peace.

Posted by Mary Jo Chandonnet - Hampstead, NH   August 05, 2019

Dear Gloria and family. Please accept my deepest condolences. I honestly don't have the words to convey how sorry I am for the loss of your husband/ father. May your family and people that love you help at this time of loss. My prayers are with you all. - With Love, Herve

Posted by Herve Cote - San Diego, CA - Family   August 05, 2019

To Brooke and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by J G - Chelmsford, MA - Coworker   August 05, 2019


Dear Gloria and all family,
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your "Drew" who was a loving and giving man, so true to his Catholic faith and to the love of family and friends. Please know you are all in our prayers. May God's great peace surround all of you during this time of loss and may Drew rest in God's heavenly home in eternal rest and peace. In sympathy and love, Susan and Allan Jussaume & family

Posted by Susan Jussaume - Lowell, MA - Friend   August 05, 2019

Dear Gloria, It hurts so much. Dan and I send our love and prayers to you and the family. He has left wonderful memories to live on. May you all be blessed.

Posted by Madeleine Mooney - Dracut, MA - Friend   August 05, 2019

In the time, I knew Drew both serving with him on the Laurel Woods Board of Trustees and being a neighbor, I am deeply saddened by his passing. He always was warm, friendly and made time to listen and be a problem solver. Reading about his musical talent in being a church organist which he never spoke about expressed what a humble person he was. His presence no longer will be felt with sadness but because he lived his faith it is with my belief he is with Christ. Condolences are sent to his wife, children and granchildren. Sincerely Grace Fortuna

Posted by Grace Fortuna - Methuen, MA - Neighbor   August 05, 2019

Gloria and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Drew from years at St. Michael's in Lowell. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
- Amy Donahue
Dracut, MA

Posted by A friend   August 05, 2019

There are no words, just love an prayers sent your way. A life lived an loved will live on in the hearts of you all. He showed the way to live an we can do nothing less in his memory .

Posted by Dorothy Bailey - Asheville, NC - Friend   August 04, 2019

So sorry. Rick Lafreniere

Posted by Rick Lafreniere - Richmond Hill, GA - Family   August 04, 2019

Our hearts our broken for your loss. Prayers and hugs for the entire family.

Posted by Karla and John Lovaasen - Alexandria, MN   August 04, 2019

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