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5/1/2014 9:01:00 AM
OBITUARY
Rev. Ambrose A. Donehue, OFM

A funeral Mass was offered April 23 at St. Francis Chapel, Colonie, for Rev. Ambrose Donehue, who died April 19. He was 90 and had been a Franciscan friar for 67 years and a priest for 62 years.

A native of Albany, he served in New York City and then spent 16 years as a missionary in Japan, where he was pastor of various parishes. From 1972-94, he was a parochial vicar and hospital chaplain in Florida; he spent a year as a parochial vicar in Maryland and then served as pastoral associate for a chapel in Rhode Island until 2004, when he returned to Albany to minister at St. Francis Chapel in Colonie. He retired earlier this year.

Survivors include a sister, Roberta Ryan of Albany. Interment was in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.





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