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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, May 13, 2019
Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home Inc.
165 Columbia Tpk
Rensselaer, New York, United States


11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, Inc.
165 Columbia Turnpike
Rensselaer, New York, United States

Obituary of Robert Peter Donnelly

Robert (Bob) P. Donnelly, Sr., 77, passed peacefully on May 11, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.


Born June 9, 1941, in Sherwood Park, NY to Esther Kapp Donnelly and William Donnelly; predeceased by his parents, stepfather John Donnelly, brothers William, Francis, Edward, Jack, James and Paul. 


Bob and his loving wife Kay cherished 57 years of marriage.  They raised their family in Castleton-on-Hudson where Bob was the proud owner of Donnelly Plumbing & Heating for 22 years.  He was a life member of the Castleton Volunteer Fire Company.  To know Bob was to love Bob.  His amazing sense of humor brought joy to everyone he met.  Bob enjoyed gardening, driving bus and limo, and traveling.


Bob's family was precious to him.  Father to Rob, Kevin (Sue), Randy (Amy); Grandfather to Jennifer Olmstead, Adrian, Andrew and Madeline Donnelly, Justin, Kaylee, Alyssa and Braydon Donnelly; Great Grandfather to Daniel Olmstead; Brother to Jane (Ed) Szafran, Vince (Joyce) Donnelly and many nieces and nephews.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Tuesday 11 AM from the Wm. J. Rockefeller funeral home 165 Columbia Turnpike Renssealer. Interment will be in Horizonview Cemetery Castleton. Friends may call Monday from 4-8

PM in the funeral home.


The family wishes to thank Hospice for their support and guidance through Bob's journey.


Donations can be made in Bob's name to Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 310 So. Manning Blvd Albany, NY 12208



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