• Robert W. Donahue
    February 07,2013
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    Robert W. Donahue

    Robert Winslow Donahue, 76, of Rutland, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at the Meadows at East Mountain, following a long illness.

    He was born June 17, 1936, in Rutland, the son of Reynold and Inez Ruth (Eddy) Donahue.

    He graduated from Rutland High School in 1954.

    Mr. Donahue served in the U.S. Army Reserves in Rutland for several years.

    He was employed by First National Supermarket until he established the Wagon Wheel Gift Shop which he operated with his wife for 34 years prior to their retirement in 1997.

    He was a member of Rutland United Methodist Church.

    Mr. Donahue enjoyed traveling and hunting.

    Survivors include his wife, Janet Cleora (Lassor) Donahue of Rutland, whom he married July 12, 1958; two siblings, Shirley Booth of Rutland Town and Kenneth Donahue of North Clarendon; several nieces and nephews.

    The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Rutland United Methodist Church Chapel.

    Burial will be at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery.

    There will be no public calling hours.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Rutland United Methodist Church, 71 Williams St., Rutland, VT 05701; Community Cancer Center, RRMC, 160 Allen St., Rutland, VT 05701; or a charity of one’s choice.

    Arrangements are under the direction of the Aldous Funeral and Cremation Service.

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