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Obituary for Derrick James Donahue

Derrick James Donahue, 45, of Broad Brook passed away suddenly on April 7, 2022. He was born September 28, 1976 in Springfield, MA, the son of Susan and Kenneth Donahue. Derrick loved his family very much and his dogs, Rascal, Ruckus, Conan and Chewy. He also loved his career as a life star nurse and felt that all his coworkers in the medical and fire fighting fields were like family. His passion was scuba diving in Curacao with his close friends, Julio and Sylvia and many others. He loved motorcycles. Derrick also loved animals. Besides his parents, Kenneth and Susan Donahue he is survived by his brother, Randall Donahue; sister, Ginny Donahue; and his love, Erin Duffy. He is also survived by a host of beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family from 4 to 8 PM on Friday, May 6, 2022 at the Bassinger & Dowd Funeral Home, 37 Gardner St. East Windsor, CT. There will be a private prayer service held for family. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Life star, your local ambulance service, fire department, police department or animal shelter. For online condolences please visit: