DONOVAN, Jean M. (Connelly). In Needham, formerly of Brookline died peacefully on November 5, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Edward V. Donovan for over 66 years. Dear sister of Joan A. DiPesa and her late husband Roger of Brookline. Devoted aunt of Susan DiPesa and Janice Sennott and husband Mark all of Brookline and the late Roger DiPesa, Jr. and former wife Sherry DiPesa-Joyce of Norwood. Also a devoted great aunt to Leanne, Karen and Neil DiPesa. Visitation will be held on Friday morning from 9:00 – 9:30 in the Bell-O'Dea Funeral Home, 376 Washington St., Brookline followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Brookline at 10:00. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment Holyhood Cemetery. Jean worked for over 30 years for the U.S. Navy. She was devoted to her family and to St Joseph Parish in Needham. She loved to travel all over the world and do crossword puzzles. In lieu of flowers donations in her name made to St. Mary's Building Fund, 5 Linden Pl., Brookline, MA. 02445 or St. Joseph Parish, 1360 Highland Ave., Needham, MA. 02492 would be appreciated.