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Cary J. Donnelly

May 7, 1945 ~ August 18, 2019 (age 74)

Cary J. Donnelly

Bay City, Michigan


     Mr. Donnelly passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw, age 74.  Cary was born May 7, 1945 in Flint, Michigan to the late F. James and Herberta S. (Bettesworth) Donnelly.  He proudly served his country with the US Army from 1965 to 1971.  Then attended Michigan State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree. Cary worked for the Social Security office here in Bay City and later in California.  After many years at the Social Security office he changed career paths and went on to manage a few different credit unions.  He was a former member of Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church and known in the area for being Santa Claus all year long.  He was a professional Santa Claus with a big heart of gold and love for all children.

     Surviving are his siblings: Linda (Larry) Gontko, Pat (Judy) Donnelly, Nancy Malovey, Tim (Angie) Donnelly, Karen LaMoria, Brian (Mary) Donnelly, Suellen Bartel, Tom (Wendy) Donnelly, Jeff (Kelli) Donnelly, brother-in-law Jim Bollman and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.  Cary was predeceased by two brothers, Dennis Donnelly and David (Yvonne) Donnelly and a sister Diane Bollman.

     A Memorial Service for Cary will be held Friday, August 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Squires Funeral Home.  Deacon Ken Kochany will officiate.  Private inurnment will be at a later date in Great Lakes National Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorials to the Santa House in Bay City or a charity of donor’s choice.

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