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Harry Jesse Donnelly, Sr.

October 7, 1966 - May 6, 2021

Harry J. Donnelly, Sr., age 54 of Leland, NC, passed away on May 6, 2021.

He was born on October 7, 1966 to Benjamin St. John and Martha Elizabeth in Port Jervis, NY.

Harry was an avid sportsman who loved hunting, fishing, and camping. He never let anything stop him from enjoying the outdoors, not even his wheelchair and oxygen tank, which he would tote along with him.

Harry is survived by his sisters Carol O’Day and Martha Johansky, his children William Donnelly, Harry Donnelly, Jr. (Betty), Elizabeth Long (Brian), Alexis Donnelly, and Robert Vandeveer, their mother Nancy, his grandchildren, Harry III., Leanna, Emma, Caden, Allison, Joshua, Maddison, Payton, and Kira, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by his brothers Kenny O’Day, Ralph O’Day, Billy O’Day, and Ben, and his sister, Theresa Celinko.

There are no services planned at this time.

A fundraiser has been set up to assist Harry’s family through this difficult time. Although we cannot take away the pain of their loss, we can help ease the unexpected financial challenges. Donations may be made at https://www.tmcfunding.com/funds/harry-j-donnelly-sr-memorial/5566/

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