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Peter Mark Donaghue

November 3, 1951 ~ November 12, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Peter Donaghue Obituary

DONAGHUE, PETER M. of Davisburg, passed away unexpectedly November 12, 2023 at 72 years of age. Loving husband of Nancy (née Wright) for 28 years; father of Kara Ward, Peter (Nicole) Donaghue, Molly (Greg) Rej, and Victoria (Al) Petersen; grandfather of 8; survived by 5 siblings; preceded in death by 5 siblings; survived by the mother of his children, Jayne Donaghue; and numerous nieces and nephews. Peter was a graduate of College for Creative Studies in Detroit and continued his creative study at Oakland Community College in ceramics. He owned and operated McDonald’s Restaurant on M-59 in Waterford from 1983 until 2018 and was a driving force behind The McBiker, McDonald's fund raisers for The Ronald McDonald Houses of Detroit and Ann Arbor. He was a member of the oldest operating Masonic Lodge in Michigan, Stoney Creek No. 5 in Rochester. In his spare time, Peter enjoyed the motorcycle community with his wife Nancy and enjoyed building and painting motorcycles with his friends. In his retirement, he built a pottery studio in his home in Davisburg. He never sold his pottery, instead he found great joy in giving his pottery as gifts or for a simple thank you when invited to friends and families homes. He will be forever loved and missed. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 1 PM at COATS FUNERAL HOME-WATERFORD. Family will receive friends Tuesday 12 PM until time of service. Following services a luncheon will be held at Overtyme Grill & Tap, 4724 Dixie Hwy, Waterford. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor or Detroit. 

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Memorial Gathering
November 21, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Coats Funeral Home
3141 Sashabaw Road
Waterford, MI 48329

Memorial Service
November 21, 2023

1:00 PM
Coats Funeral Home
3141 Sashabaw Road
Waterford, MI 48329


Ronald McDonald House Charities Detroit
4707 St. Antoine St #200, Detroit MI 48201
Tel: 1-313-745-5909

Ronald McDonald House Charities Ann Arbor
1600 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor MI 48104
Tel: 1-734-998-6531


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