Gerald "Moe" Donnelly

March 31, 1941 - March 18, 2023
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Gerald M. Donnelly


Gerald (Moe) M. Donnelly was born on March 31, 1941 in Niagara Falls, Canada.  At the age of 81, Moe passed away on March 18, 2023 in Green Valley, Arizona.

Although Moe’s journey began in Canada, his adventures took him all over the world.  From 1959-1963 Moe proudly served in the U.S. Navy.

In 2010 Moe and Judy left Kansas and moved to their sunny paradise in Arizona, with their little dog, where they became members of the American Legion Post 131.

Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Donnelly; his brother, Joseph Donnelly; and sisters, Maureen Donnelly, Eleanor Bartel, Margaret Nixon (Gordon); and his companion, Judy Ludwig.

Survived are his oldest sister, Joan Molloy; and son, Joseph Donnelly (Zoe).

We would like to thank the entire staff, doctors and nurses at the Southern Tucson VA campus for all the attention, care, love and honor they gave to Moe over the years.

Moe will be laid to rest with military honors on Thursday, April 6th, 2023 at 10:00 am at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Marana, 15950 N. Luckett Rd, Marana, Arizona.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the American Legion Post 131 in Green Valley, Arizona.

In Moe’s honor please feel free to donate to the Tin Can Sailors and/or save your water, drink a beer.

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Timeline for Gerald "Moe" Donnelly

Born: March 31, 1941
Died: March 18, 2023

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The staff of Marana Mortuary & Cemetery.


Kathy Kodl posted on 3/25/23

I’m so sorry Moe has left us. What a great man! Many fun and funny conversations as well as touching conversations over the years a while back. Blessings to his family and friends, I’m sorry for your loss. Rest easy my friend ?


Teresa and Russel Breedlove from WV posted on 3/25/23

So sorry for your loss. He was a load of fun