MARTIN A. DONOVAN JR is the son of Martin and Frances Weaver Donovan. He was born on April 16, 1923 and served as an SSG (staff sergeant) US Army Air Corp during WWII.
Martin married Theresa A. Simon in 1947. They had eleven children:
- William E. Donovan
- Martin A. Donovan III
- Frederick A. Donovan
- Joseph Paul Donovan, who died ten days after birth
- Terese Donovan Aucoin
- Patrick J. Donovan
- Mary Donovan Ralston
- Lisa Kay Donovan Brown
- Jane M. Donovan Hoyman
- Christopher L. Donovan
- Charles R. Donovan (deceased)
Martin passed away on November 29, 1998. He is buried in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
Theresa passed away on May 24, 2013. At the time of her death, she was survived by twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandchild. She is buried with Martin at Garden of Memories Cemetery.