Maurice (Mossie) Donovan Family

MAURICE “MOSSIE” DONOVAN is the son of Maurice and Mary Ellen Shanahan Donovan. He was born on February 22, 1892, in Garryowen, Jackson County, Iowa.

Mossie married Rachel Shannon on May 18, 1914. They had seven children:

Mossie Donovan died July 23, 1957, in Dubuque, Iowa. Rachel passed away in 1980 at age 87. They are buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Garryowen, Iowa.

August 9, 1949 – Wedding of Mossie Donovan’s son Wilfred (Bill) and Eileen Redmond. Across from the bride and groom in a hat and printed dress is Rachel Shannon Donovan, to her right is husband Mossie. The young girl next to Mossie is Janice Donovan Smith (daughter of Gerry and Doris), seated across from her in a hat is Ethel Donovan Feeney, seated next to her is Gerry Donovan.

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