PLYMOUTH — Mr. Timothy James Donahue of Plymouth, Conn. died Monday, Nov. 3.

Tim was born in Waterbury on May 14, 1956, the son of the late Barbara Rae (Eusey) and Franklin Donahue. He was raised in Watertown and graduated from Watertown High School in 1974. Tim owned and operated D&D Auto Works on Main Street in Plymouth for more than 32 years.

Tim was an antiques collector, Harley rider and car enthusiast. He was a member and former president of the Bristol Auto Club and had raced vintage automobiles at Riverside Park, Thompson Raceway and Waterford.

He participated in many Plymouth Memorial Day parades, riding with his family and friends in his vintage vehicles. Tim and his 1940s Ford Good Humor Ice Cream truck were a staple at many local events and car shows, and he enjoyed donating ice cream sale proceeds to the Thomaston Police Explorers.

Tim will be remembered by his family and friends for his generosity and big heart and for being the hardest working man any of them knew. Tim was grateful for his many lifelong friends whose friendships were so important to him.

He will also be remembered by his six grandchildren as a fun-loving grandpa and an endless supplier of s’mores, ice cream, hot chocolate, sleigh rides and pony rides at Hooterville Hollow Farm.

Tim is survived by his fiancée, Jess Campbell of Plymouth; daughter, Kelli Donahue List and her husband, Matt, of Plymouth, Mich.; son, Matt Donahue and his wife, Rachel, of Thomaston; son, Ed Donahue and his girlfriend, Tyla, of Bristol; sister, Judith Daire of Hartford; brother, Dennis Donahue and his wife, Pat, of Bloomfield; sister, Mary Ann Schneider of Woodbridge, Va.; sister, Carol Andrews and her husband, Dwight, of Sandwich, Mass.; and sister, Kathi Malley and her husband, Mark, of Plymouth.

In addition to his parents, Tim was predeceased by his daughter, Katie Ann Donahue; sister, Patricia Dunn; and brother, David Donahue.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning, 10 a.m. at The Covenant Church, 64 Grove St., Thomaston. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Platt Road, Watertown. Friends may call at Hickcox Funeral Home, 195 Main St., Watertown, Thursday evening 5 to 8 p.m.

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From The Waterbury Republican-American