Obituary of Brian Donivan

Brian Donivan passed away suddenly on Monday December 24, 2018 at the age of 62. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y. on July 3, 1956 to the late Harry and Joan (Sullivan) Donivan. He grew up on Staten Island, N.Y. and after graduating from Susan E, Wagner High School he moved to Coral Gables, Florida and graduated from the University of Miami. He worked for over 40 years as an Insurance, Safety, and Environmental Specialist in the state of Florida, most recently for The Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church in Lakeland, Florida. Brian loved his work and was very dedicated. When not working Brian loved working with his hands. He could build or fix anything. He was an avid Miami Hurricane and Miami Dolphin fan, and also loved riding his motorcycle, being outdoors hiking, boating, and fishing, and beer. Brian loved trying new craft beers but was most happy with a Guinness and a shot of Jameson in hand.

Brian is preceded in death by his parents Harry and Joan (Sullivan) Donivan, and his brother Michael Donivan. He is survived by his loving wife Susan (Carl) Donivan, his sons; Ian Q. Donivan and Connor E. Donivan, brother Harry (Carolyn) Donivan, sisters; Joan (John) Colavito, Denise (Larry) Kirkpatrick, and Annmarie (Jimmy) Mavricos, many nieces and nephews and his mother-in-law Diane Carl.

An Irish Wake and Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday January 5, 2019 from 5PM-8 PM at the Winter Haven Gardens Inn and Banquet Center, 1150 3rd Street SW, Winter Haven, Florida. Rooms are available for out of town quests.

 

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