Mollie Donovan — the epitome of volunteerism, a champion of Westport arts and history, and a warm, wonderful woman — died peacefully this morning. She was 84.
Mollie’s contributions were countless, passionate, and ongoing. Even when ill, she arranged Westport Historical Society exhibits, hung paintings for the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection, planned upcoming events, mentored younger volunteers, and set a standard for service to Westport that may be equaled, but will never be surpassed.
Mollie is survived by her husband Jack, her children and grandchildren, and a town that has benefited from a lifetime of her love, devotion and boundless energy.
A private family burial is planned on Saturday. This Sunday (May 1, 11 a.m.to 1 p.m.) the public is invited to a Celebration of life at the Westport Historical Society.
Memorial contributions may be made to her favorite causes:
- Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, Westport, Connecticut 06880
- The Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection, c/o Nancy Harris, Westport Public Schools, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Westport, Connecticut 06880
- The Douglas Donovan Scholarship Fund, c/o Staples Tuition Grants, PO Box 5159, Westport, Connecticut 06881-5159.