Leo Donohue, 86, Former State Auditor, Dies

Calling hours at Honan Funeral Home are on Tuesday.

Leo V. Donohue , 86, formerly of Avon, died Friday, May 20, 2011 at Bethel Health Care Center, after a short illness.

Son of the late John and Margaret (Mara) Donohue of West Hartford, which was where he was born and raised, he retired as Democratic State Auditor of Public Accounts in 1992. He had held the position for 25 years.

Donohue was employed in various positions by the State of Connecticut for 47 years and served as commissioner of Finance and Control under Gov. John Dempsey.

He was a member of the State of Connecticut Executive Committee on Human Rights and Opportunities, chairman of the Connecticut Personnel Policy Board and a member of the Tri-State Transportation Commission.

Donohue also was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and served as president of the World Series Club of Hartford.

He is survived by a son, Christopher T. Donohue, a daughter-in-law, Susanne Nobert Donohue and two granddaughters, Katherine and Margaret, all of Sandy Hook.

He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Troy Donohue; and his siblings, John and Thomas Donohue, Elizabeth Booth and Marion Donohue.

Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St, Newtown, Tuesday May 24 between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m..

The Honan Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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