It is with great sadness that we received the news of Dono’s death . In my eyes he will always remain the cheerful little cockney lad from all those decades ago . It is a testament to his character that even after such along passage of time the memories of our time in his company, however short ,will remain with us . Our hearts go out to his family and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.
Degs (Kevin Deignan)
Donno was one of the older boys I looked up to……….the LPs of the Faces etc on top of his bedside locker…………the white Gatsby suit………footballing skills………….his memory lives on.
Steve Rozental aka Rosie .
Just to let everyone know Donno past away yesterday afternoon[Sunday 26th Jan] with his family by his side.My thoughts are with his family. Funeral arrangements to follow.
I Just learned today of the very sad news about Donno’s passing away .
Donno was a really great lad, cocky with a wonderful care free spirit, Rod Stewart fan, football crazy, we played a little guitar together in Mirfield, he will be deeply missed by all who know and love him, it was great to see Donno during a Mirfield re-union back in 2008
All best wishes and condolences to Aidan’s family.
sorry to hear this sad news. Sympathies to his family.
Sad to hear about Dono. Condolences to family and friends. Comforting to know some of you guys visited him recently.
Martin Millar says:
Quite a few of us were able to attend Aidan’s funeral on Thursday. Again, an important demonstration of the importance of this blog. For the record, I saw Ambrose Mulroy, Denis Flanagan, Gus Murray, Andy Malarky, John McGovern, Kevin Degnan, Kevin Scullin, Paul Towie, Paul Felix and Mark Kennedy. Apologies if I have overlooked any other MOBsters who were there.
The service was moving and comforting, in the best Catholic tradition. But more than this, it was a joyful occasion, due in large part to Aidan’s brother Dave and his celebratory eulogy. I learned interesting things about a very full life, rich itself in humour and conveyed both vividly and sardonically by a witty story-teller. One Top Man talking about another, now sadly gone.
Thank you Sian, Ryan, Bethany, Dave and the other brother whom I didn’t meet.
Your warmth was endearing and full of love. I thought long and hard on my way back to Oxford. Love is really the only point of living. I am smiling as I finish this thinking of all the people I met and looking at Aidan’s photo.