Joe was born on December 16th 1955 with twin brother Bill in Liverno, Italy.
He moved extensively as a army child and graduated from Mt Eden High School in Hayward, Ca in 1973.
After graduation he Entered the army and graduated New Mexico Military Institute in 1975.
He married Alice Kizilelma on March 24th 1990 and raised his three step sons.
He worked as the Range Operations Officer at Fort Drum, New York from 1983 till his retirement 2013.
He retired and moved to Hudson, Florida where he always bragged about loving to do “nothing” with his baby dogs “Gizmo, Ikky and Annabelle”.
Joe loved cruising and motorcycling across the country with his soul mate Alice. They rode across the country for several summers meeting up with family and friends.
Joe was preceded by his father William Donnelly II, mother Hisayo Donnelly, twin brother William (Bill) Donnelly and niece Chelsea Donnelly
Wife Alice Donnelly Hudson, Fl
Turhan and wife Jessica Largo, Fl
Richard Hudson, Fl
Paul and wife Kathleen, Dunedin, Fl
Sister Patti and husband Paul Givens, Hayward Ca
Sister-in-law Lori Wada Donnelly , Honolulu Ha
Grand children: Dominick Silverthorne, Madison Gibson, Peyton and Mason Kizilelma
Kiki Donnelly Honolulu Ha
JT Donnelly Lihue Kauai Ha
Jennifer Hutchinson Commerce City, Co
Stephanie Yun Anaheim,Ca