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Newspaper Media Group mourns the loss of founder Richard Donnelly, Jr.

Richard W. Donnelly, Jr. of Voorhees, 61, passed away on Dec. 14, with his family around him.

Born in Philadelphia to Marie (nee Kubis) and Richard Donnelly, he is survived by his mother; his loving wife Kathleen (nee Finnegan) Donnelly; his children Sean Donnelly (Christina), Daniel Donnelly (Alisan), Michelle Donnelly, Matthew Donnelly, and Brendan Donnelly; and his siblings Marie Butterly (James) and Michael Donnelly (Charlene). Rich is also survived by many brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; and incredible friends.

Throughout his life, Rich built a large distribution and media company as a self-made business man. He started Donnelly Distribution out of a garage nearly 40 years ago and grew that company to where it is today, delivering millions of circulars each week. In recent years, Rich continued to grow his company to include publishing local newspapers, as Newspaper Media Group, which included the Northeast Times, the Sun Newspapers, and various other publications throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. His business focused on bringing communities together, and he lived this out in his professional and personal life.

He devoted his life to his family, friends, and his buddy Taco. In his free time, Rich shared the things he loved with the people he loved—the beach, his boat, and nothing but good times. He was always “living the dream.” He will be missed.

Services were handled by the Costantino Funeral Home, Berlin. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Andrew the Apostle RC Church, Gibbsboro. Interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Berlin.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Gibbsboro United Methodist Church, 30 Clementon Road, Gibbsboro 08026. Digital donations can be made at gibbsboroumc.org.

For additional information or to email lasting condolences, visit costantinofh.com.


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