John died July 30, 2016, in Manchester, N.H., from a reoccurrence of cancer. He was 65 and had recently moved to Manchester from Middletown, R.I., his home for many years.

John was a big and big-hearted classmate who came to Princeton from Brighton, Mass., where he was a graduate of the Boston Latin School. A politics major, he earned a varsity letter in football and was one of the founding members of Dial Lodge. He was also a participant in the Princeton Aquinas Institute.

After Princeton, John worked in real estate and computer programming, and eventually established his own networking and marketing firm. John made many friends in New England, from animal lovers to fellow motorcyclists, many of whom he rode with for multiple years throughout New England.

John was the son of the late John A. and Catherine Mansfield O’Donovan of Brighton, Mass. He is survived by his sisters, Mary E. McDonald and her husband, Edward A. McDonald; and Sheila F. Burke and her husband, Gerard F. Burke. The class sends its condolences to them all.

Undergraduate Class of 1972