From the LINE District:
"Our brother, brother Cyprian Jerome Donnelly, FSC (John Edward Donnelly), was born on 11 September 1919 in Providence, Rhode Island. On 20 July 1983, Jerry, 63 years of age, died in the Lord at Corydon, London, in his forty-second year as a Brother of the Christian Schools.
The rest of the DOnnelly family consisted of Jerry's mother, Mary; his father, Patrick James; his two sisters, Mary and Veronica. Jerry was the youngest of the children.
Jerry's early education was in the public school system of RHode Island. He started at the Princess Avenue School in Cranston and then moved on to Highland Avenue School and Hugh B. Bain School, also in Cranston. Having graduated from Hugh B. Bain, Jerry was enrolled in Cranston High School. He transferred to Nelson Aldritch High School in Warwick when the Donnelly family moved from Cranston. He graduated in 1939.
Jerry entered the St. Joseph's Novitiate in Barrytown, New York, on 27 June 1940 and received the holy habit on 7 September. He pronounced his first vows on 8 September 1941 at Barrytown. Jery was then assigned to De La Salle College, the scholasticate in Washington DC, pronounced annual vows in 1942 and triennials in 1943....
In September of 1944 he started his first community assignment. Hew as sent to St. Patrick's School in Newburgh, NY, where he taught the sixth grade. During the course of this first assignment, Jerry enrolled in Manhattan College to start making up the credits he still needed for his degree. In 1945, he made the 30 Day Retreat at Barrytown, and, in 1946, he pronounced his final vows at La Salle Military Academy, Oakdale, New York....
In 1974, Jerry was changed to St. THomas the Apostle in New York City. Here he taught, over the course of his three-year stay, the sixth, seventh, and eigth grades. in 1949 he received his BA in history from Manhattan College. He then started on his MA.
in 1950, and just for that one school year, Jerry went to St. Raymonds in New York City, and was assigned to teach the eigth grade. His class was the first to graduate from the school.
Jerry was assigned to St. Mary's in Yonkers in 1953. While there, he taught the sixth grade and was the school's vocational director.
He returned to Rhode Island in 1956 to teach at La Salle Academy, in Providence. There he taught English, history, and religion. His next assignment was to Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn, starting in September of 1957 and still in effect at the time of his death in 1983."