John Gerald Donaghy, Sr. Of Cambridge, 80, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. He died in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Thomas and Abigail Donaghy.Beloved husband of Carol (Ford) of 56 years, loving father of Kathleen and her husband Neil Canty of Franklin, Eileen Shea of Cambridge, Diane and her husband Robert McMahon of Melrose, John Jr. and his wife Florencia of Lexington, and Nancy and her husband Michael Mazzei of Arlington. Proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren. Also survived by his brothers Thomas Donaghy of Bedford, MA, Paul Donaghy and his wife Catherine of Florida, sister-in-law and dear friend Barbara McCarron of Belmont, MA and many loving relatives. Funeral from the Brown & Hickey Funeral Home 36 Trapelo Rd. Belmont Tuesday at 9AM. Funeral mass in St. Peter's Church 100 Concord Ave. Cambridge at 10AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Monday 4-8PM. Interment St.Patrick's Cemetery, Watertown. John was the Treasurer of Cambridge Tire Co. and a valued employee of the House Committee on Post Audit & Oversight in the House of Massachusetts Legislature. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Peter Parish, 100 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 or Mount Auburn Hospital, Oncology Department, 330 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.