Charles F. “Chuck” Donnelly

Atty. Charles F. "Chuck" Donnelly

Died: May 06, 2020
Winfield, WV

Atty. Charles F. "Chuck" Donnelly

Died: May 06, 2020
Winfield, WV


Charles F.  “Chuck” Donnelly 71, of Winfield, WV, passed away peacefully  Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Cabell Huntington Hospital after an extended illness.

Charles was born and raised in Washington, DC. He was the son of the late William “Bill” and Jacqueline Donnelly.

Charles was an attorney and served as the General Counsel for the United Mine Workers in Washington, DC and West Virginia.   He received his Law Degree at Ohio Northern in Ohio,  his Masters with Marshall University,  and attended classes with Harvard.  He served his country with the United States Marines.  He was involved with the Boy Scouts of America.

Charles was an avid Notre Dame fan, and enjoyed being with his family.   He loved his home state of West Virginia and loved being around people.  He had his own view of politics and always had a strong opinion on that topic.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judy Donnelly of Winfield, WV; son, Sean Donnelly of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, second son, Felipe; sisters, Patsy Doherty of North Carolina  and Eileen Donnelly of Maryland; brothers, Bill Donnelly of Maryland, Brian Donnelly of Maryland, Dan Donnelly of California; and many  nieces and nephews.

Due to the coronavirus,  a private family service will be held Monday, May 11, 2020 at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, with  The Very Rev. Father  Donald X. Higgs  officiating.  Burial will  be in Donel C. Kinnard State Veterans State Cemetery, Dunbar, WV.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity of choice.

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Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.


Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: May 11, 2020 (no time)
  • Location: 1118 Virginia St. East Charleston, WV 25301

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25 responses to Charles F. “Chuck” Donnelly

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  1. I knew Chuck when he was a young boy and lived with his parents in Rocville. I remember his two wonderful parents and the family they nourashed befpre they both passed while so young. I have often wondered what became of their family and see that Chuck had a successful life. My family remembers them all so well and they and their parents live in our memories. They were wonderful neighbors so many years ago. I will share with my family the news of Chuck’s passing

  2. Judy:
    So sorry about Chuck. We loved him and Mom as well. He tried to help Mom with legal stuff when we were not around.

    I would like to get our phone # to see how you are doing. Please forgive me for not keeping in touch. It seems like my life has went by fast in working and raising a family.
    If you can call Lora Jane Bartrum or me that would be great.

    Lora Jane – 304-854-1914
    Norma Jean 540-431-0070

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