Richard Stover Donnell III

Montville - Richard Stover Donnell III was born on April 27, 1956 in Hamilton, Ohio. He passed away at
his home on Friday, July 10, 2015 in Uncasville.

Richard was a graduate of Talawanda High School in Oxford, Ohio. After high school he enlisted in the
U.S. Navy and graduated from recruit training command Great Lakes, Illinois in 1976 before attending
Nuclear Power Submarine School from November 1976 through February 1979. After completing
Nuclear Power School, Richard spent the remainder of his Navy career at the Groton Submarine Base.
He served aboard the USS Grant (SSBN-631),
the USS Tullibee (SSN-597) and the USS Miami
(SSN-755). Richard also served as an instructor at the Submarine School and was twice assigned to
Submarine Squadron Two. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1995 and began a second career with AZ
Corporation of Stonington.

Richard enjoyed reading, running, traveling with his family, collecting sea glass and visiting
lighthouses. He also enjoyed restoring MG sports cars and tinkering with his 1969 Z-28 Chevy
Camaros. Most importantly, he loved being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Maryann (Espinosa) Donnell; and their daughter, Emma; and youngest son,
Nicholas. Richard is also survived by his oldest son, Rob Donnell, daughter-in-law, Erin, and
grandsons, Ryan and Liam of Alexandria, Va.; his mother, Lorraine Donnell of Oxford, Ohio; his sister,
Susan Mescher, brother-in-law, Bill, and nieces, Molly and Jennie of West College Corner, Ind.; his
sister, Leslie Black and brother-in-law, Brian, of Oxford, Ohio; and brother, John Donnell, sister-in-law,
Karen, nephew, Benjamin and niece, Alexandra, of Amesbury, Mass.

His brother Ralph passed away in September 2013.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. July 18, at Fort Trumbull in New London.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the charity of your choice in memory of Richard.

Published in The Day on July 12, 2015

(Obituary as it appeared on
Tullibee Veteran Richard Stover Donnell, 59,
departed on Eternal Patrol on July 10, 2015.
Richard was on Tullibee as an ICC(SS) in the 1980s.
Donnell, Richard Stover
April 27, 1956 - July 10, 2015
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"It was after working hours. ICC/SS Donnell was the DCPO, I was the duty A-ganger.
Both A-gang MM1s were on board working. All 3 found me at the same time. Ricky
Donnell wanted me to take care of some menial task while the MM1s needed me to pull
some parts so they could go home. Chief Donnell, knowing I would help out A-gang,
said "Who's your sea daddy Joe?" I said "Sorry, Ricky. You're an E-7, they are both
E-6s, that's E-12, they win."  He laughed hysterically and walked away....God Speed

- MM2(SS) Henry P. Engo, Jr. (Joe S the Ragman)
Served aboard Tullibee from November 1984 to June 1988