Tag Archives: Peter Donar

A Model of a Mother

It’s May 18th and in the Desmond family that can mean just one thing: it’s Mom’s birthday–her 101st to be exact. Though she’s been gone now for over 42 years, who could ever forget a face like hers? No wonder … Continue reading

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Frank Fay: Fact, Fiction or Family Legend?

The Frank Fay connection to the Desmond-Donar family is a bit of a mystery. Notes written in the family photo album stated that an actor named Frank Fay was the first cousin of my grandfather, Peter Donar (1867-1929), my mother’s … Continue reading

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