Former Atlantic Highlands Mayor Peter E. Donoghue
Former Atlantic Highlands Mayor Peter E. Donoghue reads at a Veteran's Day ceremony in 2009. (AHH file photo)

Peter E. Donoghue, a patriot and community leader passed away this morning at home surrounded by his family, according to a close family friend.

Peter E. Donoghue 2003 candidate for Mayor
Peter E. Donoghue 2003 candidate for Mayor (AHH file photo)

A devout family man and church elder at Atlantic Highlands Presbyterian Church, Peter E. Donoghue served as Atlantic Highlands Mayor from 2004-2012, and for many years was the chairman of the municipal Democratic party.

Peter E. Donoghue sworn in as Mayor on January 1, 2004
Peter E. Donoghue sworn in as Mayor on January 1, 2004 (AHH file photo)

Peter E. Donoghue, an army veteran, served also as Commander of the C. Eugene Allen Post #141 of the American Legion. He was often seen in the town’s parades riding in the back seat of a blue cadillac convertible.

Mayor Peter E. Donoghue in the St. Patrick's Day Parade 2009
Mayor Peter E. Donoghue in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2009 (AHH file photo)

There is no information about arrangements at this time. More information will follow as it becomes available.

Former Atlantic Highlands Mayor Peter E. Donoghue at the Veteran's Day Ceremony 2021
Former Atlantic Highlands Mayor Peter E. Donoghue at the Veteran’s Day Ceremony 2021 (AHH file photo)

UPDATE: There will be no funeral services at this time for Peter E. Donoghue. He is being cremated. There will be a memorial service later in the spring.


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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...