That is definitely my father's family. My father was known to shave a few years off his age. He was in his forties when I was born, so he may not have wanted to sound too old, God love him.
He did work during college painting tanks for an oil comany and all his siblings' names are correct. He later became a school principal in Bayonne.
Coincidentally his younger sister Mary married a man named Jimmy Donavan and became Mary Donavan also.
Thank you for all the information. Mary Beth