Mary Donahue

Obituary of Mary Donahue

Mary W. Donahue, 90, formerly of 249 Bates Ave., passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Oneida Healthcare Extended Care Facility where she had been a resident since June 9, 2017.


She was born on May 28, 1927, in Oneida, the daughter of William and Theresa Fox White.  She was a graduate of Oneida High School, Class of 1945.  She went on to graduate from CCBI in Syracuse in 1946.


On September 11, 1954, Mary was united in marriage to John R. Donahue.  John passed away on April 2, 1972.


Mary was employed as a secretary for Oneida Limited for forty-three years, retiring in 1992. 


A lifelong resident of Oneida, Mary was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, a fifty-year member of the Court of Our Lady #1250 Catholic Daughters of America, and the Oneida Limited Retirement Club.


Mary was an avid bowler and Bingo player.  She enjoyed traveling, especially taking cruises.


Surviving are a son, Paul F. (Susan) Donahue, of Chittenango; a grandson, Matthew of Syracuse; a sister, Sister Cecelian Grace White IHM, of Scranton; two sisters-in-law, Joan Donahue, of Oneida and Helen White of Syracuse; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a sister and a brother-in-law, Catherine and John Bowe and a brother, William White.


Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018, beginning with a Prayer Service at 9:15 AM at the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc., followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, 121 St. Joseph’s Place, Oneida, at 10:00 AM where the Rev. Richard J. Kapral will officiate.  Interment will take place in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.  Family and friends are invited and may call on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home, 342 Main St., Oneida.  Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to St Patrick’s School.

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