Chesterton Tribune

Mary J. Donahue dies at 88

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Mary J. Donahue, of Chesterton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007 at Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus, Valparaiso. She was 88.

She was born Feb. 1, 1918 in Hurley, Wis. the daughter of Dominic and Josephine (Franko) DiGiorgio, both of whom preceded her in death.

In June 1947 in Chicago, she married George C. Donahue, who preceded her in death Sept. 10, 1970.

She is survived by two children, Dennis (Dorothy) Donahue, Valparaiso and Catherine (Dwight) Noble of Liberty Twp.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Carmen Cheslak of Chicago, Mildred Kounick of Texas and Margaret Ruditis of Calif.

She was also preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.

Mary was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Chesterton; a member of the former Rosary Sodality at St. Patís, St. Patís Senior Club and the Seniors Bunco Club. She was a Girl Scout Leader for six years and Royal Neighbors of America, Goldenrod Camp for 46 years. She was a member of the Bridge Club and Pinochle Club. She was a waitress at Leonardís Restaurant in Chesterton for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

A Mass of Christian Burial, Fr. James Meade officiating, will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at St. Patrick Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd., Chesterton. Interment will be at Chesterton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St. Chesterton. A prayer service will be at 7:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial yet to be decided.


Posted 1/17/2007