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Eleanor S. (Steeves) Donahue

Pause Days Gone By by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“Fond memories from childhood of Dede our thoughts and prayers are with the Donahue family ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Elaine Connolly (Logan) - MA

2 of 6 | Posted by: Elaine Connolly (logan) - MA

“Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. She was my cousin and haven't heard from her for a long time. I send my deepest sympathy to all. Mary...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Jane O"Leary - chatham, MA

“Dear Paula and Family, My sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I hope...Read More »
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5 of 6 | Posted by: Frank & Maura Goodhue - Windham, NH

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

Eleanor S. (Steeves) Donahue passed away on March 25, 2019. She was 89 years of age. Eleanor was the beloved wife to the late William E. Donahue for over 50 years. Loving mother of William E. Donahue Jr. of Quincy, Carol Donahue McEleney of Hampton, NH, Ellen M. Richard & Gary of West Simsbury, CT, Paula J. Vaughan & Stephen of Melrose, Lisa J. Donahue & John Patton of New York, NY, Peggy A. Donahue of Stoneham and Kevin M. Donahue & Donna of Brighton. Cherished grandmother of Caitlin, Sean, Andrew, Devin, Connor, Jennifer, Crystal, Stephen Jr., Sarah, Jack, Dagny, Lucy, Grace, and Ryan. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 4:00-8:00PM. Funeral procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Friday morning, March 29th at 9:30AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Raphael Church, 512 High St. West Medford at 11:00AM. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Eleanor's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.