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Marie C. Donahue

Obituary for Marie C. Donahue

March 19, 1948 - November 10, 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 73


Marie C. Donahue, age 73, passed away on November 10, 2021. She was born March 19, 1948 to the late James and the late Genevieve Burke (nee – Brady). Marie was be beloved wife of 46 years to Anthony Donahue; mother of Kelly DiPasquale and her husband Anthony, and Trish Donahue and her fiancé Tim Fagan; grandmother of Bryan Monica, Alistair DiPasquale, and Angelina DiPasquale; sister of Catherine Weatherstone and her husband George, James Burke and his wife Edith, and the late Robert Burke and his wife the late Sally; she is also survived by a loving extended family.

Marie was a lifelong Philadelphian, born and raised in the city, and a graduate of St. Veronica's Catholic School and later St. Boniface Commercial High School. She married Tony, the love of her life, on June 14, 1975, and the couple began their family soon after. In her working years, Marie was employed as an Office Manager and used those same secretarial skills at home to keep everything perfectly in order. She was also a longtime fixture in the Ladie's Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH Division 87.)

Relatives and friends are invited to Marie's Life Celebration on Monday, November 15 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Road, Philadelphia and on Tuesday, November 16 from 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. at St. Dominic's Church, 8504 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia. A Funeral Mass will follow. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Marie's memory can be made to St. Dominic's Church.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • In lieu of flowers, the family family requests charitable donations be made to:
  • St. Dominic Church
    8504 Frankford Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19136

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John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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