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Mary J. Donahue

January 28, 1949 April 20, 2018
Mary J. Donahue
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Obituary for Mary J. Donahue

Mary Jeanne “Sugar” Donahue, 69, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 in her home.

She was born on January 28, 1949 in Peoria, IL to Harold and Margaret “Margy” (Blough) Schmidt.

Mary attended St. Bernard’s Catholic Elementary, Academy of Our Lady High School, and Mount Saint Clare College.

She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years James R. Donahue, her children: Amy (Ed) McNenney of Pelham, NY; Mark Donahue (Stephanie) of Peoria, IL, and; Guy Donahue (Megan) of Chicago, IL, seven grandchildren, and three siblings: Catherine (Schmidt) McGrath of San Antonio, TX, William Schmidt of Kansas City, MO, and Paula (Schmidt) Lee of Superior, CO.

Mary was a faithful, loving, and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved watching football and movies with Jim, Friday nights at Mark and Stephanie’s, and traveling to Chicago and New York City to visit her kids and grandkids. Her compassion and love for others carried over to her 30-year career at Potter and Anderson Jewelers where she made countless relationships, both personally and professionally.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am Thursday, April 26, 2018 at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Fr. David Richardson officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:30 pm until 8:00 pm at St. Philomena Church. Additional visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help defray medical expenses and funeral costs.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

25

Apr

4:30 PM 4/25/2018 4:30:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/25/2018 8:00:00 PM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Thursday

26

Apr

10:30 AM 4/26/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph Cemetery Final Resting Place

2105 W. Heading Ave.
West Peoria, IL 61604

2105 W. Heading Ave. West Peoria 61604 IL
United States
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