302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Mary Breen Donohoe

Mary Breen Donohoe, age 86, of Wilmington, DE. passed away peacefully on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Mary was born in Colwyn, PA., the daughter of the late Frank T. and Mary Lawler Breen. She graduated from West Catholic High School and eventually went to work as a secretary at St. Mary Magdalen Church and the Carrie Downie Elementary School.

Mary was a devoted member of St. Mary Magdalen for over fifty years. Her greatest passion was her grandchildren and daughter. Her sense of humor and infectious laughter will be greatly missed. Mary was blessed throughout her life to be surrounded by so very many wonderful friends.

In addition to her parents, Mary is predeceased by her brothers, Thomas, Charles and Francis, her sister Eileen. She is survived by her daughter, Marianne Delany, three grandchildren, Beau, Maggie, and Ellie Delany, her brother, Robert and her sister, Janet.

A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Foulk Manor North for the wonderful love, care and attention they provided during her final years.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 7 Sharpley Road, Wilmington, DE. 19803. A visitation will be held at the church beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 248 E. Chestnut Hill Rd, Suite 4, Newark, DE. 19713.

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    Mary Leonetti writes,
    MomMom lives on forever in a different realm. She is at peace watching over her family and friends! She will be missed on this eart! May the guardian angels surround Marianne and the children- during this difficult time! All my love-
    03/12/2019 08:42 pm
    Susan and Justin Ryan writes,
    Justin and I have known our dear Mary for over 50 years - and those years evoke happy and fun and supportive and caring memories of times together. Mary was a one-of-a-kind person who deeply loved her family and friends unconditionally. She always took a genuine interest in what you were doing and how you felt .....and responded with such insight and wisdom. We could all learn from her how she faced her challenges and joys....and become better people. She will be forever in our hearts ....and know we will see her again.
    03/13/2019 11:34 am
    ST. MARY MAGDALEN (1950's) (FATHERS- HENRY MILLER/ STEPHEN BREEN) lit a candle and writes,
    03/15/2019 02:04 am
    Deborah Stein writes,
    Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. Enjoy your treasured memories of Mommom. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this time of loss. Love always, Aunt Deb & Uncle Bob
    03/15/2019 08:44 am
    Sal and Sylvia Katz lit a candle and writes,
    Sylvia and I share our finest condolences on the passing of this gentle soul.
    03/16/2019 12:30 am
    Rosemary and John Prettyman lit a candle and writes,
    Marianne, Beau, Maggie, and Ellie Mary was like a sister to my Mom. I think of all their happy times together. Love, John and Rosemary
    03/19/2019 12:07 pm
    Ellie Delany lit a candle and writes,
    I love you and miss you so much.
    05/31/2019 03:30 pm

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