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DONAHUE, Mary Elizabeth (Moore) Of Cambridge, died peacefully on May 7, 2014, at the age of 86 after a brief illness. Beloved wife of the late Edward J. Donahue, Captain, Cambridge Fire Department. Loving mother of Ellen McLaughlin of Cambridge, Dr. Marybeth Ferrante and her husband Santino of Cambridge, Deborah Scannell of Arlington, Edward Donahue and his wife Edith of Dumfries, VA, and James Donahue and his wife Janice of Orlando, FL. Proud grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Daughter of the late Edward and Mary Moore of Cambridge. Dear sister of Dorothea McGee of MD, Winifred Tate of Clinton, and the late Helen Roulo of NC, Jane Igo of Burlington, Elizabeth Roach of WA, Alice Gibson of CA, and Catherine Monaco of Tyngsboro. Mary graduated from St. John's High School in Cambridge. She worked as an Administrative Assistant at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 2175 Mass Ave., NORTH CAMBRIDGE on Saturday at 10:00 am followed by a Funeral Mass in Saint Johns Church, Cambridge at 11:00 am. Relatives and friends invited. Visitation on Friday from 4:00-8:00 pm. Interment in Cambridge City Cemetery. For directions or to send an online condolence visit
Published in The Boston Globe from May 8 to May 9, 2014
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