Sophie Mae Donohoe
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AGE: 92 • Wilmington
Sophie Mae Donohoe (Lougheed), 92, of Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach Delaware passed away Monday December 2, 2013. Born in Wilmington, Delaware on May 21, 1921 Sophie was the daughter of the late Lillie (Coates) and John Lougheed. Sophie was a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School where she lettered in Swimming and Field Hockey. She was a founding member of St. Catherine of Siena Church and a member of St Jude's Catholic Church in Rehoboth. She also belonged to Cape Henlopen Senior Center, Lewes Senior Center and the Ladies Auxiliary VFW post 3420.
Sophie was married to her high school sweetheart, Joe, in Florida in 1942. They lived in Wilmington until they retired to Rehoboth Beach in 1975. During their retirement they enjoyed playing golf, traveling and watching sports. Following the death of her husband, Sophie became an avid bingo player where she made many new friends especially Ann Callahan and Lillian Hart.
Sophie was preceded by her husband Joseph W. Donohoe and son Joseph Donohoe. She is survived by her daughter Ann Doody (Arthur), granddaughters Catherine Donohoe Williamson (Brian) with whom she lived for the last year, Lisa Donohoe, Andrea Doody- Kramer (James), great grandsons Kyle and Patrick Williamson and daughter-in-law Kathy Donohoe.
Services will be held on Thursday December 5, 2013 at 11am at St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, 2503 Centerville Rd. Wilmington DE. Family and friends may call from 10 am to 11am.
The family would like to thank the staff of Compassionate Care Hospice for the excellent care provided to Sophie, especially Terry. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cape Henlopen Senior Center or Lewes Senior Center.
Mealey Funeral Homes & Crematory
703 North Broom Street Wilmington, DE 19805
Published in The News Journal from Dec. 3 to Dec. 5, 2013