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1925 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
DONAHUE, Rita Age 90, died peacefully on May 2, 2016 at the Winchester Hospital. Rita was a lifelong resident of Winchester, born on June 4, 1925 to the late John & Ellen Halligan. Rita was predeceased by her beloved husband of 46 years, Kenneth Donahue. She is survived by her three children, Paul, Jayne (Robert Mills Jr.), and Shawn (Joan), five grandchildren, Shawn Jr., Robert III, Emma, Martin & Clara Mae, along with many nieces and nephews. After graduating from Winchester High School, Rita worked at Warren M. Pike Assoc. for 50 years. She also spent over 20 years volunteering with the Malden Catholic High School Bingo, organized numerous fundraisers for the GBARC, and volunteered in the coffee shop at Winchester Hospital until 2014. Among her favorite pastimes were trips to Foxwoods, browsing at her favorite "store", reading mystery novels, tea parties, knitting "Nana Booties" for everyone she met, and spending time with her family. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 6th at 10:00AM at St. Mary's Church, 155 Washington Street, Winchester. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rita's memory to the ARC of Massachusetts at thearcofmass.org. Lane Funeral Home Winchester 781.729.2580
Published in The Boston Globe on May 6, 2016
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