Margaret L. (Hlas) Donahue passed away peacefully on January 20, 2012. She was a resident of Chandler Hall in Newtown, Pennsylvania, for 5 years. She was 92.
Margaret married Robert L. Donahue in 1941 in Farrell. His military commitment took them to California, Texas, Arizona and Michigan before moving to Markham, Illinois in 1946 where they raised five children.
Margaret loved to sew, make hats, and knit. She also enjoyed bowling, golf and snow skiing. She was a regular performer in plays in a community theater group in Markham. In 1979 they moved to Springfield, Illinois. After her children were grown, Margaret was a volunteer at St. Johns Hospital, Sojourn Thrift Shop, and Avenue Thrift Shop in Springfield. She was a devoted Catholic and an active parishioner at Blessed Sacrament Church in Springfield.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and her son, Martin. She is survived by her four daughters, Peggie Lawton and her husband, LeRoy, of Craig, Colorado, Karen Beauvais and her husband, Mix, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Susie Malinsky and her husband, Greg, of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, and Kathleen Parry and her husband, John, of Newtown, Pennsylvania. Margaret's greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Farrell on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church where friends and relatives will be received at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be at St. Elizabeth's Cemetery immediately following.
Memorial contributions in Margaret's name may be made to Chandler Hall, 99 Barclay Street, Newtown, PA 18940
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Published in Advance of Bucks County from Feb. 2 to Feb. 10, 2012