Winifred A. (Moyer) Donovan

LEOMINSTER, Mass. — Winifred A. (Moyer) Donovan, 96, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Leominster Crossings Senior Living after an illness.

Her husband of 40 years, Harry E. Donovan, died in 1989.

She leaves one son, Harry M. Donovan, and his wife, Beth, of Charlotte, N.C.; three daughters, Joan C. Cook and her husband, David, of Palmyra, N.Y., Patricia A. Hoppe and her husband, Nick, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., and W. Elaine Murphy and her husband, Dr. John Murphy, of Lunenburg, Mass.; nine grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Matthew A. Donovan, in 2000; a brother, Richard Moyer; and a sister, Dorothy Taylor.

Mrs. Donovan was a registered nurse for many years at Bergan Pines County Hospital, Paramus, N.J., retiring in 1980.

She was a 1935 graduate of Coal Township High School and a 1939 graduate of St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing, Philadelphia, and also was a World War II veteran, having served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

She was a member of the daughters of the American Revolution.

Born in Akron, Ohio, Sept. 15, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Arthur B. and Caroline (Zimmers) Moyer.

She had lived in Leominster for five years after living in New Jersey.


DONOVAN — Winifred A. (Moyer) Donovan, 96, of Leominster, Mass. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Farrow Funeral Home, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin. Burial with military honors will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Coal Township. There are no calling hours.

Funeral Home

Farrow Funeral Directors
240 W. Chestnut St. Shamokin, PA 17872
(570) 648-8141

Published in The News Item on Mar. 11, 2014