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Nadja Donnelly

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Nadja Donnelly Obituary
DONNELLY, NADJA Nadja Donnelly, 96, of West Haven, wife of the late James Donnelly passed away February 12, 2014 at the home of her daughter in Hampton. She was born in New Haven on November 11, 1917, daughter of the late Andrew and Efrasinia Zavaley Belevich. She worked at Armstrong Rubber Company and was married in 1941 when she became a homemaker and raised her family. She is survived by her son James A. Donnelly and his wife Nina Tower Donnelly and her daughters: Maryellen Donnelly and her husband Jamie Krall and Kate Donnelly and her husband Clay Colt, both of Hampton; her sisters, Olga Evans and Sonia Dunker; and six grandchildren Amy Donnelly Lawrence and her husband Eric Lawrence of Gilbert, Arizona; Andrew Donnellycolt of West Haven; Cal Donnellycolt of Allston, MA; Jake Donnelly of Fairfield, CT; Zach Donnelly-Krall of Allston, MA; and Zoe Donnellycolt of Oakland, CA; and 3 great grandchildren, Alex, Ryan, and Dylan Lawrence of Gilbert, AZ. She was a member of the West Haven Garden Club and was a volunteer with an assortment of projects and places including Special Olympics, Hospice, New Haven public schools, West Haven Veterans Hospital, and Our Lady of Victory Church, where she was a congregant. Her creative work with flowers and gardens brought great cheer and comfort to many. She will be missed. Family and friends are invited to call at Keenan Funeral Home, 238 Elm Street, West Haven from 2-5 pm on Sunday. Those wishing to send condolences online may do so at www.keenanfuneralhome.com.
Published in The New Haven Register on Feb. 15, 2014
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