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Wappingers Falls - Gloria Anne Donnolly, 88, an area resident since 1962 and formerly of the Bronx, died on Monday, June 9, 2014 at the Elant at Fishkill.
Born in New York City on March 2, 1926, she was the daughter of John Thomas and Pauline Loschiavo Kenefick. On January 25, 1948 at St. Monica's Church in New York City, she married Patrick Thomas Donnolly who predeceased her on June 20, 2010. Together they raised their six children and had the pleasure of watching over nine grandchildren. Family was the heart and soul of her life.
Gloria had been an employee at Little Angels Nursery School in Wappingers Falls.
Gloria is survived by her children, Thomas P. Donnolly of Newburgh, Maureen Donnolly of Wappingers Falls, Rosemary Donnolly of Wallkill, Kathleen Kavanaugh and her husband Gerald of Endicott, NY, Patricia Roktowski and her husband Robert of Wappingers Falls, and Barbara Jean Gettys and her husband John of Methuen, MA; her grandchildren, Jessica Tripaldi, Jason Tripaldi, Kelly Johnson and her husband Chad, Lindley Kavanaugh and her spouse Leah, Erin Kavanaugh, Emily Ann Rokitowski, Daniel Rokitowski, Brian Rokitowski and Margaret Gettys; her siblings, Mary Kastner, Laura Hansen and her husband Thomas, and Patricia Lane. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by her brothers, Eugene Kenefick, Richard Kenefick, Joseph Kenefick and James Kenefick; her brother-in-law, William Kastner; her sister-in-law, Catherine Delgado; and her nephews, William and John Kastner.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 2-5pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10am at St. Denis Church, 602 Beekman Road, Hopewell Junction followed by interment at St. Denis Cemetery.
For driving directions or online condolences, please visit Gloria's Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.
McHoul Funeral Home, Inc.
895 Route 82
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from June 11 to June 13, 2014