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Maria Donohue

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Maria Donohue Obituary
Maria J. Donohue passed away on June 26, 2014, she was 54 years old. Maria was the youngest of three children born to Elisa Teles, and Jose Lourenco in Vila Verde dos Francos, Portugal. Maria moved to Newark, New Jersey in 1969 where she later met her husband, Bill. She and Bill moved to Colorado in 1987 to enjoy the beautiful outdoors they both loved so much and to start a family. Although there are many obstacles in all our lives Maria faced hers with the utmost determination and grace. A devoted wife and dedicated mother, Maria gave her all to her family. In her spare time she loved to read or take a quiet drive to a nearby lake. Anyone who knew her in any capacity would describe her as very generous and giving. She was well known for her enthusiasm and countless hours of work within the Autism and other Special Needs communities. Maria made many friends in Loveland and the surrounding area. She is remembered fondly by many parents and students alike that she met along the way. She touched everyone who encountered her. Maria was preceded in death by her beloved parents and brother, Amilcar. She is survived by her husband William Donohue of Loveland; son Andrew "AJ" age 25 of Fort Collins and her son Brian age 23 of Loveland as well as her older brother Jack Lourenco (Dulcinea) of Newark, New Jersey; and many nieces, nephews and cousins in the United States and Portugal. A celebration of life gathering will be on Wednesday July 2nd at 1318 Finch St Loveland CO, from 11 - 4Donations in Maria's name can be made to the Larimer County Humane Society www.larimerhumane.org Go to www.viegutfuneralhome.com for condolences.
Published in Loveland Reporter-Herald on June 29, 2014
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