Margaret Donnelly
1936 - 2020
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Margaret Donnelly

Margaret Donnelly passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 25th. Margaret was born in Jersey City and moved to Asbury Park in 1971 where she purchased the Pontiac hotel. She and her extended family enjoyed spending time down the shore at the "Pontiac".

Margaret as a young girl worked with the Sisters of St. Joseph at the Home of the Blind, Jersey City. She was a communicant of Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church. She was a devout Catholic and was dedicated to the teachings of her faith. Her children and grand children were the joy of her life. She was a kind, loyal friend and helped anyone in need.

Margaret was pre-deceased by her parents Walter and Elizabeth Hart, sisters Anne, Elizabeth, Ruth, Irene,a brother Tommy and Grandson Michael.

She is survived by her loving children James Barrett and wife Paula, son Michael Barrett and daughter Kelly Barrett. She is also survived by her sister Regina Wroth, grandchildren: Danielle, James, Stephanie, Jeffery and Shelby, Seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Visitation will in Buckley Funeral Home, 509 Second Ave.Asbury Park on Wednesday, July 1st 2-5 pm . Funeral Mass on Thursday, July 2nd, in Holy Spirit Church (Mother of MercyParish)in Asbury Park at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington following the funeral mass. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or a charity of your choice.




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Published in Asbury Park Press from Jun. 27 to Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 10, 2020
I miss you so much. Its still not real that your gone. I love you. You were the best Godmother to me. Thank you for always making me feel so special. Your in my heart forever. ❤
Kathy Carballo
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July 1, 2020
I had the pleasure of first meeting Margaret when I was stationed at West Point, NY with Jim (and Paula) back in the early 80's. On several occasions on our trips to the Asbury Park area, Margaret gladly opened her home to me and my family and allowed us to stay with her.

Through the years, I kept in contact with Margaret and found her to be a gracious, kind woman whose candor was refreshing. She sent us Christmas and Birthday cards regularly and never asked for anytjing in return. Margaret always treated us with kindness and respect and I will never forget her.

I too lost my mother recently so I can relate to the sense of loss the Barrett and Donnelly families are feeling. I knew Margatet was a devote Catholic woman who would not want her family or friends to be sorrowful today. On the contrary, I think Margaret would want us to celebrate her life as she is undoubtedly in a better place where there is only eternal happiness.

May the memory of Margaret be eternal...
Sam J. Koutouzakis
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June 30, 2020
We are praying for strength, peace, and healing for Margarets family and all those who loved her.
Jesse and Sheila Galvan
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June 30, 2020
I remember Margaret well, she was funny and always made me laugh. Her family loves her very much and I know she will be dearly missed.
Sylvia Darrigo
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June 28, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Michael Caraballo
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June 28, 2020
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June 28, 2020
Margaret you were like a second mom to me . I will miss your presence dearly but will feel comfort in the wonderful memories I have. I love you ❤
Donna Anderson
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June 28, 2020
At a time when I was at rock bottom, not knowing what lied ahead for me, Margaret was a bright light in the darkness that was threatening to extinguish me. I will always remember you, Margaret, for your loving-kindness.
James Anton
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June 26, 2020
Cory and I send our condolences to the family. The loss of a Mother is a very hard phase of life to transition through and our hearts go out to you all. May God bless you as you go through this difficult time. May you find joy in her legacy. Special hugs to Jim, Paula and the Boys.
Chuck and Cory Kirkland
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June 26, 2020
I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father.
Tony McGee
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June 26, 2020
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