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Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Donahue

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Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Donahue Obituary
Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Donahue

AGE: 89 • Claymont

Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Donahue passed away peacefully on June 23, 2016, at age 89. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on Sept. 20, 1926. Betty and her family moved to Claymont, Delaware in 1960. She and her husband John were the owners of the County Maid Deli in Claymont for 30 years, where many local high school students had their first jobs.

While living in Claymont she was an active parishioner of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, enjoying her time spent on the parish council and bingo. A staunch Democrat, Betty loved politics and was outspoken about women's rights and education.

Betty was a fierce supporter of her children and grandchildren, whom she loved very much. She was predeceased by her husband John and is survived by her children: Marianne LaRock-McGuckin, John J. Donahue, Jr. (Kye), Joan Rupar (Mark); her 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Betty has generously made a donation to the Humanity Gift Registry to further the education of physicians. A memorial service will be held at a later date. To send an online condolence visit

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Published in The News Journal on June 26, 2016
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