Aniceta Donovan
1940 - 2021
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Aniceta Donovan, 81, of Trafford passed away Friday, April 30, 2021. Aniceta was born on April 25, 1940, in Braddock, the daughter of the late Bernard and Grace (Hunnell) Welsh. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Donovan, and her brother, William G. Welsh. She is survived by her children, Gerry (Jennifer) Donovan Suzanne McNeece, Donna Donovan and Jonette Uschock (Gregory); her grandchildren, Madeline, Maura, Veronica, Aidan, Brennan and Kevin; as well as her sisters, Bernadette Shook and Catherine Egnatz. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME, INC., 702 Seventh St. (State Rt. 130), Trafford, 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Regis Church, Trafford, with Father Thomas Dansak as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. Visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.



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Published in Tribune Review from May 3 to May 4, 2021.
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8 entries
May 5, 2021
She was such a sweet & giving person. Loved her a lot
Elaine Nagey
Family
May 5, 2021
Donna and Jonette. Prayers for your families on the passing of your Mom.
Mrs. Lyskava
May 5, 2021
The Welsh Family in the early 60’s.
Bernadette, Bill, Aniceta (back row)
Catherine, Grace, Bernie
Melissa Fagan
Family
May 5, 2021
Adding some photos of my Aunt Ceder. This one is from a trip to Denver. I was visiting my Mum at the same time as her 2 sisters. The Welsh sisters! I loved growing up and knowing how much my Mum loved her siblings. Brother Bill included (but not in photo)
Melissa Fagan
Family
May 4, 2021
Sending hugs and prayers of comfort to family. I loved Aniceta. I'm sure she's happy dancing with Bill again. May God grant her eternal peace.
Joanne Hunnell-Dryburgh
Family
May 4, 2021
Thinking of my Aunt today as she has moved on to heaven.
Aunt Aniceta, affectionately known to her nieces and nephews as: Aunt Ceder. She signed her cards that way. And she sent a lot of cards! Not always perfectly on time but in the right time frame . I actually looked forward to getting a birthday card the week after my birthday. It would make me smile. It sort of stood out as a private message. And she kept up with all of my addresses over the years. She only had 2 addresses in my lifetime and I have had over 20!
When I heard that she died on Friday, one of the first things I thought of was that we have an unopened card for Katie from her waiting for Katie to get home from college.
As I reflect, cards may not be a big thing but they meant a lot in our relationship. I sent her many too. Not out of obligation. Just because.
We both had a love of crafts too. Aunt Ceder would send me craft making items
randomly over the years.
She was my Mom’s (Bernadette Shook)
older sister. And I see some of the oldest child similarities in Aniceta and myself. Things that are slightly different than what I have in common with my Mum.
Genes are an interesting thing. I’ve always thought my toenails and fingernails resembled Aniceta’s. In that same way, I see a resemblance in my daughter’s nails and my sister’s. Family connections.
I haven’t seen my Aunt in quite a while and I don’t have a lot of pictures of her in my scrapbook. (attached are a few that I came up with) but I knew she loved me and I loved her. She was a great example of kindness: as a wife, a mother, a big sister, a visiting nurse, a church member and as an Aunt!!
I’ll miss our connection and look forward to seeing you again in heaven. We can get crafty with Jesus.
Melissa Fagan
Family
May 3, 2021
Dear Donna and family, we are sending our love and prayers. May the memories comfort you. I am so glad over the years she came to visit you in Alexandria with the nieces and we got to visit. I always admired her sense of strong faith and that the TV was always on EWTN. Hugs to all of you! Love Allison and Taryn
Allison Voeller
Friend
May 3, 2021
Dear Donna and family, we are sending our love and prayers. May the memories comfort you. I am so glad over the years she came to visit you in Alexandria with the nieces and we got to visit. I always admired her sense of strong faith and that the TV was always on EWTN. Hugs to all of you! Love Allison and Taryn
Allison Voeller
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