Obituary - 11/07/2012

Mary Ellen Donahue

October 26, 2012

Mary Ellen Donahue, 102, passed away October 26, 2012 at the Fulton Center in Gloversville where she had been a patient since 2002.

Mary was born in Piseco, NY, the daughter of Agnas (Reilly) and James Donahue. She attended area schools and graduated from Wells High School in 1929. She graduated from State Normal School at Oneonta in 1933.

Children in Piseco Common and Lake Pleasant Central School learned to read, write and count under Mary’s instruction. She retired from teaching in 1979. She lived in Northville for several years before returning to Speculator.

A funeral service was held on Saturday November 3, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge Street, Northville.  

Burial was in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Wells.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lake Pleasant School Scholarship Fund.  

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