Mary-Ellen Donahue

Mary-Ellen B. Donahue

Monday, April 26th, 1948 - Saturday, October 19th, 2019
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Mary-Ellen Donahue, of Hartford, beloved eldest daughter of the late Camilla Tricarico Donahue and Daniel F. Donahue, Sr., died gracefully on October 19, 2019. Born in Hartford April 26, 1948, Mary-Ellen attended Our Lady of Sorrows Church & School and South Catholic High School. Modern dance was her passion and she studied the art form in many different venues from 1966 until the mid-1970's, earning an Associate in Arts Degree from Hartford College for Women in 1971. After earning a Teachers Certificate in Dance from the Hartford Ballet Company, she went on to teach dance to different age groups in Greater Hartford. She especially enjoyed teaching dance to children. Mary-Ellen is survived by two sisters, a brother, and their spouses, Camilla and Michael P. Hynes of West Hartford; Patricia and Chet Camilleri of Greer, SC; and Daniel F. Donahue, Jr. and Susan Harrod of Ashford, CT. She leaves a niece, Catherine Hynes; a nephew, Thomas Camilleri; and a nephew and his wife, Michael D. Hynes and Jeanette August and their two children.She also leaves a dear uncle, John Donahue, of Dedham, MA as well as first cousins, their spouses, children and grandchildren in Greater Boston, Florida and Georgia. Besides her parents, Mary-Ellen was predeceased by a nephew, James M. Hynes. Mary-Ellen’s family extends its gratitude to the caring nurses, aides and staff at Chelsea Place Care Center and Hartford Healthcare Hospice.There will be no calling hours and burial will be private. A funeral mass will be held at St. Brigid Church, New Britain Ave., West. Hartford on Nov. 2, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. No flowers please. Instead, go out of your way to be kind to someone in need, and give generously to the cancer-fighting organization of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.SheehanHilbornBreen
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    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 | 10:30am
    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 10:30am
    St. Brigid Church
    1088 New Britain Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06110
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Judith Gosnell Kempe

Posted at 10:00am
Mary Ellen was one of my roommates a long time ago while she was studying at Hartford Ballet. Always soft spoken and kind she was a beautiful person. I am sorry for your loss and everyone's loss who knew her.
Judith Gosnell Kempe

Dolly Chelli

Posted at 06:17pm
Dear Camilla and family ,
I was saddened to hear about your sister, Mary Ellen.
May she Rest In Peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father.
I will keep you all in my prayers

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