Name: Grace Louise Donahue
Hometown: Danbury, Connecticut
Funeral Date: January 19, 2013
Date of Birth: March 02, 1929
Date of Passing: January 14, 2013
Funeral Home: Knoblock Funeral Home
Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Port Austin. Visitation will be at Knoblock Funeral Home, Kinde, from 3:00 to 8:00 pm Friday, and at the church on Saturday from 9:00 am until the time of the funeral at 10:00 am. There will be a Rosary at 4:00pm and a vigil service at 7:00 pm on Friday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Port Austin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Port Austin Library or the Port Austin Historical Society.
She is survived by nine devoted children, three daughters: Mary (Jake) Glazier of Rochester Hills, Kathleen Donahue of Port Austin and Teresa (Jon) Mayes of Okemos and six sons: Donald (Margaret) Donahue of Naperville, IL, Michael (Jennifer) Donahue of Ann Arbor, Thomas (Mark Rettman) Donahue of Patterson, NY, Dennis (Anne) Donahue of Whitehall, James (Elena) Donahue of Rochester Hills and Gregory (Danielle) Donahue of Traverse City. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Grace was preceded in death by her sisters Edna and Mary Evelyn and brother Charles.
Grace Louise Donahue passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, January 14, 2013 in Danbury, Connecticut after a short illness. She was born on March 2, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Charles and Evelyn Weber and united in marriage to Donald Donahue on July 10, 1954. He preceded her in death on July 5, 1993. Grace enjoyed a very full life, and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved the out of doors and in particular her corner of the world on Lake Huron in Port Austin. She was a school teacher before marriage and loved to tell her family about her experiences as a young girl growing up in St. Philip Neri Parish in Detroit and at Nazareth Academy in Kalamazoo where she graduated high school. Her family recalls the many wonderful, fun years that she and her husband Don spent raising their large family in the Detroit suburbs and spending summers together in Huron County. Grace loved Port Austin, the many friendships that she enjoyed there, the parish community of St. Michael, the gathering of family and the beautiful Lake Huron sunsets. She will be remembered for her reassuring ways, her devotion to God, to St. Joseph and Mary, her cheerfulness and love of song.