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Geraldine Donahue

November 14, 1925 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Geraldine Donahue Obituary

Geraldine Donahue, 98, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2024 at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born on November 14, 1925 in Chicago, the daughter of Gerald and Eleanor (Mcassey) Dwyer. She married Gerald Donahue on June 19, 1949.

Upon completion of secondary school an enthusiastic Geraldine proudly worked for Union Carbide in Chicago. While attending her niece's baptism, she met a dashing young man just back from WWII, Gerald Donahue. He swept her off her feet and they started a furniture store together while raising a robust family of seven children, three girls and four boys. Gerry was part of the Mariola club of St. Mary Parish in Woodstock. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed playing golf. She was a volunteer for Easter Seal’s and the Woodstock hospital auxiliary. She loved to read and enjoyed watching birds from her home and being surrounded by her family.

Gerry is survived by her children, Gerald “Mike” (Rose) Donahue, John (Denise) Donahue, Sarah Schaefer, Lynn (Phil) Stewart, James (Anna) Donahue, David (Rhonda) Donahue; son-in-law Don Kleinschmidt;17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren, her sister Judy Uruba and many nieces and nephews and good friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald; daughter, Mariella Kleinschmidt granddaughter, Jennifer Schaefer; brother, Robert Dwyer and sister Helen Nevius.

Memorial visitation will be held Sunday, February 4, 2024 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home 1211 N. Seminary Ave. Woodstock IL 60098.

A celebration of life will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to Calvary Catholic Cemetery or Journey Care 405 Lake Zurich Rd Barrington IL 60010.










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Memorial Gathering
February 4, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Schneider Leucht Merwin Cooney
1211 North Seminary Avenue / P.O. Box 22
Woodstock, IL 60098


JourneyCare Hospice Care Center
405 N. Lake Zurich Road, Barrington IL 60010


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