Obituary of Doris Donahue
Doris M. Donahue (Gia), 101, went peacefully into Heaven on September 25, 2019. Doris was born on December 26, 1917 in Cedarville, the daughter of the late Lynn and Velma Miller Tutty and was a graduate of Mohawk Central School. On July 14 1945 she was united in marriage with Bernard T. Donahue in the Ilion Baptist Parsonage, he passed away on June 17, 1986.
Doris started her working career at Remington Rand then went with Duo fold and finally retired from M.D.S. in 1980. She was a member of the Ilion First Baptist Church and was Past President and Life Member of the VFW Post 502 Auxiliary. She spent a lot of time at Lowey Lake and enjoyed many days fishing. She loved sports being an avid Syracuse Basketball fan never missing a game if she could help it. She loved Tony Dorsett from the Cowboys and Reggie Jackson from the Yankees but most of all she loved watching her Grand and Great grand children play sports. Doris enjoyed playing poker for nickels with family (winning and taking their change) talking and sharing stories of her life, singing, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles and word searches.
Doris was a kind, loving, caring, generous woman to everyone she came in contact with, if you met and knew her you couldn’t help but love her, she was willing to help anyone expecting nothing in return.
Doris is survived by her children and their spouses, Patricia and Larry Hubbell, Frankfort, Alton and Karen Donahue. Pomona, Ca., 4 grandchildren and their spouses, Eric and Alisa Hubbell, Little Falls, Heather and Donald Bishop 111, Ilion, Lindsay and Greg Halverson, Ontario, Ca., Megan Donahue and Fiancée Jason Smith Irvine, Ca.. She is also survived by 6 Great grand children; Nicholas and Katie Hubbell, Ilion, Todd Hubbell, Little Falls, Miranda Hubbell, Little Falls, Jordyn Bishop, Ilion, Daniel Bishop, Ilion and Jessica Bishop, Sauquoit also a Great Great grandson Logan Hubbell, Ilion, many nieces and nephews, special friends Angela Harrington and Tyer Mayton, Little Falls and her fur babies Hanna, Shadow, Gibson and Sammy whom she dearly loved.
Funeral services will be Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St. Ilion, with Rev. John Partise officiating, Interment will follow in the Cedarville Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 AM until the time of the service.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Valley Health Service, especially Cissy Rando, Melissa Wood, Carol Kamp, Jizelle Martinez, Courtney, Jean, Erica, Jessica, Kasi as well as the activities department staff including Laura, Julie, Mullinda, Lynn and Kristen for their special care you gave Doris. She spoke highly of you all and always stated how good you were to her, she loved you all.
To leave an online condolence please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com.
The Whiter Funeral Company was started in 1893 by H.A. Whiter and was originally located in Forestport, NY. Following a fire in Forestport, the family relocated in Ilion, and reopened the funeral home in the early 1900's.
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