Marie Anne Donohoe
June 10, 1925 – October 18, 2016
Marie Anne Donohoe
Born June 10, 1925 to James Blaine and Josephine Bernadine Kimball of Minot, North Dakota. She attended school at St. Leo's of Minot through High School and the College of St. Scholastica of Duluth Minnesota. She moved with her parents and family of Raymond Purdy to Seattle, Washington during the Second World War. Marie always dreamt of marrying an Irishman, and her dream came true on October 15, 1959, when she married Terence (Terry) Donohoe of Ballinamore, County Leitrum, Ireland. They met within weeks of his emigration to Seattle in 1957. Terry and Marie were blessed with three children: Therese Rose (Michels), Michael James, and Patrick Terence. Much to Terry and Marie's delight, the family expanded with marriages, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Therese and her husband Paul Michels (Kent, WA) have three children: Sarah, Jeff, and Katie. Mike and Deborah (Fall City, WA) have two children: Samantha (Zachary Chase) and Stephen. Patrick and Lauren (Duvall, WA) have three children: Christina (Matthew McCormick), Matthew, and Tamara (Eric Johnston). Marie has two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Rhiannon McCormick. They graciously opened their home to a young missionary priest, Father Horacio Yanez. He has been a part of the family ever since. Terry and Marie's home was always open to anyone, and they had many wonderful friends. Their lives were filled with family, friends, and faith. Marie was very active at St. Edward's parish and school, and most recently at the Southeast Seattle Senior Center. Marie is survived by Terry's sister Rose Donohoe, who turns 102 in November, 2016. She is also survived by nieces Patricia (Terry) Paoletti, Vera (George) Ramos, and nephew Robert (Barbara) Purdy, and preceded in death by Elaine (Miles) Nuzum. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews in Ireland, England, and New York. She passionately rooted for her favorite sports teams. These included, Seattle Mariners, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Washington Huskies, and any school attended by her children and grandchildren. She prayed daily for the return of her beloved Seattle Supersonics. We are sure she will lobby quite vocally to the Good Lord himself on that subject. Special thanks to everyone who touched her life and assisted her as she could not do so herself, most especially: Deedee, Mary Margaret, and Sam (RIP) Moore - neighbors, caregivers, and family. Bill and Marilyn Cranston - for bringing her to church for many years. Ken and Ann Halverson - special friendship and support through the years. Alex Arceo (and family) - her "adopted" grandson from the Southeast Seattle Senior Center. She is also survived by her constant companion until the end, Puddin-head, who cried mournfully in the hours before she died. We are so happy that she will be reunited with her husband, parents, family and friends awaiting in heaven.
Arrangements under the direction of Sunset Hills Funeral Home, Bellevue, WA.
- Rosary Service Friday, October 21, 2016
- Funeral Service Friday, October 21, 2016
- Committal Service Friday, October 21, 2016