OBITUARY

Mary Ann Donnell

May 27, 1940July 2, 2019
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Mary Ann Donnell passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the age of 79. She was the cherished wife of 59 years to Robert E. Donnell. Loving mother of Robert P. Donnell (Lisa Griffin), Richard J. Donnell (Sherri Nuschler) and Sharon Donnell Guerrera (Frank Guerrera). Daughter of the late Agnes Chauvin DiCarlo and Joseph DiCarlo. Daughter-in-law of the late Lester Donnell Sr. and Anna Lenz Donnell. Proud grandmother of Robby Donnell, Nicholas Donnell, Damien Donnell and Cody Walsh. Great grandmother of Jonah Clark. She is also survived and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Mary was born in New Orleans, LA and was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish before settling in Slidell, LA. She was a graduate of Holy Angels Academy in New Orleans and enjoyed a long career with Regions Bank. Mary truly enjoyed life through her simple pleasures of cooking for her family and playing volleyball and cabbage ball with friends on the weekends. She found pleasure in the details of everyday life and caring deeply for others.

She spent her last 4 months resting at Greenbriar Nursing Home in Slidell. We send our deepest gratitude to all who took care of her. She will be deeply missed and forever remembered for her dedication to her family, her caring and loving spirit, and spoiling the grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Saturday, July 6th from 10:00AM – 1:00PM, followed by a Funeral Mass in Mary’s memory beginning at 1:00PM. She will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

Services

  • VISITATION Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • FUNERAL MASS Saturday, July 6, 2019

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Lisa Griffin

July 7, 2019

My sweet mother in-law, you were always so gracious to me.
You always had a smile on your face. I will never forget you, you will always have a place in my heart.
Love you,
Lisa

Sherri Nuschler

July 7, 2019

I am forever thankful, grateful, & blessed to have had Mrs. MaryAnn in my life. Her sweet, loving, kind personality always shined through in the way she cared for, cherished, & loved all of us, especially my children. We have so many beautiful memories of love & laughter that will sustain us until we meet again. We will miss her sweet smile. May she RIP. ♥️🙏🏻💫

Sharon Guerrera

July 7, 2019

Today we said our final goodbye! It was one of the hardest days of my life! I am so very grateful that we were surrounded by loving family and friends , it really helped to get through the day ❤️ You will forever be in my heart Momma. I love you ! I promise to take care of Dad and keep my brothers close. You will be the Angel to watch over us, until we meet again 👼🏼

Love you Always,
Sharon

Colleen Orfanello

July 5, 2019

What a privilege it was to have Mrs Mary Ann as our neighbor. Christian and I are truly blessed to have known her. If I could bake her some cookies and send them to heaven, I certainly would. She will be deeply missed and forever celebrated in the hearts and minds of all who knew her.

Janet Griffin

July 4, 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting her, when Katrina hit Louisiana, St. Bernard Parrish. She and her husband, son Robby, my daughter, Lisa, moved home for awhile. It was a blessing in disguise, cause I had emergency open-heart surgery, two weeks later. Mary Ann was a sweet and enjoyable woman to be around. I loved her laughter! We use to talk on the phone, years ago. I missed it, after, it ended. Mary Ann, you will, always, be in my heart ❤️ prayers 🙏 and thoughts! Love 💕 you, dear friend. ❌⭕️🤗💋😘 Love ❤️ and Blessings, to All your loved ones. I hope you can All get thru this sad time. Happy 4th of July in Heaven...😇

carol champagne

July 4, 2019

so sorry to hear this. played ball with her for many years. RIP

Ruthanne Giardina

July 4, 2019

I have so many wonderful memories of my Aunt Mary Ann. I'm truly blessed to have grown up with such a wonderful Aunt and Uncle and cousins! I remember all the fun weekends sleeping over, swimming and helping Sharon with her chores. All the Christmas celebrations, Thanksgiving, 4th of July barbecues, and going to the baseball park and bowling. We had a lot of fun and she made me feel like one of her own. She was loving, kind, had the best personality and was funny and I loved her smile. I love you Aunt Mary Ann. Rest in peace. My heartfelt condolences, prayers and love to Uncle Bobby, Sharon, Robby and Ritchie. Your mom will always be such a big part of my life.

Jessica Champagne

July 3, 2019

So sorry to hear about the passing of my Aunt Maryann. I remember growing up as a child always going over to her and my Uncle Bobby's house for gatherings and pool parties. It was where my Dad taught me how to swim and I always loved diving off the diving board. We always had fun with them as a family. Sadly I can't post a pic bc I lost all my pictures of us with her in Hurricane Katrina, but the memories will always be close at heart. She will be Deeply Missed and Always Loved!

Ellen Kraus

July 3, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mary Ann. I remember playing cabbage ball with her and all the fun times we had bowling on Saturday nights. I remember our team went out after the cabbage ball season was finished. This was the first time she came with us and of course we got home pretty late and Bobby was waiting for her to get home. She will be missed by all.

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