Josephine Donahue


Josephine J. (nee Riggio) Donahue of West Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Highland Lakes, NJ passed away in Florida on October 12, 2018.  She was 98 years old.


She was born in Brooklyn, NY to parents Nicola and Caterina (Mangiapanello) Riggio on June 24, 1920.


Josephine was married to the late Thomas F. Donahue, Sr.


She is survived by her daughter Patricia J. Monaco of West Palm Beach, FL; and her sons, Thomas F. Donahue and his wife Patricia of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and William R. Donahue and his wife Dina of Vernon, NJ; as well as, several nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be Thursday, October 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY.  A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima, Highland Lakes, NJ on Friday, October 19 at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will be follow the mass in Glenwood Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Josephine’s memory to Priests For Life.  Donations can be made in Josephine's memory at this link  Or, the ASPCA.  Memorial donations can be made at this link  Alternatively, if you prefer, you can make a donation to the charity of your choice in memory of Josephine.

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