Obituary | Kathleen “Kathy” Mary Donahue, 78, of West Bend


November 30, 2019 – West Bend, WI –Kathleen M. “Kathy” Donahue (O’Mahar), 78, of West Bend, formerly of Grafton and Milwaukee, was called home to be with the Lord on Thanksgiving morning, November 28, 2019 surrounded by her family.

Kathy was born on May 15, 1941 in Milwaukee to Thomas and Josephine O’Mahar (Burbach). She was united in marriage to David P. “Dave” Donahue on June 24, 1961 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Milwaukee.

Kathy graduated from Messmer High School (Milwaukee) in 1959. She worked in the office at Grob, Inc. for 24 years. Kathy liked stitchery, scrapbooking and gardening. Together with her husband, Dave, they traveled extensively and made friends along the way. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Those Kathy leaves behind to cherish her memory include her husband Dave of 58 years, four children, Michael (Marlene) Donahue, Sheilah (Dane) Donahue-Hamilton, Maureen Donahue, and Sean (Tracie) Donahue; nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Ryan, Ian, Matthew, Erin, Andrew, Avery, Murphy and Marley. She is further survived by her six siblings, Gail (the late Don) Hanley, Thomas (Linda) O’Mahar, Colleen Guthrie, Terry O’Mahar, Mel (Colleen) O’Mahar, and Eileen O’Mahar, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by one brother, Rory O’Mahar and three sisters, Pat Bricco, Ruby O’Mahar, and Bridget O’Mahar.

Service date and time still pending.

Interfaith Caregivers

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