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39 South Main Street
Mechanicville, NY 12118
Phone: (518) 664-4500
Fax: (518) 664-3046
Virginia Donahue

Virginia "Ginny" Donahue (Holland)

Tuesday, April 15th, 1924 - Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
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MECHANICVILLE - Virginia Holland Donahue, 96, died at home, Tuesday August 11th, with her loving family by her side.

A native and lifelong resident of Mechanicville, born April 15, 1924, daughter of the late Edward and Monica Casey Holland. Virginia was a 1941 graduate of Mechanicville High School, and Mildred Elley Bus. School.

For many years Virginia was a clerk for the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation in Albany.  She had also worked for the NY Departments of State and Commerce before raising her family.

Virginia was an avid reader, she enjoyed Broadway shows, cruises, crossword puzzles, her monthly poker games with friends and her glass of wine.  As a young woman she loved her many trips to Hampton Beach with her girlfriends.  In later years she traveled to parts of Europe and the US but her most cherished trips were to the beach house at Good Harbor Beach with family and friends.  She was a Cub Scout leader and member of St. Paul’s Mother’s Guild and a communicant of All Saints on The Hudson.  She was member of Mechanicville and Halfmoon Senior Citizens Centers and had an affection for the Mechanicville Area Community Service Center.  Virginia had a love for life and her greatest joy was time spent with her children, family and friends. 

Predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Eugene "Dunny" Donahue, died April 15, 2000, her brother Edward Holland, brothers-in-law Tony Bivona, Lou Fiorelli and son-in-law Barry Fuller.

Survivors include loving children: Timothy (Linda) Donahue of Mechanicville, Dorine "Pixie" (Jim Tansey)Fuller of Kinderhook, Susan (Tim) Lesar of Round Lake and Maura (Jim) Pickett of Niskayuna.  Treasured grandchildren: Eileen (John) Carlino, Casey (Kristen) Lesar, Tessa (Kevin) Trigonis, Michael Lesar, Liam, Jacob and Abigail Pickett, and great grandchildren: Emily and Claire, Conor and Kellen, and Brayden and Cole.  Also sisters Dorine Bivona, Patricia Fiorelli and Jack (Fran) Holland, along with nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

Virginia’s family extends heartfelt gratitude to Mary Ellen Mulady, Karen Perkins and the Clarke Family for many years of caring friendship shared with our mom. We’d also like to thank her caregivers Cathy and Mary Ellen. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on 11:30 AM Monday at All Saints on the Hudson Church, 895 Hudson Ave, Stillwater, with burial to follow at Saratoga National Cemetery.

Calling hours on Sunday from 3 to 6 PM at DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville.  All Pandemic procedures such as wearing face masks, social distancing and limited gathering will be followed.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude's Children’s Research Hospital or Mechanicville Area Comm Service Center in memory of Virginia Donahue.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    39 South Main Street
    Mechanicville, NY 12118
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  • Service

    Monday, August 17th, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    Monday, August 17th, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    All Saints On The Hudson North Church
    Address
    895 Hudson Avenue
    Stillwater, NY 12170
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  • Interment

    Location
    Saratoga National Cemetery
    Address
    200 Duell Road
    Schuylerville, NY 12871
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Posted at 02:05pm
Maura and family: I am so sorry to read about the passing of your mom. Even though I knew her for a short period, I thought that she was a special woman back in the 1980's when we were going to Albany Business. I could tell how close Maura and her sisters and brother were and that they were raised right by both parents. Through my own experience, I know the importance of family while losing a parent and being there for one another. I will be praying for you and your family. -Doug McCurdy, ABC class of 1982
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Posted at 10:55am
Donahue Family, Sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was special lady and a great neighbor. We will miss her and loving wave. Love the Clark FamIly
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Liz Voelker

Posted at 05:01pm
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a lovely woman and I have many happy memories of her. Always had fun doing hair in her kitchen. May she rest in peace.

Liz Ellsworth Voelker
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Posted at 10:37am
We are so sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady!
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donna phelps

Posted at 11:30pm
timmy, linda and family, so sorry for your loss, may she R.I.P

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