Rosemary (Deegan) Donahoe, 97, of Benwood, WV, passed away April 8, 2020, at Reformed Church Home, Old Bridge, NJ.
She was born April 28, 1922, in Benwood, WV, daughter of the late Raphael P. Deegan, mayor of Benwood from 1936 to 1959, and the late Mary Muth Deegan. Rosemary was a nurse, receiving her training at the old North Wheeling Hospital. She subsequently worked as a nurse at North Wheeling Hospital; Cabell County Hospital, Huntington, WV; Logan Hospital, Logan, OH; Princeton Hospital, Princeton, WV; Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, FL, Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Elm Grove; and retired from the new Wheeling Hospital in Elm Grove in 1984. Rosemary was a resident of Brookpark Place, Elm Grove, from 1998 to 2014.
Rosemary graduated from DeSales Heights Academy in Parkersburg in 1940, after previously attending Benwood Union High School.
In addition to her father and mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Edwin Donahoe of Huntington, WV; three brothers: Raphael M. Deegan, a former mayor of Cameron, Michael F. Deegan, and Fr. Ronan J. Deegan, T.O.R., a former pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church in Moundsville; and three sons: Earl Deegan Donahoe of Columbus, OH, Ronan David Donahoe of Wheeling, and John Patrick Donahoe.
She is survived by 3 of her 5 children: Mary Frances (Donahoe) Wells, of Columbus, OH, Michael Stephen Donahoe, of Wilmington, DE and Sean Joseph Donahoe, of Burke, VA.; seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
A private family service will be held at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, New Matamoras, OH.
A memorial service will be held later this year at a date to be determined.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhome