In memory of
Marjory L. Donovan
In memory of
Marjory L. Donovan
Marjory L. Donovan Devoted to her family, avid sports fan, devout Catholic Marjory L. Donovan passed away Oct. 14, 2020. She was born in 1928, in Bradford, PA to Francis & Vivian Whelan. Upon graduation from Saint Bernard High School, she entered St. Bonaventure University, in Olean, NY. While attending college, she was very active in the student community rising to President of the St. Bonaventure Student Council. After graduating Magna Cum Laude she married her college sweetheart Edward Donovan. Eddie, of course, coached basketball for St. Bonaventure and later the New York Knickerbockers where he was responsible for the Knicks first NBA Championship in 1970. But in many ways, Marjory was just as responsible for her husband's achievement. She had 5 children and became an amazing homemaker. She was an avid sports fan regardless of the sport. Marjory was a master at winning the annual "March Madness" basketball tournament, and always came in first at family badminton and lawn croquet. A devout Catholic and Republican, she enjoyed crossword puzzles, cooking, and contact bridge. She also was a staunch supporter of her children. She measured her success by the successes of all her children's milestones. Marjory was preceded by her husband Edward and her oldest son Michael. She will be missed by her family and fondly remembered forever. She is survived by her children: Nancy Heinle, Timothy Donovan, Mary Donovan Zipf and Sean Donovan; her sons and daughters in law: Stephen Heinle, Katherine Gunning Donovan, Edwin Zipf, and Kate Bresnan Donovan. Her (14) grandchildren: Michael Donovan, Brian Donovan, John Donovan, Meghan (Heinle) Leone, Caroline Heinle, Stephen Heinle, Sean F. Donovan, Jr., Timothy J. Donovan, Jr., Kara (Donovan) Bailey, Matthew Donovan, Kyle Zipf, Colin Heinle, Connor Donovan, and Christopher Donovan. Her (10) great-grandchildren: Donovan Leone, Bailey Donovan, Paige Donovan, Michael Donovan, Liviana Leone, Violet Donovan, John Donovan, Shila Rose Leone, Cashton Leone and Kevin Donovan. Services are today, Friday, October 16th from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., at Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home, 101 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ followed by a Mass of Christian burial at Our Lady of Perpetual Help at 11:00AM and a graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information or to leave a condolence to the family visit www.gcfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Our House, 76 Floral Avenue, Murray Hill, N.J. 07974.
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101 South Finley Ave.
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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In memory of
Marjory L. Donovan
Marjory L. Donovan Devoted to her family, avid sports fan, devout Catholic Marjory L. Donovan passed away Oct. 14, 2020. She was born in 1928, in Bradford, PA to Francis & Vivian Whelan. Upon graduation from Saint Bernard High School, she entered St. Bonaventure University, in Olean, NY. While attending college, she was very active in the student community rising to President of the St. Bonaventure Student Council. After graduating Magna Cum Laude she married her college sweetheart Edward Donovan. Eddie, of course, coached basketball for St. Bonaventure and later the New York Knickerbockers where he was responsible for the Knicks first NBA Championship in 1970. But in many ways, Marjory was just as responsible for her husband's achievement. She had 5 children and became an amazing homemaker. She was an avid sports fan regardless of the sport. Marjory was a master at winning the annual "March Madness" basketball tournament, and always came in first at family badminton and lawn croquet. A devout Catholic and Republican, she enjoyed crossword puzzles, cooking, and contact bridge. She also was a staunch supporter of her children. She measured her success by the successes of all her children's milestones. Marjory was preceded by her husband Edward and her oldest son Michael. She will be missed by her family and fondly remembered forever. She is survived by her children: Nancy Heinle, Timothy Donovan, Mary Donovan Zipf and Sean Donovan; her sons and daughters in law: Stephen Heinle, Katherine Gunning Donovan, Edwin Zipf, and Kate Bresnan Donovan. Her (14) grandchildren: Michael Donovan, Brian Donovan, John Donovan, Meghan (Heinle) Leone, Caroline Heinle, Stephen Heinle, Sean F. Donovan, Jr., Timothy J. Donovan, Jr., Kara (Donovan) Bailey, Matthew Donovan, Kyle Zipf, Colin Heinle, Connor Donovan, and Christopher Donovan. Her (10) great-grandchildren: Donovan Leone, Bailey Donovan, Paige Donovan, Michael Donovan, Liviana Leone, Violet Donovan, John Donovan, Shila Rose Leone, Cashton Leone and Kevin Donovan. Services are today, Friday, October 16th from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., at Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home, 101 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ followed by a Mass of Christian burial at Our Lady of Perpetual Help at 11:00AM and a graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information or to leave a condolence to the family visit www.gcfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Our House, 76 Floral Avenue, Murray Hill, N.J. 07974.
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Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home
101 South Finley Ave.
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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