Ann Marie Fox Donahoe

  • Died: September 22, 2020
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

William Slater II Funeral Service

1650 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Tel. (412) 563-2800

Tribute & Message From The Family


Ann Marie Fox Donahoe formerly of Mt. Lebanon, died at Vincentian Marian Manor in Pittsburgh on September 22, 2020. She was 102. Ann Marie was predeceased by her husband, John A. Donahoe and her daughter, Patricia (Philip) Colavincenzo. She is survived by her children, Anne (Frank), John (Pat), Robert (Denise) and Michael (Mary Anne). Ann Marie was the very proud grandmother of twelve, Thomas, Maria, Rita, Katherine, John D., John C., James, Brian, Lucy, David, Elizabeth and Kathleen. She happily welcomed seventeen great-grandchildren to the family. Ann Marie was born in Chicago on October 29, 1917, to Ludmilla B. and Joseph J. Fox. Her father called her Sunshine. She delighted in being one of eight children. Ann Marie attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, Illinois and graduated from Barat College, also in Lake Forest. Ann Marie and John were married in Chicago on May 9, 1941. Their first home was in Perryville Maryland as John was stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground during the Second World War. After the war, they moved to Pittsburgh, the city Ann Marie happily adopted for the rest of her life, while always remaining close to her Chicago family, including twenty nieces and nephews. While creating a wonderful home for her husband and five children, Ann Marie found time to volunteer at Mercy Hospital, St. Bernard Church, St. Lucy's Auxiliary to the Blind, and as board member of the Pittsburgh Guild for the Blind. She was an active member of the Associated Alumni of the Sacred Heart. Ann Marie's life changed in 1973 when she was widowed at age 55, but her positive approach to life manifested itself in the real estate career she relished until she retired at age 72. Since then, she loved traveling, the company of good friends and her growing family. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 25 at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, (412-563-2800) 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Twp. 15220 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A blessing service will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Vincentian Marian Manor, 2695 Winchester Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 would be appreciated. www.slaterfuneral.com


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Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. She was the last of my aunts to pass. I have very fond memories of her. I was able to get out to Pittsburgh a few times for work (Mellon Bank workshops) and a few times for personal visits. She always made me feel welcome and always called the rest of the Donahoe's to make my visit even more special. It always made me chuckle a bit when I told friends that the Donahoe's were my cousins, but related via the Fox name, not the Donahue name. She will be missed and always in my prayers.

God Bless and stay safe.

Stephen Donahue

Posted by Stephen Donahue - Riverwoods, IL - family   October 02, 2020

To my Donahoe Cousins,

We were saddened to hear of Aunt Ann Marie’s death and share in your sorrow. She was the last of the Fox generation that meant so much to me and my siblings. The family ties, love and support were always present at 125 Woodstock and her passing is a loss for all of us. The Lord is now enjoying the company of the entire Joseph J. Fox family. She will be missed. Our prayers are with you.

Kathleen Hansen and Family

Posted by A friend   October 01, 2020

I was sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Ann Marie. I hadn't seen her in a while and, because of Covid-19, I don't know that many people were able to see her lately. However, we can all take solace in the fact that the Lord was with her, and now she and Patty, along with my Mom and all of the other Foxes who have gone before them, are all resting in peace in His loving hands.

My prayers go out to all of you.

Nancy Donahue and family

Posted by Nancy Donahue - IL   September 30, 2020

Anne, Bob and family,
I was saddened to hear of your mother's passing. I know she was a wonderful mother to all of you and her passing is difficult for you. May you be comforted by your good memories and all that she taught you.
Sincerely,
Margaret Angel

Posted by Margaret Angel - Pittsburgh, PA - Friend   September 27, 2020

Aunt Ann Marie was a wonderful aunt. We will always think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched, for nothing loved is ever lost. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mary Carol and family

Posted by Mary Carol Oberlin - Wilmette, IL - family   September 26, 2020

Bob, Denise and family,
We were sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.
Pat and Lynne DeMay

Posted by A friend   September 26, 2020

You're so very fortunate and blessed to have yourmotheras long as you did.It's having her through every memory of your life, it's celebratingall the family weddings she was able to attend.Enjoying the company of her great-grandchildren. Knowing that she led a big and long lifeshould comfort you.Aunt Ann Marie is now enjoying the company of her familyin Heaven. My prayers are with you today. Love, Gail Donahue

Posted by gail donahue - UPLAND, CA - family   September 25, 2020

I was saddened to read of your Mother's death. I remember her as a gracious, elegant friendly woman with a warm smile. She always struck me as a person who had life in proper balance and lived it well. Please accept my sympathy on her passing.

Posted by Jerry Mansmann - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Friend   September 25, 2020

Ann Marie was our neighbor in Virginia Manor. We moved there from WVa when I was 12. She also sold my house many years later. Good friend to my mother.

Posted by Sue Henderson Wyatt - Pittsburgh, PA - Family Friend   September 24, 2020

I knew Ann Marie from PNC Bank, where I worked. Wonderful person with that wonderful smile. God Bless everyone and enjoy your sweet memories.

Posted by Nancy Geraci - PITTSBURGH, PA   September 24, 2020

When I started working at the Mt Lebanon Hanna office Ann Marie was a bright light and wonderful coworker who was so helpful to a newbie. She was a delight to be around with a great sense of humor. I’ve never forgotten her. A lovely lady.

Posted by Mimi O’Malley - Mt Lebanon   September 24, 2020

Will always remember her incredible kindness to me and my wife Katie. I will miss you terribly. The last of my dad's brothers and sisters.
Our love to all of you John, Bob, Anne and Michael.
Love,
Tim & Katie

Posted by Tim Fox - Wilmette, IL - Family   September 23, 2020