Kathleen M. “Kathy” Donahue (O’Mahar), age 78 years, of West Bend, formerly of Grafton and Milwaukee, was called home to be with the Lord on Thankgiving 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.
Mass of Christian Burial for Kathy will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Holy Angels Catholic Church (138 N 8th Avenue – West Bend, WI 53095) Father Howard Haase presiding with Deacon Mark Jansen. Entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee.
Kathy’s family will greet relatives and friends at Church on Wednesday from 11:30 am until the time of service. Memorials: Masses to Holy Angels or to a memorial of your choice.
Kathy’s family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa for the loving care they provided.
The Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Services of West Bend has been entrusted with Kathy’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.
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