Catherine - 90
9/14/1925 - 6/29/2016
Catherine C. “Katie” Donahue age 90 of Clinton, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at her home. A Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 at the Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the service time on Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Catherine Clare Donahue was born on September 15, 1925 the daughter of William P. and Regina (Hanley) Donahue in Clinton. She attended St. Mary’s schools, graduating in 1943. Katie started working at Northwestern Bell in 1943 as a part-time operator, retiring in 1980 with 38 years of service. She was a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers, the CWA telephone union, Clinton Labor Congress and AFL-CIO Union. Katie was a volunteer at Mercy Hospital for 20 years. She also belonged to Prince of Peace Ladies Auxiliary, AMVETS Auxiliary, Historical Society and the River City Art Association. She was a lifelong Democrat. Katie was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Mary (Warren) Kaffenberger, Pat (Jerry) Byers, Eleanor (Robert) Ferraris, brother William (Edna Wagner) Donahue and nephew James Ferraris. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the service time on Tuesday at the church.
A Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 at the Prince of Peace Parish.