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Ruth Donohue

Ruth Elliott Donohue, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Born in Troy, she was the daughter to the late William and Grace Elliott and the loving wife to the late William E. Donohue.

Ruth graduated from Lansingburgh High School, class of 1942 and the Troy Business School. She worked at General Electric in Schenectady until her marriage. While raising her children, she was active in Lansingburgh PTA. She always loved to dance and met her husband at Miami Beach dances. She worked at Montgomery Wards in Menands and then was a receptionist at Dr. E. Cowie’s office. After retiring she became a foster grandparent and worked at Little Tot Nursery School in Troy for 7 years, she loved all the children and became “Grandma Ruth” to them, a name she was called by her great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children Diane (Joseph) Kinney of Clifton Park, William (Late Mary) Donohue of Waterford, her loving grandchildren Sandra (Scott) Steinhardt of Guilderland, Joseph Kinney of Morrison, Colorado, Ann (Travis) Watts of Morrisonville, Mark (Alicia) Donohue of Albany, Michael (Leslie) Donohue of Ballston Spa, Matthew (Kelli) Donohue of Troy, her great grandchildren Sydney and Spencer Steinhardt, Alex and Matthew Watts, Payton Donohue, Owen, Nora, Landon Donohue. In addition to her husband William, she was predeceased by her sister Evelyn Mahoney.

Relatives and Friends are invited and may call on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh. Funeral Service Friday, September 15, 2017 at funeral home.  Burial at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorial donations may be made to Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club, 505 4th Avenue, Troy, NY 12182 in memory of Ruth.

Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club
501 4th Avenue, troy NY 12180
Tel: 1-518-235-4143
Web: http://www.lansingburghboysandgirlsclub.com

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I had the pleasure of working with Ruth at Little Tot nursery school. She was the best grandma a child could ask for. She will be missed and remembered by many..

Rhonda Finn Sep 13 2017 12:00 AM

I have fond memories of my time at Little Tot and Ruth (Grandma Ruth) was part of that. I'm sorry to hear of her passing and keeping all her loved ones in my thoughts and prayers.

Annie Sep 13 2017 12:00 AM

I was saddened to hear of Ruth's passing. She was such a caring lady. Ruth could always be depended upon to give her all to her duties as a teacher's aide. I certainly valued her services to our pre- school for so many years. Even though I have been retired for years, I still think back on all the great years she served our students at Little Tot. She was a great lady who loved everyone.

Betty J. Petronis Sep 12 2017 12:00 AM

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