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Mary Magdaline (Presits) Donahue

March 30, 1953 ~ May 30, 2020 (age 67)

Obituary

In loving memory of Mary Magdaline (Presits) Donahue. She was born in Sopron Hungary, March 30, 1953. To Paul and Zsuzanna Presits, who preceded her in death.  She had four siblings, two of whom preceded her in death.  Zsuzanna (Presits) Seider, and Paul Presits.  Her mother and father-in-law, Mary Catherine (Michael), and Bernard Roger Donahue, brothers in law Patrick Donahue, Lee Perry, and great niece Tarin Bowering preceded her in death.

 

In 1956, when she was three years old, she came to the United States of America with her parents and three older siblings. Trying to escape from Soviet imposed policies during the Hungarian revolution, they crossed the border into Austria, and came to South Bend Indiana to start a new life.

 

Mary graduated from Riley High School in 1971. She worked at the State Theater in downtown South Bend where she met in later married Tracy Donahue on June 7, 1975. In 1982 their daughter Melanie Katherine was born.  She and her sister Edie started a house cleaning business in 1988, she retired from the business in 2015.

 

Mary love to be around family and friends, playing board games and cards, reminiscing over family stories, and laughing. She loved to cook, and was very good at it. She loved everyone, and everyone loved her.

 

She leaves behind her husband, of almost 45 years, Tracy Donahue. Her daughter Melanie, and son-in-law Ryan Thompson. Two siblings Edie Perry, (Gerry Yoquelet) and Joe (Lisa) Presits.  Four sisters in law, Cathy (Phil) D’Hoore, Julie Barnhart, Marti Smith, and Joan Fickett.  Three brothers in law Mike (Sandi) Donahue, Dale (Marilyn) Donahue, Tim (Deb) Donahue.  Twenty five nieces and nephews, and many other family members who will miss her dearly.

 

Zahoran Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place, a Celebration of Life will be held on July 9, 2020 in the funeral home at 7:00pm.  Family and friends may gather from 5-7.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice care. To leave an online condolence, visit www.Zahoran.com or the Zahoran Funeral Home Facebook page.

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Thursday
July 9, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Zahoran Funeral Home
1826 S. Kemble Ave
South Bend, IN 46613
Guaranteed delivery before the Gathering of Family and Friends begins

A Celebration of Life
Thursday
July 9, 2020

7:00 PM
Zahoran Funeral Home
1826 S. Kemble Ave
South Bend, IN 46613
Guaranteed delivery before the A Celebration of Life begins

Donations

The Center for Hospice Care
501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka IN 46545-5234

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