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Dorothy Donahue
(June 9, 1926 - June 5, 2011)

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Dorothy Donahue

Dorothy Zimmerman Donahue, 84, of Palmer Township passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011 at home.

Born June 9, 1926 in Phillipsburg she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Viola Knott Barna.

Dorothy was a 1944 graduate of Phillipsburg High School.  She was employed by the New Jersey State Employment Service in Phillipsburg for 26 years as Secretary and Employment Interviewer.  Prior to that she was employed by Alpha Portland Cement Company in Easton.  After retirement she worked at H&R Block in Phillipsburg during tax season.  Dorothy was also a volunteer at Crayola Factory since their opening, and received the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2006.  She greatly enjoyed oil painting, needlework, reading and was an avid fan of the New York Yankees.

She was a former member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Easton and attended St. Jane de Chantal Catholic Church in Palmer Township.

Dorothy leaves behind her husband, Bill L. Donahue; a son, Randy W. Zimmerman of Easton; a brother, William Barna and his wife, Theresa of Slatington, PA; step-sons, Shawn Donahue and his wife, Christina of Bethlehem and Joseph Donahue of Easton; a step-daughter, Doreen Donahue-King and her husband, Geoffrey of Los Angeles, CA; step-grandchildren, Maria, Constantine and Grace Donahue and Ryan King; beloved nieces and nephews; also much-loved great-nieces and great-nephews.  Her first husband, Vincent W. Zimmerman died in 1980 and a brother, Lewis Barna died in 1999.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Dottie on Friday Morning at 10:30am in St. Jane de Chantel Catholic Church 4049 Hartley Avenue in Palmer Township. Calling hours will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 pm in the Funeral Home.  Interment will be in Easton Heights Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Visiting Nurses and Nurses Aides from Sacred Heart Visiting Nurses and Hospice in Allentown, more specifically, nurses Rita and Linda and Aides Candida, Martha, and Danielle. Your empathy and affection for Dottie during her illness was deeply appreciated and truly heaven sent.

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