Dorothy Donay

Dorothy M. Donay

Sunday, July 24th, 1938 - Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
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Dorothy M. Donay, 82, of Coldwater, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence in Battle Creek.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 11:30 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Coldwater with Rev. Fr. Robert Creagan officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held, prior to the service, from 9-11:00 AM at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater.
Dorothy was born July 24, 1938 in Cleveland, OH to George A. & Frances (Kujaski) Stapin. She was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker and had worked at many local retail establishments, including Reyburn’s Menswear.
Dorothy was a longtime member of St. Charles Borromeo Church. She was very active with the Council of Catholic Women and former president of the Ave Maria Guild. Dorothy served as Eucharistic Minister and was very involved in many of the church activities. She was a life member of Beta Sigma Phi and enjoyed sewing, gardening and a variety of crafts.
Dorothy is survived by her children Paul Donay of Battle Creek, Jeffrey (Teresa) Donay of Urbana, OH, Greg Donay of Coldwater, David (JoEllen) Donay of Coldwater, daughter-in-law Tracy Donay of Cleveland, OH, her brother and sisters Richard (Pat) Stapin of Ft. Myers, FL, Virginia (Eugene) Pawlowski of Chagrin Falls, OH, Joy (Dick) Cassidy of Munroe Falls, OH, her grandchildren Justin, Brock, Joseph, Luke, Kaia, Grace and Gabe Donay and her great grandchildren Kohen and Kali Donay. She was preceded in death by her former husband Larry Donay, her son Robert Donay and her granddaughters Macy and Sydney Donay.
Memorials may be directed to St. Charles Borromeo School.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
    Dutcher Funeral Home
    440 W. Chicago St.
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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  • Service

    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 11:30am
    St. Charles Borromeo Church
    150 Taylor Street
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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    Rev. Fr. Robert Creagan
  • Interment

    Oak Grove Cemetery
    809 W. Chicago St.
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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Amber Long

Posted at 11:27am
I am so sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful lady ❤ her and my grandma were close friends. Last year Azurae and I were shopping at Meijer for a turkey for Thanksgiving, which is foreign land to me- and she spotted Azurae right away and possibly the puzzled look on my face. We talked about my grandma for a while and then everything she thought I needed to know about how to cook that turkey! It was precious. To Gabe and the rest of the family our thoughts and prayers are with you. Azurae & Amber Long.

Dee Eley

Posted at 03:58pm
She was more friend to me, than I to her.
If wishes were horses beggars would ride . . . I would have,
could have, should have been as loving and thoughtful as
Dorothy was. We only appreciate what we lose.

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