Obituaries » Alice J. Donnelly (Ridella)

May 29, 1949 - March 16, 2018

Funeral Service Date
March 24, 2018
Funeral Service Time
10:00 am

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ALICE J. DONNELLY, was called home to the Great Shepherd on Friday, March 16, 2018, after an eight year battle with cancer. Born May 29, 1949, in Newark, Ohio, she was the daughter of John and Alice Ridella. She was a shining light to all who knew her. She met the love of her life, Eugene H. Donnelly Jr., in 1968 at the University of Dayton. They married on July 28, 1973. Never one to back down from a battle, she lived a great life on her terms with no regrets. While blessed with two children of her own, Natalie (Clive) Chan and Eugene (Jenifer) Donnelly III, she became a mother to hundreds of kids whether they needed a ride home from school, a warm meal, or some pep to prepare for the big game. She never missed the opportunity to lend help to anyone in need. She will always be remembered for her traditional Eastern European cooking, unwavering determination, and loving smile. She was an avid golfer and bird watcher. She is survived by her loving husband, Eugene Donnelly Jr.; and children, Natalie (Clive) Chan, and Eugene (Jenifer) Donnelly III. She was blessed with three grandchildren, Cora and Evan Chan, and “Henry” Donnelly IV. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Alice Ridella; and brothers, John and Howard Ridella. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, 1515 Barthold, with calling one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018, at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave. Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Most Precious Blood Catholic Church.

Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

Visitation Date

March 23, 2018

Visitation Time

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm

06:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Funeral Service Information:

Most Precious Blood Catholic Church

Phone: 260-424-5535

Address: 1515 Barthold St Fort Wayne IN, 46808

Service Date: March 23, 2018

Service Time: 2:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior

Funeral Service Date

March 24, 2018

Funeral Service Time

10:00 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior

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