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Christine Donahue
  • September 17, 1952
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  • January 18, 2022

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On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, Christine C DePietro – Donahue, loving wife and mother of two, passed away peacefully at the age of 69. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 17, 1952. Christine was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Grace DePietro, and her brother Anthony DePietro Jr. Christine is survived by her loving husband, Jerry Donahue Sr., and her adored children Michelle Donahue and Jerry Donahue Jr., her sister Linda Malen (Michael), and her nephew Michael Malen. She was passionate about many things; mostly her close friends any family. Christine was like a “second mom” to a number of her children’s friends, always adding laughter and humor to any situation. She fiercely loved her late beagle, Toby, and is now most likely feeding too many treats. She enjoyed spending the summer vacationing with family and friends down the Jersey Shore. She would sit on the beach for hours, enjoying hotdogs and Fudgie-Wudgie bars. Christine loved to entertain; her home was always filled with constant company, and with enough food and snacks for all. She was loved by so many and will be eternally missed.

The family will hold private memorials with friends and family in FL. Her children are planning an additional ceremony in the Media, PA, area at a later date.  Condolences may be left at https://baldwincremation.com/obituaries/christine-donahue/


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  1. Denise Witsell says:
    17 Apr 2022
    Jerry,I just found out to day, Easter Sunday from Debbie who was working at la Laconde where I had dinner . I am so sorry I would have been at the funeral yesterday had I known.My prayers are with you and your son and daughter,Denise

  2. Lauren Joanedis Aldridge says:
    27 Jan 2022
    I grew up with Chris as a second mom. Fifth grade through college and beyond. She truly was another mom to me as I was growing up. She was such a wonderful person. I have so many fond memories. Big Jerry, Michelle, and Jerry - I hope you know how many peoples lives she impacted and that those thoughts comfort you during this difficult time.

  3. Joanne (Boyd) Chapman says:
    24 Jan 2022
    Jerry, Michelle, and Jerry Jr., I’m so sorry for your loss. Chris and I used to go Christmas shopping on Black Friday when you children were little and we always had a blast. I remember taking Chris, Michelle, Jerry, and my Tommy and Jessica out to look at Christmas lights. And our camping trips in my pop up camper! Oh what fun we had! I have so many fun, fond memories. I had hoped to renew our friendship now that I’m in Florida, only about an hour away. It saddens me to know I won’t be able to see that hope come through, but maybe we can get together with Jerry when we come to the Villages next month. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and love to you all.

  4. Ellen Wienckowski says:
    24 Jan 2022
    I’ll miss you so much Chris, my heart goes out to Jerry ,Michelle’ and Jerry Jr, there’s not enough space to write About all the love so many people had for you and what wonderful times I shared with you laughing and doing crazy things but also we were there for each other through the hard times. Chris was a wonderful mother, wife and the best friend you could ask for. God Bless and May Gold hold you in the palm of his hand.

  5. Darlene Wetten lit a candle:
    23 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 23, 2022 at 1:58:16 PM

  6. Beth Cosenza says:
    22 Jan 2022
    Jerry, Michelle, Jerry, Linda and Family, I am so sad; Chris is gone too soon. She was such fun…. Always making me laugh. I was so happy to have her here in Florida and I will miss her terribly.
    Love,
    Beth

  7. Thomas L. Hoffman lit a candle:
    22 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 22, 2022 at 1:23:57 PM

  8. Cindy Bellace Bellace says:
    22 Jan 2022
    Chris was one of my favorite neighbors. I still miss sitting in her deck and chatting about anything. Hopefully she is giving Hazzy treats as well as he and Toby were best buddies. We do create some fun mischief. Love Cindy Bellace AKA Dippy.

  9. Charles F Mayer Jr says:
    22 Jan 2022
    Jerry my old pal n Family
    Sorry
    I'm sure lotsa great memories will hit ya at diff times
    Godspeed
    Charlie
    #142413 right Jerry ?

  10. Karen D’Amore lit a candle:
    21 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 21, 2022 at 1:29:12 PM

  11. Lisa Tursi says:
    21 Jan 2022
    My heart goes out to the family

  12. Lisa Tursi lit a candle:
    21 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 21, 2022 at 1:19:17 PM

  13. Tony Samacicio lit a candle:
    21 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 21, 2022 at 1:59:29 PM

  14. Kim depietro lit a candle:
    21 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 21, 2022 at 1:55:25 PM

  15. Kim depietro says:
    21 Jan 2022
    To my absolute favorite Aunt, I will hold you and the memories I have in my heart forever. Regardless of the distance, you always managed to check in on me through out the years which has meant more to me than you would know. You were truly a special person and will be missed by so many. I know my dad was there waiting for you, and you guys are now reunited. Love you.

  16. Kathy,Steven and Tracy Hall says:
    21 Jan 2022
    Dear Jerry,Michelle and Jerry,we are so very sorry to learn of your loving wife and loving Mom's passing.
    We are so fortunate to have known Chris and her huge heart,sense of humor and her love for everyone she knew.Our thoughts,prayers,support and love are with you all at this most difficult time
    thoughts.Chris,we love you and thankyou for all the special memories you gave us.God bless you!❤️

  17. Victoria Zippi says:
    21 Jan 2022
    We will miss Chris. She was a wonderful friend and always there for everyone. RIP. I know you are in no more pain . My condolences to Jerry, Michelle and Jerry. Our prayers and thoughts are with the whole family

  18. Victoria Zippi lit a candle:
    21 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 21, 2022 at 1:06:26 PM

  19. Daniela Miller says:
    21 Jan 2022
    Mom, you left this world way too soon. I’ve known you for more than half of my life. The stories and memories of you make me smile and sometimes laugh until I cry. My biggest regret is that Will never had a chance to meet you. There are no goodbyes, just see you later.

  20. Daniela Miller lit a candle:
    21 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 21, 2022 at 1:54:25 PM

  21. Kathleen DalterioBooty says:
    21 Jan 2022
    She will be greatly missed. we had lots fun times . she was great friend always there if you needed anything. Rest In Peace

  22. Becky Valuck lit a candle:
    21 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 21, 2022 at 1:17:55 PM

  23. Kathy and Howard Booty lit a candle:
    21 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 21, 2022 at 1:17:47 PM

  24. Mike Velazquez lit a candle:
    21 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 21, 2022 at 1:12:50 PM

  25. John Linden lit a candle:
    21 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 21, 2022 at 1:58:13 PM

  26. John Linden says:
    21 Jan 2022
    To my second family - we will always hold “Shirley” in our hearts. She was the best and we will forever miss her. We hope all of your great memories of times spent with her keep you going through these tough days ahead.

  27. Elaine Evans says:
    21 Jan 2022
    You were a close and dear friend I will always remember the fun we had at work parties at your home and our beach days and many hours on the phone

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