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Grace L. McDonnell

October 15, 1931 ~ February 9, 2021 (age 89)

Tribute

During these very trying times we at Donohue Cecere Funeral Home want to assure you that we have taken every precaution to provide a safe environment for you and your loved ones. Our location is cleaned and sanitized daily and we continue to follow best practices for social distancing and safety.

In accordance with Executive Order 202.17 (which requires any individual over age two, and able to medically tolerate a face-covering, be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place) we are required to follow this mandate or risk being shut down; therefore, all individuals entering our funeral home will be asked to wear a face mask or cloth face covering.

As of the latest update we are able to offer limited visitation periods in the funeral home for family and friends up to 25 people per session.  Please be mindful when visiting during these sessions to limit the amount of time spent at the funeral home.  This will give the opportunity for other family and friends to visit.

October 15, 1931 - February 9, 2021 (age 89)
Grace McDonnell

A former elementary schoolteacher in Carle Place and religious educator in St. Brigid's/Our Lady of Hope parish, Grace McDonnell was a homemaker and devoted wife of 64 years to James McDonnell, loving mother to their five children, and proud grandmother of twelve and great-grandmother of three( plus one on the way). Preceded in heaven by her husband, James, brother George Leavell, brother George Howlett, as well as a menagerie of cherished pets, she is survived by son Timothy; daughter Maura Gillert and son-in-law Christopher Gillert; son Peter and daughter-in-law Laura; son James and daughter-in-law Laura; daughter Annie; grandsons Michael, Kevin, Brian, Eric, Patrick, Peter, and Ross; granddaughters Christina, Sarah, Joanna, Emma, and Olivia; great-grandson Garrett; great-granddaughters Jade and Sienna; sister Virginia Jarczynski and brother Robert Howlett; and many nieces and nephews.


Click here to view a webcast of the service on 2/12/2021 at 12:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time.

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Services

Service
Friday
February 12, 2021

12:00 PM
Donohue Cecere Funeral Home
290 Post Ave.
Westbury, NY 11590

Visitation
Friday
February 12, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Donohue Cecere Funeral Home
290 Post Ave.
Westbury, NY 11590

Cemetery

Holy Rood Cemetery
111 Old Country Rd.
Westbury, NY 11590

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