Concetta Donahue, Former Oswego resident

Concetta Donahue
Concetta Donahue

Concetta “Connie” Donahue, a former resident of East Seneca Street, Oswego, died Nov. 30, 2012 at the home of her sister, Eileen Schulz, in Central Square.

Born in New York City May 12, 1917, she was the daughter of Salvatore and Grace Grasso. She moved to Oswego with her family as a young girl and attended Oswego schools. She was a homemaker and a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

She had been employed at several garment mills in Oswego, including Osted, Conde, and Lastlong. As well as being an accomplished seamstress, she liked gardening and was a good cook who enjoyed feeding friends and family.

She enjoyed traveling and went on several trips with her husband, Bob; her sister, Josie; and the senior groups from Oswego.

Concetta Donahue was a communicant of St. Joseph”s Church and a former member of the St. Anne’s Society.

The past several years, she has been cared for in the home of her sister, Eileen, with the help of several aides.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Robert, her sister Josephine Donabella, and her brother Santo Grasso.

She is survived by her brother. John (Connie) Grasso of Oswego; sister, Eileen Schulz of Central Square; sisters-in-law, Mary Smith, Emma Grasso, and Agnes (Walt) Foley; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in St. Joseph’s Church where a Mass of Christian burial was celebrated. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.

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