Fay Donovan, 86 years of age, passed away late Saturday evening at the Livingston County Healthcare Facility in Mt. Morris.

 

Fay Donovan, 86 years of age, passed away late Saturday evening at the Livingston County Healthcare Facility in Mt. Morris.


Fay was born November 6, 1926, in Canadice, NY, the daughter of Clifford and Harriet (Kline) Foley. She grew up in and has resided in the Canadice / Springwater areas her entire life until her move to the Healthcare Facility in Mt. Morris.



Fay and Daniel Donovan were married March 17th, 1945 and together celebrated over 39 years of marriage prior to Daniel passing away May 25th, 1984. Throughout life, Fay was a housewife and homemaker to her husband and their five children, Margaret, Daniel “Tim”, Susan, Colleen and Michael. She was a member of the Springwater United Methodist Church and during her younger years was very active within the church. Fay enjoyed baking, especially Christmas cookies; bird watching and participating in many different arts and crafts. However her favorite was quilting. She and some of her friends had a sewing club that specialized in making many quilts throughout the years.


Fay was predeceased by her parents, Clifford and Harriet Foley; her husband, Daniel Donovan; her sister, Georgia Grouse; her brothers, Lyle and Kenneth Foley. She is survived by her children, Margaret (Darrell) Westurn of Springwater, Daniel “Tim” Donovan of Dansville, Susan (Robert) Sahrle of Springwater, Colleen Donovan (Frank Ricotta) of Springwater and Michael (Donna) Donovan of Springwater; grandchildren, Craig, Christopher, Tricia, Jennifer, Amy, Matthew, Stacey, Brett, Jessica, Danielle and Seth; her great-grandchildren, Meghan, Lizzie, Conner, Isabella, Sophie, Anna, Elizabeth, Kaitlin, Daniel, Lynnea, Courtney, William, Donovan, Braxton and Justys; her sister and brother-in-law, Caroline (Walter) Edwards of Akron, NY; along with many nieces and nephews.



Fay’s family and friends called Tuesday from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland. Her funeral service was Wednesday at 11:00 am at the Springwater United Methodist Church. Committal prayers and internment took place immediately following at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Springwater. Memorial contributions in Fay Donovan’s memory may be made to Boyd Parker State Park Trust Fund, Town of Leicester, Leicester, New York 14481 or to the Springwater Fire Department, PO Box 289, Springwater, NY 14560.