Elizabeth Donnelly, 73

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 7:30am

Elizabeth E. “Liz” (Mullaney) Donnelly, 73, of North Kingstown, passed away at home on Thursday morning, June 8, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

She was the beloved wife of David E. Donnelly, Sr. They had been married for 51 years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Peter F. and Margaret (Caito) Mullaney. 

Liz was a graduate of R.I. Hospital School of Nursing, and after raising her family she volunteered and later became the Activities Director at The Seasons East Greenwich. At her core, Liz was a loving caregiver. She was devoted to spending time with and caring for her family, especially her grandchildren, who she cherished above all else. They lovingly called her "Mama." Her most memorable times were spent with family and friends at their home on Block Island. She loved boating and being by the water. Together with her husband, she was an avid Providence College basketball fan, driving through many a snow storm to never miss a game. Liz was an active communicant for many years at St. Francis de Sales Parish, always involved in the CCD and CYO programs. She was the loving "mother" to her dog Bear, who watched over her faithfully wherever she went.

Besides her husband, she leaves her children, David Donnelly, Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, of Attleboro, Mass., Susan Danson and her husband Buddy of Wrentham, Mass., and Beth Peterson and her husband, Timothy, of Bridgewater, Mass.; her grandchildren, Katelyn, Emily, and Jimmy Peterson, Andrew, Luke and Kyle Danson, Carter and the late Caroline Donnelly; two sisters, Marguerite Hanley and her husband, John, of Seekonk, Mass., and Regina Pike of Smithfield; also survived by a son, Peter Donnelly and his family of Rehoboth, Mass. She was the sister of the late Patricia Mullaney.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to The Mary D. Fund, P.O. Box 323, Block Island, R.I. 02807, in her memory would be appreciated. Information and condolences please visit: www.PrataGallogly.com