Mary E. Donnelly


Mary E. Donnelly, passed away in the care of Hospice Buffalo, on April 2, 2021. She was born in Buffalo, NY on October 28, 1938 to the late Germaine Bardo.

Mary was a 1956 graduate of East Aurora High School. For many years, she ran her own cleaning service and was a proud member of the Lancaster Community Baptist Church. She loved playing card games. Pinochle, Canasta, and Euchre were her favorites. Mary loved her family dearly and was always there for them whenever they needed her.

She is survived by her loving children, Julie (Jim) Woodruff of Springville, Thomas (Ronda) Bennet of Tip City, Ohio, Michael (Jenifer) Bennet of Clarence, Keith (late Linda) Donnelly, Lynn (Steve) Zwolinkiewicz, Kathi (Brady) Roach, Patrice (Roger) Majchrowicz, Kim (Robert) Miller, Craig (Maria) Donnelly, Marcie (Keith) Mason. Beloved grandmother of twenty-seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Mary is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Her husband, Donald Donnelly predeceased her.

Friends and family may gather at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Lancaster Community Baptist Church, 520 Ransom Rd., Lancaster, NY 14086 with a Memorial Service immediately following at 11:00 AM. Luncheon to follow service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s name to Hospice Buffalo. Arrangements by Ross Funeral Home of Akron LLC. To share memories and condolences with Mary’s family, please visit

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