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Mark Neary Donohue, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 18, 1905
Wilmington
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1983
Chatham
Morris County
New Jersey, USA

Mark Neary Donohue was the second son of Michael Donohue and Mary Ellen Neary. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware.

Mark grew up living at 1307 Clayton Avenue in Wilmington, with his brother, Thomas and his sister, Elizabeth and his mother, Mary Ellen. His father, Michael died when he was only two years old of Tuberculosis.

Mark moved to 1305 Clayton Street, just next door from his old house when his mother married, James Gibney. When his mother married, Mark gained one stepsister, Elizabeth G. and two stepbrothers, Frederick James and Louise Garland. After his mother married Jack Gibney, the two of them had two more children, Robert B., and John Neary Gibney who they called Jack, giving Mark two more brothers. Mark ended up being one of eight children.

On November 24, 1934, Mark Married Hazel M Wright whose nickname would become Zilly. They were married in Newark, Delaware. Three children would come from their union, Mark Neary Donohue, Nancy J. Donohue and Mary Ellen Donohue Wulff.

According to a US City Directory in 1934, Mark was a lawyer.

Mark died on November 1, 1983 at the age of 77 in Chatham, Morris County, New Jersey. He is buried in St. Teresa Cemetery in Summit Union, New Jersey. 
 
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 Parents:
  Michael Donohue (1866 - 1907)
  Mary Ellen Neary Gibney (1872 - 1954)
 
 Spouse:
  Hazel M Wright Donohue (1903 - 1993)*
 
 Children:
  Mark Donohue (1937 - 1975)*
 
 Siblings:
  Matthew Donohue (1889 - 1890)**
  Thomas M Donohue (1903 - 1972)*
  Mark Neary Donohue (1905 - 1983)
  Elizabeth Gabriel Donohue Holbert (1907 - 1985)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Saint Teresa Cemetery
Summit
Union County
New Jersey, USA
 
Maintained by: Family History Detective
Originally Created by: Barbara Schaffer
Record added: Jan 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24277173
Mark Neary Donohue, Sr
Added by: Barbara Schaffer
 
Mark Neary Donohue, Sr
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Rest in peace my great uncle Mark! I grew up hearing many wonderful stories about you from your sister, Elizabeth Gabriel. You were a very special brother to her!
- Family History Detective
 Added: Jul. 9, 2014
You should be remembered for raising such a good son who will always be remembered in the racing world not just for his ability on the track but for his integrity, respect and kindness to all.
- E Louie
 Added: Jun. 25, 2012
 
 
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