Adele <I>Bateman</I> Donahue

Adele Bateman Donahue

Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 May 2017 (aged 86)
Wallingford, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 179373208 · View Source
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Adele Bateman Donahue of Wallingford

Adele Bateman Donahue, noted Chester County artist, died peacefully at her home in Wallingford on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Born June 22, 1930 in Chestnut Hill, PA to Dorothy Cassidy Bateman and Edmund Alberta Bateman, Adele was the third of seven children, all but one of whom, Betsy Malloy, predeceased her. Adele attended Mount St. Joseph’s Academy where she made many of her lifelong friends. After attending Chestnut Hill College, she graduated from Rosemont College with a BFA in Studio Art. She married Charles Joseph Donahue on October 5, 1954 and they shared a wonderful life until his death in February of 1998. In addition to exhibiting her award winning art, Adele worked for many years as an art teacher at Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova. She then headed the development offices of both Notre Dame and Mount St. Joseph Academy. She is survived by her children Mary Donahue of Montclair, NJ, Suzanne Donahue of Astoria, NY, Christopher Donahue, of Bloomsburg, PA, Emily Donahue Brown, of Austin, Texas, Katrina Donahue Bullington, of Bel Air, MD, James Donahue, of Swarthmore, PA and Robert Donahue of Suwanee, GA, her twelve grandchildren and her sister Elizabeth Bateman Malloy. A keen wit, great cook, lifelong reader, world traveler, passionate artist and indomitable force of nature, Adele will be profoundly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing 9:30-10:30 AM Friday, May 19, 2017 at Saints Philip and James Church, Exton, PA followed by her Funeral Mass 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers the family would ask donations be made to Mount St. Joseph Academy, 120 West Wissahickon Ave., Flourtown, PA 19031. Arrangements by The Donohue Funeral Home, 43 W. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335, 610-269-3080. Online condolences at

Published in The Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa. on May 16, 2017

*Note: No evidence she is buried in this cemetery with her husband. Confirmation or Correction Requested.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 179373208
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Adele Bateman Donahue (22 Jun 1930–14 May 2017), Find a Grave Memorial no. 179373208, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Dan Oh (contributor 46803017) .