Born in New Haven, CT, she was a daughter of the late Bernard John McDonnell and Gertrude Mary McGrail McDonnell.
In addition to her husband of over 63 years, she is survived by two daughters, Mary-Beth Butler of Westbrook, CT, and Maureen Beall, and her husband, John, of Richmond, VA; one son, William A. Butler, Jr. of Orange, CT; two grandchildren, Sean, and Andrew Butler; one sister, Elizabeth Fitzgerald of Ridgefield, CT; one brother, John B. McDonnell of Trumbull, CT; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Vincent McDonnell.
The Rosary Service will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.
The Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Entombment will be in the St. Mary’s Columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 111 Hampton Ave., Greenville, SC 29601.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com