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Obituary: Margaret 'Chickie' Donahue

Donahue died Tuesday, March 4.

The following is from Weir-MacCuish Funeral Home.

Margaret S. “Chickie” Donahue, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. She was 71.

Born in Cambridge on Oct. 18, 1942, she was the daughter of Susan R. Brown and the late Mont T. Brown. Chickie was raised in Cambridge and educated in the Julie Billiart Central High School in Boston. Soon after high school, she married the love of her life, Joseph J. Donahue, in Cambridge on Oct. 16, 1960. Chickie and Joe spent over 43 years in marriage together, raising and caring for their three sons until Joe’s passing in August of 2004.

Chickie worked for many years for the Trombetta Electronics Co. in Malden working assembling various PC boards and electronics. A hard-working woman by nature, Chickie was also tremendously dedicated to her loving family and many friends.

Chickie is survived by her sons, Joseph J. Donahue Jr. and his wife, Dawn E., of Derry, N.H., Steven Donahue and his wife, Terri A., of Saugus and Christopher Donahue of Saugus; her mother, Susan R. Brown of Malden; her grandchildren, Gina M. Kawonczyk and her husband, Rob, Kristy S. Donahue, Joseph Donahue, III and Danaille Donahue; and her great-grandchildren, Brian Hanlon, Kristian Digan and Rayann Kawonczyk.

Funeral from the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden, on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 9 a.m. followed by a mass of Christian burial in St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem St., Malden, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. 

Visitation will be held in the funeral home on Sunday, March 9, 2104 from 2-6 p.m. 

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