Published April 5, 2019

MELROSE — Eleanor S. (Steeves) Donahue, 89, passed away on March 25, 2019.

Eleanor was the beloved wife to the late William E. Donahue for over 50 years. Loving mother of William E. Donahue Jr. of Quincy, Carol Donahue McEleney of Hampton, N.H., Ellen M. Richard and Gary of West Simsbury, Conn., Paula J. Vaughan and Stephen of Melrose, Lisa J. Donahue and John Patton of New York, N.Y., Peggy A. Donahue of Stoneham and Kevin M. Donahue and Donna of Brighton. Cherished grandmother of Caitlin, Sean, Andrew, Devin, Connor, Jennifer, Crystal, Stephen Jr., Sarah, Jack, Dagny, Lucy, Grace, and Ryan. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Thursday, March 28. Funeral procession from the Gately Funeral Home was on Friday morning, March 29, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Raphael Church, 512 High St. West Medford. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury. Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Eleanor’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To send a message of condolence please visit