EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 23, 2013

Mary Kay Donovan, 89

Methuen — Mary Kay (Nochnuk) Donovan, 89 years of age, formerly of Lawrence, passed away May 22, 2013, at the Nevins Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre in Methuen.

Mary was born to the late Kalenick and Anna (Madie) Nochnuk. She was the widow of the late Alderman and Director of Public Safety, Alfred A. Donovan, who passed away in 2005 and to whom she was married to for 63 wonderful and loving years.

She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Whittaker and her husband, Stephen, of North Andover; among her other survivors are her grandson, Scott Whittaker and his wife, Jennie; and two great-granddaughters, Ellie and Rylie; and her grandson, Matthew Whittaker and his wife, Amanda, of Rowley, Mass. She is also survived by her nephew, Robert Nochnuk, and she was the sister of the late John Nochnuk.

A 1941 graduate of Lawrence High School, Mary had a short dancing career with the The New York Roxyettes where she toured with many well known entertainers. She was employed at Russems on Essex Street and Western Electric for many years. A member of the Massachusetts Womens Corp. during the war, she also taught ceramics to adults and children. Among her crafting hobbies were sewing and collecting dolls and thimbles.

ARRANGEMENTS: Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 122 Amesbury St., Lawrence, MA. Funeral services will be private. For more information or to send an online condolence, please go to www.breenfuneralhome.com.

A special “thank you” to the staff at Nevins for their kind and loving care of Mary.

Memorials may be made to: Nevins Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre, 10 Ingalls Court, Methuen, MA 01844.