MAHWAH, N.J. -- Donnelly, Grace M., of Mahwah, died on November 23. She was 88.
Donnelly was born in 1928. With the help and support of her devoted husband, sh earned a Bachelor’s of Education and a Master’s of Library and Information Science while raising their five children. She was the first professional Librarian at Midland School in Rochelle Park, N.J. and subsequently became the Supervisor of the Corporate Records and Research Library for General Foods in Cranberry, N.J. Upon her retirement, her and John built a home in the Palm Coast of Florida where then enjoyed living for eleven years until the pull of grandchildren brought them back to N.J.
She is survived by her five children and their families, Susan Kelly and her husband Robert, John S. Donnelly and his wife Grace, Gavin C. Donnelly and his wife Debbie, Ellen Saranovic, Janice Rudnick and her husband James; her foster children, Mark North and his children and Heidi North and her children; grandchildren; John Paul and Christopher Donnelly and his wife, Meaghan, Steven and Justin Saranovic, Elizabeth and Catherine Rudnick, Rebecca and Severin Donnelly; and a great granddaughter, Natalie.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, N.J. 07834.