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Elvira O'Donoghue

Elvira O'Donoghue

October 16, 1922 - January 19, 2021
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Obituary

Elvira O’Donoghue, age 98, a Shelton resident for most of her life peacefully entered into eternal rest on Tuesday January 19, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Neil O’Donoghue. She was born in Jessup, PA on October 16, 1922 the daughter of the late Andrew and Eugenia (Saksou) Ivan.

Elvira worked in retail for most of her professional career, most notably at Read’s Department Store. She enjoyed spending time gardening and baking. Her greatest pride in life was her 9 loving children.

She is survived by her children Linda Philie, Rick O’Donoghue (Cindy), Tim O’Donoghue (Diane), Kathy Jerome (Jerry), Sue O’Donoghue (Mike Fitzgerald), Mark O’Donoghue (Susan), Judy Burke (Gary), and James O’Donoghue, 22 loving grandchildren, and 13 cherished great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter Karen O’Donoghue, son-in-laws Bill Philie and Robert Gingold, and her siblings Gabriel Ivan, Andrea Budzik and Georgette Harkabus.

Friends and family are invited to attend Elvira’s graveside service on Monday January 25, 2021 at 1 PM in Riverside Cemetery in Shelton. Masks and social distancing are required to attend the service. For those that cannot attend, a livestream can be viewed here. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Cheshire Regional, especially Dee, for their dedicated and faithful care. Memorial contributions may be made in Elvira’s honor to the Red Cross, www.redcross.org. Online condolences can be left for her family at www.riverviewfh.com.
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Service Details

  • Interment

    January 25th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    When
    January 25th, 2021 1:00pm
    Location
    Riverside Cemetery
    Address
    308 River Road
    Shelton, CT 06484
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  • Graveside Service

    January 25th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    When
    January 25th, 2021 1:00pm
    Location
    Riverside Cemetery
    Address
    308 River Road
    Shelton, CT 06484
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Ciprian Bejan

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Daphne & Ken

Posted at 04:13pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Walter Leavy Sr. and Mary Leavy

Posted at 03:29pm
In tribute to a loving mother to her many children and grandchildren.
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Ellen and Bill Painter

Posted at 10:40am
Sending warmest thoughts and prayers, in loving memory, from niece Ellen Painter, and husband Bill
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