Obituary of Mary Ann Donnelly
MARY ANN DONNELLY
Brunswick-Mary Ann Donnelly, 47, beloved wife of Paul J. Donnelly, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Albany Medical Center.
Born in Niskayuna on November 2, 1969, she was the daughter of Kenneth (Patricia) Raymond Jr. of Latham and the late Jillean (Burrill) Austin. She was a graduate of Tamarac High School and then received her Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Siena College. Mary Ann was married to Paul Donnelly on September 24, 1994 and the two have shared a loving and devoted union of 23 years together. Mary Ann began her career in the mortgage industry as one of the founders of ARL Funding-Home Funding Finders which became part of SEFCU mortgage services. She was also a partner with her husband in the Tyler James Companies.
In addition to her beloved husband Paul and her cherished son Tyler James Donnelly of Troy, she is survived by her loving father Kenneth (Patricia) Raymond Jr. of Latham as well as her siblings Michelle (Andrew Sicko) Raymond of Wynantskill, David W.C (Marisa) Austin of Bloomfield, NJ, Kenneth Austin of Pittstown and Michael J. Raymond of Loudonville. She was the loving niece of Todd (Marcia) Raymond, David Raymond, Ted (Heidi) Raymond, Barbara (Dave) Raymond, Christine (Kevin) Cary and Regina (Scott) Keenholts, James Burrill M.D., Mary (Jim Clarke) Hanlon, Chris (Barbara) Hanlon, John (Betsy Davis) Hanlon, Joe (Kathy) Hanlon and Martha Hanlon. She is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews. Mary Ann was predeceased by her grandparents Kenneth and Helen Raymond Sr., Walter and Betty Burrll and Raymond and Jane Hanlon.
Mary Ann was the mirror image of her father. Kind, classy, intelligent, courageous and completely selfless. At just 5 Ft. tall, her spirit soared above mountain tops. She was gorgeous inside and out. Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Aunt, Cousin and friend, she filled every role perfectly. On Tuesday 9/19/17 her son Tyler accepted on her behalf "The Fighting Spirit Award" at the "Coaches vs. Cancer" Ball. Mary Ann was a rock for her husband, son, family and countless friends. She took pride in a well-kept home and always looked forward to family gatherings like Christmas, where she would make homemade pasta and gallons of her incredible sauce. Mary Ann loved this time of year. The falling leaves, making home made wine and just enjoying the early fall weather. Mary Ann will be missed by all, but especially by her family, husband Paul and her most cherished possession, her son Tyler. She will forever be our Angel!
Mary Ann's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday September 23, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, 23 Crumitie Road, Loudonville with Fr. James Walsh officiating.
Calling hours are private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to "The Mary Ann Donnelly Siena College Scholarship Fund for Children with Special Needs" c/o Siena College Development & External Affairs, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211 this is to establish a permanent endowed scholarship fund for students of special needs in honor of Mary Ann.
Interment will take place in Memory Garden's in Colonie.
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