Mary Ellen Donato
Mary Ellen Donato, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 24.
Donato was born in the Bronx and later moved to Rockaway. She was a member of St. Camillus, St. Rose of Lima and St. Francis de Sales senior clubs.
Donato is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph and sons, Thomas and John Lally.
She is survived by her son, Edward Lally; daughters, Marianne McGeary- Reis (Arthur), Helen Ann Lally; brother, James Coen; sister, Nancy Adams; grandchildren, Edward, Loriann, Caitlin and Stephanie; great-grandchildren, Quinn, Mckayla, Kaes, Kai and Ezra.
Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach. Visitation will take place on Monday, March 29 from 2 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. A funeral mass will take place at St. Camillus Church, Rockaway Park on Tuesday, March 30 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.