Mary R. Donafrio, 78 of 1116 S. Mercer Street passed away the afternoon of December 23, 2020 at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Mary was born June 6, 1947 in Erie, PA. She was the daughter of the late Wilford Loader and Mary A. (Hart) Hinkle. Mrs. Donafrio was a graduate of Shenango High School, class of 1957.
Mrs. Donafrio retired after numerous years of service as a cook at the former Ladbrooks. She enjoyed playing bingo with her friends. Mrs. Donafrio also enjoyed preparing meals for her family, this past Thanksgiving; she prepared over 40 meals for those in her building. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
Mary is survived by her four children, Mary Ann (Lloyd) Clevenger of Cameron, NC, Carla Bush of New Castle, Christine (Brandon) Johnson of New Castle, and Don (Melissa) Donafrio of Chesapeake, VA; brother, Skip (Patty) Loader of New Castle; five sisters, Vickie (Don) Adams of Conneaut Lake, PA, Grace Smith of Erie, PA, Midge Ginader of Erie, PA, Loreli (Steve) Gavroy of New Castle, and Sylvia Mosher of Columbus, OH.; nine grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her step-father, Myron Hinkle; daughter, Rose Marie Donafrio; sister, Cynthia Boothbey; and her grandson, Lloyd Brandon Clevenger.
Private visitation will be held for the immediate family Sunday afternoon, December 27, 2020 at the Noga Funeral Home, 1142 Mill Street, New Castle.
A Blessing service will be conducted following visitation in the Funeral Home Sunday. Seminarian Merv Knieriem of Holy Spirit Parish, St. Vitus Site will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to the: Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, 1N Linden St, Duquesne, PA 15110
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