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Priscilla Louise Donahue (Hartmann)

Priscilla Donahue, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend, died on Friday, May 12, 2023, peacefully in her home, after a short battle with Glioblastoma.

Priscilla was the loving wife of John Donahue. The couple shared 55 years of laughter, love, friendship and fond memories.

Priscilla grew up in Mountainside, NJ, where she graduated from Deerfield Elementary School and Governor Livingston Regional High School.

In 1968, she graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a BS in Science. After raising her family, she returned to graduate school at Farleigh Dickinson University to earn her MBA in accounting. She then went on to pass the CPA exam, receiving national honorable mention for being in the top 125 scores in the US, and 3rd in Pennsylvania. After a short stint in private accounting practice, Priscilla joined the Internal Revenue Service as an individual auditor, eventually moving into corporate and international audits. She was dogged in her pursuit of justice, tracking down tax dodgers everywhere, and enjoyed her work thoroughly.

She was a beloved, loving, and active member of Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church for nearly 30 years, serving multiple terms as a Ruling Elder and finance chair. She was actively serving as a deacon at the time of her death. She enjoyed greeting new guests and introducing them to the church.

In addition to her work at church, she loved to bake beautiful and elaborately decorated cookies, which she shared with friends and family on many special occasions and often just for the fun of it. She was a loving friend to many, using her financial skills to help people. She loved to bring meals and offer a listening ear whenever needed.

She is survived by her husband, John Donahue; daughter, Kimberley Wadlington (Derek); son, John W Donahue (Vanessa); and grandchildren, Augustus, Priscilla, Ezekiel, Noelani and Malia; her sisters, Ursula Hlavacek (Jim), and Cindy Bruning (Henry). She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1680 Aquetong Road in New Hope, PA 18938. Relatives and friends are invited to greet Priscilla’s family prior to the service from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Her interment will take place privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Medical Center at 1207 Langhorne-Newtown Road in Langhorne, PA 19047; the National Brain Tumor Society at 55 Chapel Street, Suite 006 in Newton, MA 02458, or to Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church at the above address.


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Service/Memorial Information
  • Afternoon Visitation

    Saturday, June 17th, 2023
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church
    1680 Aquetong Road
    New Hope, PA 18938

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 17th, 2023
    2:00 PM

    Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church
    1680 Aquetong Road
    New Hope, PA 18938

  • Interment will take place privately.

    Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    1680 Aquetong Road
    New Hope, PA 18938

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