Donna M. Neary

Donna M. Neary, wife of the late Gerald F. Neary died on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the age of 85. She was born in Elmira, NY on December 7, 1931, daughter of the late Edna and David Roche.


She attended St. Vincent's School of Nursing where she later became an emergency room nurse, and dedicated her life to caring for others. Throughout her career, she worked as a nurse in St. Vincent's Hospital and North Rockland School District. Her energy and enthusiasm for life was felt by everyone around her. She took great pleasure in caring for those she loved and those in need.


Donna is survived by her children, Anne Lawless and her husband Francis of Fort Montgomery; John Neary and his wife Mary of Richmond, VA; Brian Neary and his wife Lisa of Simsbury, CT and David Neary and his wife Jill of Henderson, NV. Donna is also survived by her five beloved grandchildren who she loved so dearly, Kristianna and Carly Lawless, Ryan Neary, and Jack and Gretchen Neary and her brother David Roche. She also leaves many loving friends. Donna was predeceased by her son Kevin and her sister Joanne Ryan.


As per Donna's request, there will be no visitation. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 10th at Sacred Heart Church, 353 Main St, Highland Falls, NY 10928.


In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for memorial donations to the Sacred Heart Church.