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Betty J. (Pearson) Donaghy

June 24, 1930 ~ March 5, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Betty Donaghy Obituary

Cadillac - Betty (Pearson) Donaghy of Cadillac passed away at the age of 93 on March 4, 2024, at Maple Ridge Living Center in Cadillac. 

Betty was born and raised in Escanaba, MI where she grew up with her sisters Lois and Shirley. She was a member of the band and also the orchestra where she played the french horn and violin.  Upon graduation from Escanaba high school, she attended Michigan State Normal School (Eastern Michigan University) where she earned her teaching degree. While there she also met her future husband of 71 years, Benjamin Donaghy. They settled in Saginaw and raised 4 children David Donaghy (Kathryn), Mark Donaghy (Ruth), Joanne McDonald (Rob) and Kaye Inglis (Bob). She taught in the special education program in Saginaw and Bridgeport for 30  years.  Betty was very involved in St. John’s Episcopal Church, teaching Sunday School and working with the alter guild.  They moved to Cadillac in 2018. She loved being surrounded by her family, including her eight grandchildren, Erika, Kiley, Ben, Casey, Maggie, Ryan, Alex and Jake, and her three great-grandchildren, Leo, Miles and Hazel.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac. Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of one's choice. 

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March 12, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home
620 North Mitchell Street
Cadillac, MI 49601

Funeral Service
March 12, 2024

1:00 PM
Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home
620 North Mitchell Street
Cadillac, MI 49601


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