DiDonato, Grace S.

Grace S. DiDonato of Rock Tavern, NY passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh, NY.  The daughter of the late Raymond and Catherine Turner Gordineer, she was born on June 5, 1928 in Peekskill, NY.  She was 89 years old.  Grace was a former employee of the Washingtonville School District.  She was the widow of the late Fred DiDonato.

Survivors are her son, Richard DiDonato (Frances) of Rock Traver; daughters: Josephine McElroy (Kenneth) of Rock Tavern and Jane DiDonato-Querrazzi (Lisa) of Clintondale; sister, Florence Booth of Newburgh; grandchildren, Stephen, Andrea, Jason, Nicholas, Joshua, Danielle, Richard and Emily; 9 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her son, Frederick DiDonato and brothers, Raymond, James and Robert Gordineer.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, May 23rd at the Gridley-Horan funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden, NY.  Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, May 24th at the funeral home.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Montgomery, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. or the Frederick DiDonato Scholarship Fund, c/o Valley Central High School, 1175 State Route 17K; Montgomery, NY 12549.

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3 Condolences to “DiDonato, Grace S.”

  1. Elena Reitberger says:

    Our Deepest Condolances to Jane, Josephine, Rich and family,
    Your Mom was a very special woman! She had a love for life and never missed a beat. She showed her love for her family in all ways. She was courageous up to her last breath. She never gave up! She will be missed emensely by all that knew and loved her. The Lord has taken her to his special place in heaven and she is surrounded by his angels! Her children and family are shining examples of all she has bestowed through her life. My Dear Gracie, may you rest in peace sweet lady, you will never be out of our thoughts and prayers.
    Elena, Eric and Dower

  2. Tammy Booth Maffettone says:

    My sincere condolences to you all. Had a lot of laughs with her at Bud & Maries house. Sleep in peace Aunt “Toot” <3

  3. Susan and Donald Smith says:

    Our deepest condolences. Your Mom was a very special woman. She always loved to laugh. She loved having her family around her and seeing everyone having a good time. She and your Dad raised some very nice people. Rest in peace now Gracie.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sue and Don