Born: March 31, 1947 - Deceased: January 13, 2023
On Friday, January 13, 2023, a beautiful, intelligent, strong, loving woman departed this world after a long two-year battle fighting breast cancer. Anne-Marie Donovan, nee Clark, 75, was born on Monday, March 31, 1947, in Brooklyn, NY. She passed away peacefully at her Belleville, IL home in the presence of her husband Jimmy and two sons, Eric of Clifton VA, and Mark of Freeburg, IL.
Anne-Marie had many passions in life. At only 15 years of age, she completed high school. Afterwards, she chose a career in nursing and specialized in oncology. As a military wife of 26 years, she faced all challenges head-on and drew inspiration from her experiences in living all around the world, especially Zaragosa, Spain, where she gave birth to her youngest son, Mark. She was an accomplished artist who won several awards from the Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst, Mt. Vernon, IL for distinguished paintings.
Anne-Marie loved being a grandmother and proudly carried the nickname “Gran-Marie”. She was a doting grandmother to Austin 12, Mason 9, Oliver 8, and Ayden 8. She was the biggest pushover in providing them anything their little hearts desired. She was also an avid “hockey grandma”, bursting with pride over the accomplishments of her talented grandbabies
She is preceded in death by her:
- Parents: Laurence and Louise, nee Miller, Clark
Surviving are her:
- Husband: James T. Donovan of Belleville, IL
- Eric (Cindy) Donovan of Clifton, VA
- Mark (Jessica) Donovan of Belleville, IL
- Brother: Larry Clark of Oviedo, FL
- Austin Donovan
- Mason Donovan
- Ayden Donovan
- Oliver Donovan
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to support the cancer research of Dr. Kathy Weilbaecher and Dr. Nusayba Bagegni, Siteman Center, MSC 1247-414-2100, 7425 Forsyth Blvd, St Louis, MO 63105 or online at siteman.wustl.edu/tribute. Please indicate the gift is in memory of Anne-Marie Donovan.
Visitation: Visitation from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Friday, January 20th, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Funeral Service will be held at 6:00 pm, Friday, January 20th, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Chaplain Jason Pierce officiating.