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:
Surviving are her:
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.
Such a Beautiful Woman, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and friend. She will continue to watch over each of you through the years. Make her Proud! May the love and mercy of our Lord be bestowed upon you and your family during this unfortunate time. Our most sincere condolences,
The Echele and Theiss Family!
My deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of Ann. It is never easy losing a loved one and especially your wife.
I hope your fond memories of Ann will get you through the immediate days ahead and beyond.
Only the best!
Cousin Mike & Kathy
I were so sorry to hear about Anne’s passing. Cherish the love and memories you shared.
I am so thankful we had the family reunion and were able to see so many family members. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Cookie and Gerald