In Memoriam : Charlene Donahue

Charlene Donahue Charlene Donahue - age: 88
(November 19, 1931 to September 15, 2020 )
Resident of Saco, Maine

Visitation Information:
The family wishes to thank the Gosnell House in Scarborough for their compassionate care of Charlene in her final days. Funeral arrangements will be private, due to the current environment.

If desired, contributions in Charlene’s memory can be made to: Little Ossipee Lake Association, P.O. Box 204, Waterboro, ME 04030.

Dennett Craig & Pate Funeral Home 365 Main St, Saco are entrusted with her services. For those wishing to post condolences please go to

Charlene G. Donahue

The family of Charlene Donahue sadly announces her passing on September 15, 2020. Daughter of Charles and Mildred (Clapp) Glover, Charlene was born November 19, 1931 in Portland, Maine. She was an alumna of Thornton Academy and Eastern Maine General Hospital
School of Nursing, where she formed lasting friendships with countless friends. She greatly enjoyed alumnae efforts and networking with both organizations.

In 1942, her parents built the Wee Camp on Little Ossipee Lake, beginning a lifelong tradition of cookouts, swimming, and overnights at the lake. Luckily, the cottage was spared in the fire of 1947, due to a favoring wind and many buckets of water drawn from the lake and poured by Charlene and her father around the cottage’s foundation. Years later, her brother Maurice would purchase the cottage next door, increasing the many happy times spent with extended family. Charlene loved each and every visit to the lake.

Being a nurse was not only a profession to Charlene, it was who she was – quick, level-headed, organized, and caring. She was never “off duty.”

Family was fundamentally important to Charlene. She centered her life around her children and grandchildren, always putting them first. As a woman of faith, she also considered the United Baptist Church community to be her family, too.

Charlene was predeceased by her husband Thomas, and brother Maurice Glover. She is survived by her children Sheila (Denis), Thomas (Valerie), and Daniel (Kelly), as well as grandchildren Grace, Joseph, Patrick, Crystal, Tyrel, Connor, Hope, Haley, Corey, and Skye. She is also survived by her dear brother Charles Glover and wife Nancy, and many treasured nieces and nephews.

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.

Julie Saffren - September 20, 2020Contact this person Contact this person
To Sheila and the Donahue family: I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your mom. No matter what our age, losing a parent is challenging to the spirit. I hope you’ll find comfort in the many warm memories you have of her. She was an original, and I loved reading her story in the beautiful obituary you created in her honor. Take good care and know how many people are thinking of you in this difficult time.

Pamela Boyden - September 30, 2020Contact this person Contact this person
Please accept my heartfelt condolences, for Charlene. She was a beautiful kind spirited lady that was an inspiration to me, and she will surely be missed by everyone who had the good fortune to make her acquatince. Rest in Peace, and God Bless you Charlene


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