EAST BRUNSWICK - DIANE L. DONAHUE passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at University Medical Center Princeton at Plainsboro. She was 56.
Born in Newark, she lived in Union, prior to moving to Howell in 2001.
She was a Registered Nurse with the Holy Redeemer Hospice, Toms River, NJ for 15 years.
Diane was predeceased by her parents, George and Frances (Poultney) Donahue.
Surviving are her daughter, Brittney Schlusselfeld and her husband, Matthew; and granddaughter, Devyn. She is also survived by a long-time friend, Steven L. Susman.
Diane will be remembered as a loving Mother and Nana. Her legacy will live on in the many lives she touched as a registered nurse. Her compassion and empathy for others in both her professional and personal life were her most memorable attributes.
Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, June, 9, 2021, from 4:00 - 7:00pm at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 10:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park, Union, NJ. For directions, please see our "Services" page.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monmouth County SPCA to help with costs of rescuing animals and finding them forever homes. Please visit monmouthcountyspca.org.
Diane I am soo glad that I had the chance to speak with you 3 days before you passed . Friends for many years. You were like a sister to me growing up. I know you are out of pain and are with your mom. Love ya till we meet again... Love Lori !!! Xoxo
I am going to miss you and I know your loved ones will too. I know you with god because he will keep you happy with your mom. I love you my sister.
Dear Brittney, Matthew and Devyn,
We are so sorry for your loss, so heartbreaking. It was a trying year on so many levels, quite impossible, yet you held it all together expertly. You and Matt were on the front lines during the worse of COVID, raising your adorable baby girl and managing the care of your Mother. You are all the best of her and more and this was all she ever wanted, for you and your lovely family to thrive. You made all of this life's challenges worth fighting for to her. He voice would raise in pure delight whenever she spoke of you, Devyn and Matt. You were and are her heart. What matters most in this life is love and you could not have been loved more. Thank you for somehow managing to care so well for her through every bump in the road and every mountain that stood before you. You certainly are a testament to her strength . She was always there for us, when brother David needed medical care advise during his ongoing issues and working with my Mom's nurses to ensure her comfort at the end of her life. I will miss her as I have over the years as life got in the way of us connecting more. I find comfort that she is with Aunt Fran and you have some very powerful loving angels watching over. Please don't hesitate to reach out if I can help in any way. Diane please give your Mom a bear hug from me, I can just imagine the smile on her face that she has her Diane with her again.
With Deepest Sympathy, God Bless,
Doreen & Matthew Melillo
Dear Brittney, Matt and Devyn,
Sending you hugs and love during this difficult and challenging time. The tribute to Mom was beautiful. May you remember the good times with smiles and fondness, and may her memory be a blessing to her family, extended family, and friends.
Rachel and Steven Pasichow
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