Joan M. Donohue, age 87 of Fairborn passed away July 29, 2022 at Hospice of Dayton after a short illness. She was born May 26, 1935 in Lexington, KY, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (O’Geary) Egalite. She was a longtime member of Mary, Help of Christians Church and involved with the Daughters of Isabella. She was a retired administrative assistant at Wright-Patterson AFB and Wright State University and was also a licensed real estate professional in the Dayton area. Joan enjoyed gardening, water aerobics and especially spending time with her grandchildren and attending their sporting events. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Joe, Earl, Gene Egalite; and granddaughter, Amelia Perry. Joan is survived by her husband of 66 years, James; five children, Mike (Darla) Donohue, Mary (Chris) Perry, Kathy (Chris) Goulet, Tom (Anna) Donohue, Dan (Marie) Donohue; twelve grandchildren, Michael (Courtney) Donohue, Sean (Kelly) Donohue, Molly Donohue, Aaron Perry (London Donthnier), Meghen Goulet, Grace Goulet, Joshua Goulet, Patrick Donohue, Nick (Madison) Donohue, Ryan Donohue, Eryn Donohue (Matt Ponsock), Daniel Donohue, Jr.; three great grandchildren, Gabby, Owen, Isla; as well as extended family.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday August 9, 2022 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday August 10, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. Mary, Help of Christians Church, 954 N. Maple Ave, Fairborn, Father Ambrose Dobrozsi celebrant. Burial will follow at Byron Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or Daughters of Isabella.
Hospice of Dayton
324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton OH 45420
Daughters of Isabella
P.O. Box 9585, New Haven CT 06535