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Mary Ann McDonald

November 3, 1934 April 3, 2020
Mary Ann McDonald
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Obituary for Mary Ann McDonald

Mary Ann McDonald passed away on Friday April 3, 2020 at age 85, after a 6-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease and PSP.

Mary Ann was born in Detroit November 3, 1934 to Catherine O’Brien Sweeney and Frank Sweeney.

She was a graduate of St. James High School in Ferndale and attended the University of Detroit. Mary Ann worked at Grinnell's, the Statler Hotel, and Royal Globe Insurance before marrying Alex McDonald, her husband of 37 years.

Mary Ann enjoyed music, reading, Tiger baseball, and Red Wing hockey. She loved entertaining, sing-alongs around the piano, and family game nights.

She will be remembered for her quick wit, her infectious smile, and kind compassionate spirit.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her sister Fran Sweeney and husband Alex. She is survived by her sister Joan Jbara and numerous nieces and nephews.

No funeral services are scheduled at this time. A memorial Mass will be announced in the future.

Memorial donations may be made in Mary Ann’s name to:

1216 Broadway
Second Floor
New York, NY 10001

St. James Catholic Church
Food Bank
46325 West Ten Mile Road
Novi, MI 48374
248 347 7778


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