Helen Bernice Donley

December 20, 1933 - July 09, 2012 

Helen Bernice Donley

December 20, 1933 - July 09, 2012 

Obituary for Helen Bernice Donley

Helen Bernice (Hickey) Donley, of Toledo, passed away July 9, 2012, in her home, of natural causes. She was born in Lima, Ohio on December 20, 1933 and was the only daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Hickey. Bernice attended Lima H.S. and 1 year of college at Miami of Ohio. She also took classes at the University of Toledo for several years. She loved being in an academic environment and enjoyed learning. Bernice had many interests which included reading, music, singing, watching Big Ten sports and the Yankees. Her greatest passion, besides her children, was cooking. Bernice could make gourmet meals easily and all who had the pleasure of experiencing her cooking were never disappointed. She was happiest in the kitchen creating wonderful meals for those she loved. Bernice is survived by son Kevin Donley and fiancé Elizete Savino of Bloomingburg, NY, daughter Megan Donley Tripi of Raleigh, NC and son Patrick Donley and daughter-in-law Laurie Donley of New Philadelphia, OH as well as grandsons Andrew Donley and Roman Tripi and granddaughter Aine Donley; Joseph Hickey of Melvina, Michigan and Robert Hickey of Idaho Friends are invited to visit on Friday July 20, 2012 from 3:00-5:00pm in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Ave. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Toledo Catholic Charities. To send her family online condolences, please visit www.ansberg-west.com.

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