Dolores (Laurie) Donato passed away on Sept. 17 at Winthrop Hospital. Dolores was a devoted daughter of the late Maria and Frederick Jackman Sr, sister of the late Frederick and Clifford Jackman. RN educated at Adelphi University, vocalist with St. Aidan’s choir and loyal friend to many.
After the death of her first husband, George Briggmann, Dolores blended her five children with six others to create the family she built with her loving husband, Samuel Donato. Together, they raised 11 and added a 12th child to their home in Mineola. Dolores was the glue that held everyone together. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel Donato, children, Susan LaFex, Arlene Kick, Richard and Tom Briggmann, Katharine, Stephen, Thomas, Matthew and Mark Donato, Kathleen O’Connor, Donna Clement and Elizabeth Moran, 22 grandchildren, eight Great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Mary Jackman and cousin Rita Carmody.
The wake was held at Weigand’s Funeral Home in Williston Park, with the funeral mass of the Resurrection celebrated at St. Aidan’s Church. Internment was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Smithtown, NY.
Memorial donations may be made to Saint Anthony’s Bread Line, 144 W. 32nd St, NY, NY 10001.