Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Gertrude Donovan DeBree
Webster: Passed away peacefully on November 7, 2022, at the age of 100.
Predeceased by her husband of 73 years, Camiel DeBree in 2017; granddaughter, Jill Marie Mason; parents, John A. and Margaret Donovan [Roberts]; siblings and spouses, Margaret (James) Swift, Donald (Elaine) Donovan, and Francis (JoAnn) Donovan.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Milton Mason; grandchildren, Timothy (Tracy) Mason, William (Suzanne) Mason; Elizabeth Mason; great-grandchildren, Brenna, Madison, Ryan, Andrew, and Shawn Mason; many loving nieces and nephews.
Gertrude graduated from Mount Morris High School, Class of 1940 and RBI, Class of 1941. She worked at Kodak and then worked at Monroe Savings Bank as an assistant vice president in the mortgage department. She retired in 1976 from Monroe Savings Bank. In retirement she enjoyed attending her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s soccer, basketball, baseball, and softball games.
She loved to watch the Yankees and Syracuse and Duke Basketball.
She enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved visiting her many friends at Cherry Ridge apartments where she lived for the past five years.
Friends and family are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Thursday, November 17, at Holy Trinity Church, 1460 Ridge Rd., Webster. Interment at Holy Trinity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Ann’s Community, 1500 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621 or American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116.
The family of Gertrude would like to thank the staff at Rochester Regional Hospital, St. Ann’s Rehab, St. Ann’s Care Center, and Rochester Regional Health Hospice Care for taking such wonderful care of Gertrude the past two months during her stay with them.
The Willard H. Scott Funeral Home has been honored to serve the Webster community and the surrounding area for over 60 years. We remain dedicated to those we serve, providing compassion and guidance during one of life’s most difficult times.
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