Mary A. Donadio, 91, formerly of Grafton


Mary A. DonadioGrafton/Millbury – Mary A. (Miller) Donadio, 91, passed away Feb. 6, 2021 following an illness. Her husband of 57 years, Frederick J. Donadio, passed away in 2006.

Mary leaves her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl A. and Russel Lesniewski of Millbury; seven grandchildren, Jamie A. Donadio, Angela M. Keb, Stacey L. Burr, Kelley M. Donadio, Justin M., Kurt R., and Kyle J. Lesniewski; and her great-grandchildren, Elijah F and Jacob Keb, Max Donadio and Nevaeh S. King, and Wyatt Baribeault, Hannah Benson and Blake Burr and Jordan Lesniewski. She also leaves her sister, Bessie Morgan, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Frederick A. and Joseph W. Donadio; one great-grandson, Jericho Trudel; and her siblings Harry, John, Edna and Sammy Miller and Alice Ferris.

Mary was born Feb. 14, 1929 in Worcester, daughter of the late Bessie (Betts) and Harry E. Miller. Her roots were in Worcester, but she lived in Grafton for more than 50 years. More recently, she moved to Millbury in 2005.

She was a stitcher at A.E. Burgess Leather Company for 30 years.

She and her husband Frederick spent winters in Las Vegas for several years. She loved to bowl with her family closer to home at Country Plaza Lanes.

All are welcome to gather with Mary’s family and friends Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 9:30-11 a.m., at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., North Grafton. Her funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, and she will be laid to rest at Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. Mary’s service will be livestreamed and may be accessed using the following link at

In lieu of flowers, please honor Mary with donations to Notre Dame Long Term Care, c/o Hospice at 559 Plantation St., Worcester MA 01605.

A Book of Memories to share a special message with her family is available online at