Elvira McDonnell entered into eternal rest on December 9, 2022.
She was born in Newark, NJ on May 15, 1943, and was a life long resident of the city. She attended St. Vincent School, then Barringer High School. Elvira loved to travel as a young woman. She enjoyed many things. Some of her hobbies included needlepoint, crocheting, and Knitting. As an avid reader, she would finish 1-2 books a week. Elivira loved giving back, she worked in the Newark school system in their special education program for over 20 years. She was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Newark and enjoyed participating in many parish functions.
Elvira met Michael C. McDonnell of Waterford Ireland in 1973, and were married in 1974. Together they enjoyed travel, vacations, and summers at the Jersey shore.
Elvira was preceded in death by her husband Michael and her parents, Bruno and Philomena Marchetti. She is survived by her two sons Michael and Daniel McDonnell, daughter-in-law, Jennifer and Grandson Jacob.