Winifred "Winnie" Meagher Donoghue, of Sanibel Island, Fla., and Minneapolis, died Aug. 4, 2013.
Winnie Meagher Donoghue was born and grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. She attended Barnard College. She married Ed Donoghue and moved to Rochester. There, she raised five children, continued to write for pleasure and was active in the arts and theater community in Rochester. When her husband retired, they became Florida residents, moving to Sanibel Island. She founded the Island Writers and was an active member until this year.
She is survived by her daughters, Sheila Donoghue and Wendy (Roddy) West; son, Edmund Donoghue; son-in-law, Tom Carlson; daughter-in-law, Deborah Donoghue; grandchildren, Leah (Ken) Raiche, Brendhan West, and Benjamin and Nicholas Donoghue; and great-grandchildren, Daverus Ketchens, Evan and Ella Raiche, Fiona and Liam O'Connor, and Lucas Carlson; and loving dog Michou.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. F. Edmund Donoghue; daughter, Maureen Carlson; and son, John Donoghue.
A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in the Elizabethan Grand Room at the Kahler Grand Hotel in Rochester. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation-Palliative Care Fund.