Dolores M. Danahey

In Memoriam

Below is the death notice of Dolores Danahey, Mother of Scott Danahey, Class of 1974, Dale Danahey, Class of 1977, Glen Danahey, Class of 1980, and Troy Danahey, Class of 1983. Grandmother of Brock Danahey, Class of 2022. Please keep the Danahey family in your prayers.

Dolores Marie Danahey, 89, of Westlake, OH passed away peacefully on Monday, November 20 in Westlake. She bravely battled dementia for the past several years while maintaining her always cheerful disposition, making her a favorite among the residents and staff at Fairmont of Westlake's Memory Care Center.

Dolores Zelmanski was born on the south side of Chicago to Ziggy Zelmanski and Nancy Bumblauskus on August 10, 1934, the eldest of three daughters (Lorraine-deceased, Cynthia). She graduated from Fenger High School and married her high school sweetheart, Roy Danahey, on February 5, 1955. Dolores was affectionately called "Dol" by many of her friends and family. She spent much of her early married life focused on lovingly raising four active sons while her husband traveled out of state every other week for his financial services career. She was more than happy to be the central figure in the lives of her children. Anyone who knew her boys realized that she was the star in their eyes, and that's what mattered most to her. She was very supportive of her sons and all their activities, including sports like football, baseball, and basketball, endlessly driving to and attending their practices and games. Dolores was a strong Catholic who lived an exemplary life by adhering to the Golden Rule. She transitioned seamlessly from raising four sons to having seven consecutive granddaughters before her first grandson arrived, as her family grew to a total of nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dolores was a wonderful, religious, supportive, generous, and caring woman to whom family was most important. Her love and devotion for her daughters-in-law and grandchildren were just as boundless as it was for her sons. With three of her four sons living out of state, she instituted a family rule to visit her sons and grandchildren on a quarterly basis. She remained the focal point of a large close-knit family that frequently visited her in Westlake and would reunite with family at various locations for vacations, holidays, and other occasions. Dolores taught Bible Study with her husband throughout much of their 66-year marriage. She worked as the Administrative Manager for Roy's business and volunteered at a nursing home.

Dolores Danahey is predeceased by her husband Roy. She is survived by sons Scott (Terri), Dale (Heidi), Glen (Cathy) and Troy (Linda); grandchildren Brittany Priester, Taylor Tomlinson, Chelsea Sprouse, Megan Danahey, Hannah Munce, Savannah Danahey, Maddie Danahey, Brock Danahey, and Cole Danahey; great-grandchildren Scottie Priester, Ford Sprouse, Preston Priester, Townes Munce, Tiller Munce and Jax Tomlinson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association at:

A visitation will be held on Friday, December 15th from 3-6:00 pm at Busch Funeral Home 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon, OH. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 16th at St. Ladislas Church 2345 Bassett Rd, Westlake, OH 44145 at 11:00 a.m. Private family burial to be held. 440.937.6175

Posted on: December 6, 2023

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Dolores M. Danahey

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