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Ann Patricia McDonald

March 30, 1937 — December 28, 2023

Quinlan, Texas

Ann Patricia McDonald


Ann Patricia McDonald, a beloved member of the community, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2023, in Greenville, Texas. She was born on March 30, 1937, in Dublin, Ireland.

Ann had a remarkable life filled with joy and love. She was known for her compassionate nature and warm smile that could light up any room. Ann had a deep love for her family and friends and dedicated much of her time to nurturing those relationships.

Ann discovered a passion for gardening. Her green thumb brought beauty and serenity to her surroundings. She could often be found tending to her garden, planting colorful flowers that bloomed with life. Ann's garden became a sanctuary where she found solace and peace.

Another one of Ann's passions was reading. She possessed an insatiable curiosity and eagerly devoured books across various genres. The knowledge she gained through reading enriched her life and inspired meaningful conversations with others. Ann held great wisdom and enjoyed sharing her insights with those around her.

Guided by her strong faith, Ann was actively involved in church activities throughout her life. Her dedication to religious service provided comfort and inspiration to fellow parishioners. She approached every endeavor with kindness and grace, leaving a lasting impact on the lives she touched within the church community.

Above all else, Ann cherished spending time with her family. She emanated love and nurtured meaningful connections with each member of her extensive family tree. As a devoted mother, Ann instilled values of compassion, resilience, and integrity in them that they carry forward as a testament to her love.

Ann adored being a grandmother to Samantha Winger, Barry Smith, Martin Nichols, Isla Rose Smith, Freddie Pritchard, Christopher Pritchard, and granddaughter-in-law Shaina Nawrocki Smith. Her eyes sparkled with delight whenever she saw them laugh, play, and grow. Ann took great joy in creating memories with her grandchildren, sharing stories, and imparting life lessons that will forever shape their lives.

Ann will be dearly missed by her surviving family and friends. She leaves behind a loving daughter, Cathy Nichols; son, James McDonald; grandsons, Barry Smith, Martin Nichols, Freddie Pritchard, and Christopher Pritchard; great-granddaughter Isla Rose Smith; son-in-law Alan Nichols; daughter-in-law Ashley Wells; granddaughter-in-law, Shaina Nawrocki Smith; brother Joe Maher; sister Patsy Maher; niece Caroline Moffitt; nephew Paul Whelan; granddaughter-in-law Carolyn Pritchard, along with a host of extended family members and friends who were touched by her kindness.
Ann is Preceded in death by Her mother, Catherine King; Father, Patrick Maher; Sister, Helen Whelan; Sister, Kate Maher; Brother, Jimmy Maher; Son, Martin Pritchard; and Granddaughter, Samantha Winger.

In the wake of Ann's passing, the community mourns the loss of a remarkable woman whose legacy will continue to inspire those who knew her. Her gentle spirit, unwavering love, and genuine compassion will forever be etched in our hearts.

As we bid farewell to Ann Patricia McDonald, let us remember her vibrant life with gratitude and celebrate the immense love she shared with all those fortunate enough to have known her. May she rest in eternal peace.

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