Carol Ann McDonnell

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died April 30, 2019

Carol Ann McDonnell, age 78, of Escanaba passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba, surrounded by her family.

Carol was born June 26, 1940 in Escanaba, the daughter of Wilfred and Natalie (Trombley) Vachon. She graduated from Escanaba High School in 1958 and was a longtime member of the St. Joseph and St. Patrick Parish in Escanaba.

Carol is survived by her daughter, Chris (Ray) DePas of Wilson; granddaughters, Denna (Tom Madden) DePas and Devon (Tyler) Hanson; brother, Robert Vachon of El Cajon, CA; brother-in-law, Bill Doherty of Loves Park, IL; sister-in-law, Patricia Vachon of Manitowoc, WI and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Michelle McDonnell, her sister, Dorothy Doherty and her brother, Bill Vachon.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, May 10 at 11:00 AM at the St. Joseph and St. Patrick Parish in Escanaba. Carol will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells.

The McDonnell family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba.

7 Tributes for “Carol Ann McDonnell

    Our deepest sympathy. Nana was a lovely lady, always enjoyed being around her; such a kind soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now and always. God’s Blessings. Love, Matt & Kelly Hanson

    Prayers for all the family of Nana, our son passed on to me a recipe he was quite found of she use to make & he enjoys it to this day ( beef barley soup) we have only know her for a short time but I know how much she was loved by her family. Soon we will be part of this lovely family . God bless , Theresa Madden

    Words can’t begin to express how sorry we are for your lose. She was truly a special lady. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Jim, Chris, Alyssa and Sydney

    So sorry to hear of Carol. She was like a 2nd mom to me when I’d come hang out with Michelle. She was one of the nicest lady I knew. My deepest sympathy to Chris, Ray, twins and all of the family.

    My siblings and I were very close and it was a shock to hear of my sister’s death. She was a beautiful lady who was stalwart in facing the storms of life of which she had many. I have a hard time realizing that I can no longer pick up the phone and discuss life’s events and problems with her. She had such a calming influence. I always felt so much better after talking with her. My wife, Gloria, and I pray that Chris, Ray and the Twins will find peace in the coming days knowing that Carol fought the good fight and surely will be rewarded for it.

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