Isabella J. Donnelly, RN, (nee McGorty), formerly of Hoboken, passed away peacefully at Hoboken University Medical Center on Thursday, May 28, 2020. She was born in Hoboken to parents Thaddeus and Mary (nee Ferry) McGorty. She was predeceased by her husband, James, a daughter Maryellen and her son, James. Isabella moved to Weehawken, New Jersey in 1969, where she resided until her passing.  Isabella was an Adjunct Professor at Jersey City State University, teaching nursing classes.  She was a graduate from St. Mary’s Hospital Nursing Program in 1951. She worked at St. Mary’s Hospital until becoming a Health Teacher and School Nurse in the Hoboken school district. She retired in 2000 after forty years of service. Surviving is her cherished daughter, Denise Donnelly, a loving brother, Frank McGorty and his wife Dolores. Also surviving are her loving grandchildren, Thomas and his wife Sandy, Maryellen, James and his wife Jenn. A great joy in Isabella’s life were her endeared great-grandchildren Ashley, Ryan and Erin.

Due to the current health crisis, she will be privately interred at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. A Funeral Memorial Mass will be scheduled at Our Lady of Grace, RC Church, Hoboken at a later date.


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