Category Archives: 1920s

Roma I. Donais W’27

Roma I. Donais, 100, of Easthampton, MA passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 in her home with her family at her side. She was born in South Hadley, MA on August 13, 1917, the daughter of Hector and Clemencia Isabelle Huot. Roma attended schools in South Hadley and pursued a profession as a Registered Nurse. She was the widow of Dr. Henry E. Donais ‘27, a well-respected physician in Easthampton, who died in 1997. Roma was active in Easthampton as a member of the former Town of Easthampton Finance Committee, member and Corporator of Emily Williston Memorial Library, member of Tuesday Afternoon Club, Helping Hand Society, Garden Club and a former President of the Easthampton Historical Society.

Roma is survived by son Paul C. Donais and daughter Harriet E. Tatro ‘57, both of Easthampton, two grandchildren Harriet A. DeVerry ‘81 and John H. Tatro ‘87, and one great-grandson Devin DeVerry ’17. She was predeceased by her son Henry E. (Hank) Donais, Jr. ’59.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, May 17, from 4pm to 6pm at Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 Park Street, Easthampton.

In lieu of flowers’s, a gift in Roma’s memory may be given to the Williston Northampton School, Donais Scholarship Fund.

Margery Goldsmith Engel ’29

ENGEL–Margery G., 100, died peacefully on November 10, 2012 in the home where she had lived since 1941. A graduate of Smith College ’33, she was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, George C. Engel; her companion of 16 years, Howard M. Harris; her son, George C. Engel, Jr.; and her siblings, Eleanor Karger and Harry Goldsmith.

She met sorrow with strength and cherished rich and loving connections with all of her family and friends. Margery is survived by her daughter, Susan E. Golden and her son, John P. Engel; daughters-in-law, Diana Engel and Elaine Reichek and son-in-law, Philip Golden; grandchildren, Deborah Goldberg, Nancy Lazarus, Robert Golden, Laura Engel, James Engel, Maria Engel and Luisa Engel; seven great-grand children; Peter Harris, and his wife, Janice Harris; Benjamin Harris and Jesse Harris.

Contributions in Margery’s honor will be welcomed by New York Service for the Handicapped/Camp Oakhurst and The Center to Advance Palliative Care at The Mount Sinai Hospital.