Ellen Donoghue, 73, of Howell passed away at home on Saturday, July 4, 2020. She was born and raised in New York City, lived in Staten Island, and eventually settled in Howell in 1985. Ellen worked as an aide for the Township of Howell supervising children as they rode the bus to and from school. She had a passion for fitness and could often be found working out at the gym. Ellen also had a lifelong love affair with music. Her granddaughter was her world and she adored being Camrynn’s Nana.
She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, John T. Donoghue; her sons, Jason Donoghue and his wife, Laura, and Ryan Donoghue and his wife, Jessica all of Brick; and her granddaughter Camrynn Rielly.
All arrangements are private and under the direction of the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ellen’s name may be made to the Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724 or to the Institute of Music for Children, 780 Salem Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07208. For information or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com