Betsy Donohue, of Madison, died Friday January 23, 2015 at Capital Lakes Assisting Living under the care of Agrace Hospice. She was 88 years old. She was born on August 5, 1926 in Antigo, a daughter of the late Dr. Michael J. and Mabel (Cody) Donohue.
Ms. Donohue was a graduate of Mount Mary College in Milwaukee and received her Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
She was an assistant librarian at North High School in Sheboygan for 3 years. She was a librarian at the University of Wisconsin Memorial Library as head librarian in periodicals and later worked in the reference department.
She was a member of St. Raphael Cathedral, Friends of the Libraries-University of Wisconsin, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization), the Shamrock Club of Dane County and the Madison Civics Club all in Madison.
She is survived by her niece, Mary Lynne (Tim) Van Akkeren of Sheboygan.
She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Jane Donohue; brother, Eugene Donohue; and nephew, Michael Donohue.
A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday January 31, 2015 at 1 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church in Antigo with Rev. David Schmidt officiating. Burial will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 12:30 p.m. Saturday until the time of Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the University of Wisconsin Foundation.