Winifred Donnellan was born on the 3rd July 1891 to Jamesie Donnellan & Kate Cottingham 2nd eldest of the family. She had one sister Mary who emigrated to N. Y. USA & three brothers Willie, Paddy & John.
A Nurse and Seamstress worked in Altrincham, Manchester. She travelled through Italy, France, Spain. She never married, she was engaged to Italian.
Auntie Winnie as she was known came home for her brothers funeral In 1941 to assist her sister in law Margaret (nee Clancy) in raising of young family of 9.
During Occupation of Crown Forces she was a member of Cumann na mBan and was involved in Prisoners Rights.