Donna J. McDonnell (nee Reichard), 71, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 13, 2019 with her husband and daughter at her side.
Born in Hershey, PA, Donna graduated from Lebanon High School in 1966. She attended Hartford Airline School and became a flight attendant for Allegheny Airlines. She fell in love with Brian McDonnell, giving up her career to marry him and move to Philadelphia in 1968. Donna was a loving, devoted mother to her eldest daughter, Kelly and to her youngest, Stacy, who had special needs. Stacy preceded her mother in death in 1986. Moving to Melbourne, FL in 1989, Donna spent the last 10 years enjoying retirement with her husband; traveling, gardening and spending time with family & friends.
She is survived by her husband, Brian; daughter, Kelly; mother, Pauline Reichard; sisters, Renae Reichard & Cynthia Whitman.
They say the greatest gift in life is to give love and be loved in return. And that was the gift Donna shared with everyone she met. Her purpose in life and her legacy in death is LOVE… pure, unconditional, unending love. She will be deeply missed by everyone she touched; but her loving heart, kind soul and joyful laughter will live on in our hearts forever.
The family requests donations be made in Donna’s memory to:
960A Harvest Drive, Suite 100
Blue Bell, PA 19422
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