Donna Gillespie

Donna M Gillespie

Sunday, March 10th, 1963 - Saturday, March 21st, 2020
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Watervliet – Donna M. Gillespie, 57, passed away on Saturday March 21, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Troy, she is the daughter of Beverly A. (Samuelson) Gillespie and the late Stewart S. Gillespie.
Donna worked in food service at the Watervliet Elementary School for more than 20 years until retiring this year due to her illness.

She loved to take care of people, especially children. Donna’s home was always open to anyone who needed a meal since she always cooked for an “army”. In addition to cooking, Donna loved country music, working in her garden and spending time with her cherished grandchildren. Donna lived life to the fullest and on her own terms, even if it may have strayed from doctor’s orders at times, and she will be missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her mother, Donna is survived by her children, Chelsea (Justin) Adams and Michael (Laura Rahm) Densmore; her grandchildren, Ciana, Lillian, Chrisgianie and Marshall; her fiancé, James Carter; her siblings, Lori (Mike) McIntire and Steven (Bethany) Gillespie; and best friend, Lori Curione. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Funeral services for Donna will be announced at a later date.
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Sarah Lee

Posted at 09:04am
Chelsea and family,

I am so sorry to hear of this. your mom was always awesome and incredibly welcoming. I only have very fond memories of her. she will be incredibly missed by so many. I wish you all the strength in the world right now. hugs and love to you all.


Posted at 07:20am
You will be missed my dear friend💋♥️

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