Donna P.'s Story

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Donna Patricia O'Connor, 59, of Sweden, Maine, who was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on March 5, 1957, passed away after a three-year battle with cancer.
With her daughter, Christine Marie (O'Connor) Ellison holding her hand and her step-daughter, Suzanne Renee (O'Connor) Below present, Donna passed into the hands of God on February 2, 2017. Donna was a loving and energetic wife of 37 years to her husband, Richard W. O'Connor of Sweden, Maine. She loved her dog, "Bitzy," flowers and all wild creatures.
She adored her grandson, Deacon R. Ellison (3 1/2) and her step-grandson, Dillon M. Below (11).
Donna was a graduate of Chelmsford High School in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and the daughter of the late Hollis and Patricia Wilkins of Chelmsford, Mass.
She is survived by her brother, Neil A. Wilkins of Chelmsford, Mass.
People who enriched her life and kept her smiling included her sons-in-law, Matt Below and Rich Ellison; also her brothers-in-law, Arthur J. O'Connor and wife, Carol and James J. O'Connor and wife, Sharon.
Donna will be buried in the family plot at Oakdale Cemetery in Middleton, Massachusetts. Funeral arrangements are by Mackey Funeral Home of Middleton, Mass. Calling hours are Thursday, February 9, 4 to 7 p.m. and a funeral service will be held on Friday at 12 p.m. in the funeral home. Kindly visit www.mackeyfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence.
Published on  February 7, 2017
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