Donna M. Maurais
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Ipswich - Donna M. Maurais, 61, of Ipswich passed away peacefully in her home January 5, 2020.
Born in Salem on April 22, 1958, she was the daughter of April Maurais of Peabody and the late Joseph Maurais.
Donna had a passion for taking care of children, in which she turned into her career for over ten years. She was referred as a second mother to those she came across. She was loved by all and gave love to all, especially her cherished granddaughter Mia.
She is survived by her two sons, Nicholas Maurais and his partner, Melissa Jacobson of North Reading and Derek Maurais and his partner, Helena Mae Keefe of Gloucester, her granddaughter, Mia Marquis, her sisters, Cherlye Sharkey of Lynn, and Kim Blanchette-Talbot of Lynn, her brother, Brain Thompson of Haverhill, her boyfriend, Michael Pelletier, and is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Donna was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph Maurais Jr., and Randall Maurais, and her sister Joanne Peters.
Following cremation, visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody, followed by her Funeral Service at 6 p.m. at the funeral home to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. For directions and on-line obituary visit
Published on January 9, 2020


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Chris Carey
Jan 22, 2020
My prayers and thoughts are with you.
A mother's loss and a love that will always be in your heart.
Cathie (Neve) White
Jan 14, 2020
April, Cheryl, and family. I am so saddened to hear of Donna's passing. She left us too soon, and her passing will leave a hole in your hearts. I pray that she is watching over you, and you will hear her voice from time to time.

With deep sympathy,,
Jan 09, 2020
Sorry you had to go be with the Lord. We all love and miss you. RIP one day we will meet again.
Jan 09, 2020
Donna truly left her mark in this world. She was quite the character with a big heart πŸ’– She was a strong, Loving, caring women, who loved her family, her children and her Mia πŸ’– Thank you Donna for your friendship and for being such a good frirnd. You were there for me through some difficult times and you gave me your shoulder to lean on. We had a lot of laughs, didn't we? God Bless you πŸ’ž Enjoy your new journey with your family in heaven.
My Sincere and Deepest condolences to Donna's Mother 🌹❀ And to her children and family. Especially to her Mia πŸ’—
Jan 09, 2020
So sorry to hear this news this morning. Donna was an extraordinary person who was a blessing in the lives of so many! She will be missed but will soar with the rest of Heaven’s angels.❀️❀️❀️
Denise Caldwell
Jan 09, 2020
My condolences to the family and to Mark...I will miss the conversations Donna and I had and the Laughs we shared..she was very special ! May she RIP. Prayers for Mia..β€πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™