Quinnan, Donna J., Zilwaukee, Michigan


Passed away Wednesday, October 23, at Saint Mary’s Hospital. Age 82 years. She was born on June 29, 1931. She was the beloved wife of William A. Quinnan, cherished mother of Martin (Mary McLoughlin) Quinnan, Loretta (Ed) Wilson, Brian (Sue Kern) Quinnan, Tom Quinnan, Mike (Sandy Churchfield) Quinnan, Jim Quinnan, Martha (Tom) Farrington, David Quinnan, and Billy Quinnan; dearly loved grandmother of Jason (Catie DeLaverne) Quinnan, Jayme Spear, Casey (Brenda Solak) Quinnan, Shay Quinnan, Ellen (Gary) Witkowski, Emily (Jason) Haas, Tommy Quinnan, Joe Farrington, Claire Farrington and Sam Farrington; treasured great-grandmother to eight; much-loved aunt to many Carpenter and Quinnan nieces and nephews throughout the country, and best friend since high school with the dearly loved and recently deceased Barb Wilson. Donna was the younger daughter of Waldo and Helen Neumann. Her sister, Lois Simons predeceased her. Quiet and unassuming, Donna managed to touch and enrich the lives of all who knew her. She lived her entire life in Saginaw, graduated from Saginaw High School and married her one, true love, Bill, and shared 63 years of love, friendship, support and joy. Donna spent the first 13 years of marriage bearing nine children and the next several decades raising them and creating a homestead where they and, their spouses or friends, and in time their grandchildren spent countless holidays, birthdays, Mother’s Days and other days. Blessed with a keen intellect and inquisitive nature, Donna never stopped learning and was a constant source of interesting, illuminating conversations. Throughout her life she met scores of people who were touched by her warmth and called her friend. True to her nature, she left this world quietly, peacefully, and far too quickly. She was, to all, a person of infinite kindness and generosity. From her we witnessed true, unconditional love. May her dear, sweet soul rest in eternal peace and may perpetual light shine upon her. A Funeral Liturgy will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave. Rev. Fr. John R. Johnson and Rev. Fr. Andy Booms will officiate. Rite of Committal will take place at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to visit at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter (off State) on Friday, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Donna will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a memorial gift to the National Humane Society be considered: 40 E. Main St. #364-1, Newark, DE 19711. Please share your thoughts and memories with Donna’s family at the funeral home or online at www.deislerfuneralhome.com.