5/31/2019 – Donna M. Smith, Clayton

Ms. Donna M. Smith, 67, died May 15th at her residence. There will be a Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 5th, with Father Arthur Labaff officiating, at 11am, with a burial following in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Donna was born November 18th, 1951, in Passaic, New Jersey, the daughter of William B. and Mary Hohman Smith Jr. She graduated from Clifton Senior High School in Clifton, New Jersey. She attended Newark State College and Morris County College, both in New Jersey.

She was a member of the Army National Guard and Reserves from 1977 to 1989.

Donna worked for a number of years as a Paralegal in Rockland County, New York. She then moved to Clayton, where she enjoyed her time at her cottage on Murray Island. While in Clayton she worked for a time at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She was very active in the church, singing in the choir and helping with fundraisers, including the Holiday Food Fair and the Booster Club.

She was a member of the Coast Guard Ladies Auxiliary, where she also taught boaters safety courses.

Donna loved her dogs, fishing and playing softball.

Surviving is a brother Edward (Linda) Smith of New Jersey; a sister, Mary Ann (Kenneth) Whitmore of New Jersey; nieces and nephews.

A brother, David Smith, predeceased her.


  1. Charlene Ostroski Posted

    Donna, you were a great friend and I’m glad i got to spend mothers day with you before your passing. We will miss you and Zoey very much. RIP Miss Donna

  2. Pollyann Gardziel Posted

    Rest In Peace our friend and neighbor. A good person with a heart of gold. She would do anything to help us out. We will miss your friendship and your updates of what is happening in Clayton.

  3. Margo Lou Love Posted

    Donna, I thank you for your friendship.
    You were so kind to all of us. Your faith was such a joy to me. I know I will see you in Heaven. That will be a joyous day for both of us. Till then, find Corkie the boxer, Lucky the wire haired terrier, and Chelsea the rough coat collie. They will be real good company for you. They are real affectionate dogs. Love in God and Christ, Mrs. Morris Love

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