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Donna Spaventa (nee Galbraith)
Ormond Beach Observer Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 4 months ago

Donna Spaventa (nee Galbraith)

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Donna Spaventa (nee Galbraith) passed away from heart failure on February 11th, 2022 at the age of 68.
In Memoriam:

Donna Spaventa (nee Galbraith)
1954-2022

Donna Spaventa (nee Galbraith) passed away from heart failure on February 11th, 2022 at the age of 68. Though her death was sudden, Donna’s final moments were spent in her home in Ormond Beach, surrounded by her husband and daughter.

Donna was born in Batavia, NY, on February 5, 1954. She spent much of her childhood on her family’s dairy farms and amongst her large extended family. She remembered those years as the happiest part of her childhood. As a teenager, Donna moved to central Florida where she graduated from Edgewater High School in 1972. She loved the ocean and being outdoors, and as a young woman was an active surfer.

She met her husband in Altamonte Springs, FL. They married in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, and later moved to Toms River, NJ, where they raised their daughter, Lisa.

Donna’s greatest passion in life was helping animals and children.

Donna’s greatest passion in life was helping animals and children. For many years she worked as the office administrator for the Cattus Island County Park in Toms River. Eventually she left that job because she was constantly taking in stray animals (including a den of baby raccoons). She then found her life’s work assisting troubled teenagers as a paraprofessional teacher’s aide.

Donna loved taking care of others, and she truly shone at her favorite occupation; as a mother and grandmother. She is survived by her mother, Genevieve Bower, brother Donald Galbraith and sister-in-law Linda Galbraith, her husband Michael Spaventa, daughter Lisa Wilson and son-in-law Brett Wilson, three beautiful grandchildren who were the light of her life, and many beloved cousins throughout Florida and Upstate New York.

She will be fiercely missed.

A memorial service will be held February 24th at 11:00am at Rodeo Lakes 125 Rodeo Rd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in her name to the Global Lyme Alliance https://www.globallymealliance.org/donate-today/?hsLang=en

(Please email donation notifications to: [email protected])


SERVICE:
Thursday, February 24 11AM
Rodeo Lakes
125 Rodeo Rd
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

DONATIONS:
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in her name to the Global Lyme Alliance https://www.globallymealliance.org/donate-today/?hsLang=en
(Please email donation notifications to: [email protected])

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