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Donna M. Dunbar

August 22, 1953 — November 24, 2023

Leominster, MA

It is with profound sorrow and enduring love that I, Christine, share the news of the passing of my beloved mother, Donna Dunbar, on November 24, 2023 surrounded by family. Donna was born to the late Joseph and Arlene Dupuis on August 22, 1953, in Fitchburg, MA, and devoted the majority of her life to the Leominster, Massachusetts community. 

Donna was a beacon of love and light to anyone who knew her. Her infectious laughter echoed in every room she entered, and her creative spirit was contagious. She was an ordained minister, holding a Masters Degree from Harvard, and she committed her life to the service of others through her many ministries. She was a guiding force and an inspiring presence, always encouraging those around her to strive for more, to be better, and to stay grounded in faith. As Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." This quote rings true when remembering Donna, her impact was immeasurable and will forever be cherished.

Donna's dedication extended beyond her professional life, she was also a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. Survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Paul LeBlanc, her granddaughters Julianna Jacquez and Britney Cormier, and grandsons Jonathan Jacquez and Brandyn LeBlanc. She was also a proud great-grandmother to Cora Jacquez, Connor Jacquez,  Frankie Jacquez, Hope Cormier, Zander LeBlanc and Ava Cherrier. She is also survived by her sisters Diana & husband Kenneth St. Laurent, Darlene & husband Robert Dunn, Denise Jacob, Darnelle Dupuis,  Dina & husband Joe Dufresne,  her lifelong friend and ex-husband, Dennis Bergeron. Nieces and Nephews Joey, Josh, Kassy, Sarah, Patrick, Kenny Paul, Samantha and many great nieces and nephews as well.

Donna poured her heart and soul into everything she did. From ministering to other pastoral duties, fishing to bingo, drum corps to youth ministries, cheerleading coach to published poet, her passion knew no bounds. She found joy in the simplest of things and shared that joy with all who were fortunate to know her. Her most recent endeavor was to crochet and donate baby blankets to new mothers, a task she undertook with the same love and dedication she showed in every aspect of her life.

The loss of Donna leaves a void in our hearts, but her spirit lives on in the memories we shared and the love she gave us. In the words of Helen Keller, "What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Donna was indeed a part of us all, and her legacy will continue to inspire and guide us.

We encourage everyone who knew Donna to share their memories, stories, and photos on the memorial page. Your contributions will help keep her memory alive and continue to inspire others as she did in life. Your words and pictures are a testament to the love and joy she brought to us all. Thank you for honoring Donna's life and legacy.

We will  be having a uplifting celebration of her life On Saturday, January 13, 2024, At Brandon Funeral Home 305 Wanoosnoc Rd Fitchburg, Ma 2:30pm- 4:30pm. Then light refreshments and snacks at a hall which is yet to be determined. Private burial for close family at St Joe's in April.

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Saturday, January 13, 2024

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