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Donna PearsonHAMMOND – Funeral services for Donna Lee Pearson, 80, of County Route 5, will be private. Mrs. Pearson died on Friday, July 16th, 2021 at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg. Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Donna was born on April 6, 1941 in Lisbon, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Nettie (Crowder) Perry . She was employed at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in the dietary department. On September 28, 1996 she married Gerald S. Pearson in Ogdensburg, NY. Donna was a member of Brier Hill Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening and wood ornaments. With her husband Gerald, they would sing for the residents of local nursing homes, their group was called "Blue Horizon". She always loved the residents of nursing homes, and would take every opportunity to visit with them, whether as a dietary aide or as a musical entertainer. Donna is survived by her beloved husband of 24 years, Gerald; three children, Cathleen (Eldon "Bub") Conant of Ogdensburg; Kayleen (Steven) Griffith of Florida; Jeff (fiancée Wendy) Blair of Heuvelton; four stepchildren, Curt (Michelle) Pearson of Massena; Gerald (Amanda Witherell) Currier of Norwood; Steven (Jennifer) McAloon of Florida; and Angela (Matt) Ramsdell of Norfolk and four grandchildren also survive her. Donations in Donna's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be made online at www.LaRuePitcher.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Donna, please visit our floral store.
To Donna's Gerry, and all their family,It truly saddened me to hear of Donna's passing, she was so full of life and fun. I have known Donna my whole life, as my Grandmother Gertrude Beyette and Grandpa Joe Mastine raised her from the time she was a little girl. From the time that Donna joined our family when she was very young it was obvious that she had an abundance of talent and love for the people around her. The last time I saw her was when my husband John was in rehabilitation at United Helpers and Blue Horizon was there on a Friday to entertain the residents, it was so good to see her and Gerry, after their performance they came to John's room to visit, it was like I had seen her the day before. Growing up she was like a big sister to me, I would watch her put makeup on, and get dressed to go to one of the many places she would perform, she danced and sang whenever she had the chance and that included the kitchen sink where you could hear her through out the house, and all the time she is singing she is dancing her little heart out, needless to say whenever Donna was around we all had a smile on our face, she was there whenever I had a question to ask as one would with a "big sister." So hard to know she is gone, heaven just received another angel who loved to sing.
Susan Mereau Jul 23 2021 12:00 AM
I'm sending condolences to Gerald and all of Donna's family. When I worked at St. Joseph's they would entertain the residents and the residents looked forward to their frequent visits. It was so nice of them to share their time and talent with so many people.
Jewel LaComb Jul 19 2021 12:00 AM