Donna Marie Martin

(Feb 24, 1958 to Aug 27, 2012)

If you saw Donna Marie there was one thing for sure: she’d be smiling. About the only time she wasn’t was when she was in basic training with the Air Force. She was just plain homesick. But she stuck it out and got that smile back. She enlisted after graduating from Padua Academy. After she gave 3 years she settled into a defense job at Langley A F Base in Norfolk, VA. While there, her sister, Loraine, introduced her to a Navy man, Ray. They married and he worked out a transfer back to the Philly area. The move took care of her being homesick for good. They settled in the Beckett section of Logan Twp. You may have met her at Eckerd Drug store where she worked as a Pharmacy Technician. Donna Marie was always singing so it was natural for her to join the choir at St. Mary’s Chapel. rnDonna Marie is survived by husband, Ray, mother, Miriam Williamson, daughter, Amber Dodelin, 4 grandchildren , 3 nieces and 1 nephew. She was pre deceased by her father, Jack, brother, John, Jr. and sister, Loraine Jannarone.rnCome celebrate 53 smiling years Friday from 8:30 to 10:15 AM at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11AM at St. Mary’s Chapel, Delaware and New Sts., Paulsboro. Burial Eglington Cemetery.rnDonations to St. Mary’s Chapel, 1520 S. Delaware St., Paulsboro, NJ 08066 will be appreciated. rnTell a story of Donna Marie at

4 thoughts on “Donna Marie Martin

  1. The Gresko Family

    Donna, we will certainly miss you at the back yard barbecues! All our love and prayers for you and your loved ones! nEternal rest grant unto her O Lord and may perpetual life shine upon her! May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen

  2. Adele Burnham

    Fond memory:nI was visiting w/Donna back when i was 16 my first trip back home since our move to FL. One special day we were going to the Mancini Coffee Shop since my Dad’s family owned it and my Great Aunts worked there. We surprised my aunts they didn’t know i was coming and saw and recognized Donna. Then after a pause and asking me what i would like to order, Donna and i snickering, they finally realized who i was and dragged me across the counter for a hug. After we left Donna would let me drive. Major mistake covered by the grace of God. I ran a red light because i didn’t see it on the side of the road. In FL the lights are strung across the intersection. I think that was our first experience w/high bloodpressure. God Bless all those left behind and always keep her alive by recanting all the great times!

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