Donna Jean (Duvall) Lee

March 20, 1933 ~ December 8, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Donna Lee Obituary

Donna Jean (Duvall) Lee of Charleroi, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully in her apartment at Cedarhurst of Breese, Illinois, on Friday, December 8, 2023.

She was born in Granville Hollow, California, Pennsylvania, on March 20, 1933, the daughter of the late Bertram (Peck) and Florence Duvall. She graduated from California High School, where she was active in organizations including cheerleading and was elected the May Queen.

After high school, she attended St. Francis School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, graduating in 1955. While there, she was once again elected May Queen. 

On June 20, 1955, she married Gilbert G. Lee Jr. They were married for 45 years before Gilbert’s passing in 2001. Throughout their time together, they were residents of Charleroi and Fallowfield Township and were always active in their neighborhood and community. They had a lot of great times traveling with family and friends. As their family grew, Donna chose to give up her nursing career to raise her three boys, giving them a strong faith and sense of compassion and care for other people.

She loved her family dearly and had the greatest satisfaction when she hosted Thanksgiving, Christmas and other events for family and friends at her home. 

She also treasured her faith and the many friends she had at the Howe United Methodist Church in Long Branch. 

Donna touched the lives of many with her kind and giving heart. She loved all the family fur babies and enjoyed spoiling them with treats and lots of affection.  

She is survived by her three sons, Doug and his wife, Kathie; Dan and his wife, Sherry; and Brian. In addition to her sons, she is also survived by five grandchildren, Lauren (Mike) Murphy, Brendan (Lena), Joshua (Becky), Christian, and Mason (Ashley), and two great grandchildren, Connor and Catelyn Murphy. She is also survived by a brother, John (Budge) Duvall and his wife, Donna, of California, Pennsylvania, and a brother-in-law, Tom Lee and his wife, Sandy, of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, as well as and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in eternal rest by her sisters, Audrey Hunt and Doris Brown. 

Donna will be laid to rest in Howe Cemetery next to her beloved husband, surrounded by the many generations of her family and friends who have gone before her to eternal life through the Grace and Truth of Jesus Christ. 

Visitation will be on Sunday, December 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Mariscotti Funeral Home, Anthony N. Mariscotti, supervisor, 323 4th Street, California, Pennsylvania 15419. 

A service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 18, at the Howe United Methodist Church, 453 Dally Road, Coal Center, Pennsylvania 15423.

Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church on Monday morning.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Howe United Methodist Church.

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December 17, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

December 17, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Funeral Service
December 18, 2023

11:00 AM
Howe United Methodist Church

December 18, 2023

11:45 AM
Howe Cemetery, Long Branch, PA


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