Donna Moran


Donna Moran    Donna Rae Moran, 80, of Woonsocket, died Sunday, Dec. 13 in Prairie View Care Center in Woonsocket.
A Funeral Mass was held Friday, Dec. 18 at St. Wilfrid Catholic Church in Woonsocket with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation with a rosary and scripture service was Thursday, Dec. 17 at Basham Funeral Home in Woonsocket, and continued one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.
Donna Rae Moran was born May 6, 1935, at Reedsburg, Wis., to Ray and June (Shook) Montgomery. She attended school in Mitchell, graduating in 1953. Following graduation, Donna was employed by the Delaney Clinic in Mitchell as a receptionist and switchboard operator, a job she continued for 18 years.
She married Jim Moran on Aug. 16, 1969, in Woonsocket. They lived in Mitchell until the birth of their daughter, Molly, in 1971, when they relocated to Woonsocket. Donna became a homemaker and occasionally filled in as a secretary at Northwestern Public Service and Selland Trucking. She owned a business, Donna’s Videos, for a number of years.
Donne was active in the St. Wilfrid Parish, serving as a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Altar Society. She helped to teach CCD and was a member of the cemetery board. Donna supported the Woonsocket School District and volunteered much of her time as a chaperone for school functions and as member of the Music Boosters. She worked several city elections and served on the Woonsocket Public Library board, acting as president for a number of years.
She enjoyed baking, knitting, shopping and playing cards. She loved to read, listen to music and visit with family and friends.
Grateful to have shared her life are her husband, Jim of Woonsocket; daughter, Molly of Brookings; sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Dick Bailey of Mitchell; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cecilia and Leon Williams of Columbus, Neb., Nathlee Moran of Huron, Patricia and Larry Borgerding of Rolla, Mo., Dan and Trudy Moran of Madison, Mary and Denny Gere of Pierre, and Lynn Moran and Geraldine Moran, both of Mitchell; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents; her mother-in-law, Bertha, and father-in-law, Francis (Red) Moran; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mathew Moran, Rose Marie Moran, Maggie (Moran) and Carney Nelson, Larry and Bev Moran, Tommy Moran, and Lea Jane Moran; niece, Karen (Borgerding) Shore; and great nephew, Blaise Bailey.

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