Theresa A. "Tessa" Donn

Theresa A. "Tessa" Donn, age 85, of Erie died Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at St. Mary's at Asbury Ridge. She was born in Erie, July 26, 1927, a daughter of the late Anthony and Loretta Mischehowski Krainski. Theresa graduated from East High School and was a homemaker. She was a long time member of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church. She loved bingo, reading and cats. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Donn in 1994 and her sister, Doris Haibach. She is survived by her children, Robin Skelly and husband, Larry of Everett, Wash.; Raleigh Kidder and husband, Robert of Spencer, Indiana; Randy Donn and partner, Karen Mead of Girard; and Roger Donn of Erie. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Ryan and Rhiannon Skelly, Colton, Cheyenne and Ambrie Kidder, and Morgan and Sierra Donn as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 West 26th Street (at Powell Ave.) on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Further visiting will be Friday morning at St. Mary's at Asbury Ridge Chapel, 4855 West Ridge Rd., from 10:00 until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial there at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary, 5439 West Lake Rd., Erie, PA 16505. Send condolences at

Funeral Home

Burton Funeral Homes and Crematory - West Lake
3801 W. 26th St. Erie, PA 16506
(814) 838-0596

Published in the Erie Times-News on Dec. 5, 2012