Donna M. Crannell Kilbane

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Donna M. Crannell Kilbane, age 68, of Wesleyville, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at St. Vincent Health Center. She was born in Erie on August 11, 1943, a daughter of the late Donald E. and Grace J. Pianta Crannell. She was a member of St. James R.C. Church. Donna enjoyed reading, listening to Vic Damone, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, David E. Kilbane; four daughters: Deborah Kilbane of Wesleyville, Isabelle M. Nickel (Richard) of Jeddo, Mich., Grace M. Kilbane (Robert Schultz) of Corry, and Rita Kilbane (Danielle Shaner) of Millcreek Twp.; two sons: Anthony R. Kilbane of Port Orchid, Wash. and Daniel E. Kilbane of Wesleyville; four sisters: Trudy Corey and Patricia Nolan (Michael), all of Wesleyville, Alma Creese of Millcreek Twp., and Margaret Hemme of Geneva, Ohio; one brother, Donald Crannell, Jr. (Jeane) of Wattsburg; five grandchildren: Michael C. Nickel, Amanda D., Megan N. and Emily E. Schultz, and Zachary C. Kilbane. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and her grand-dog, Gizmo. She was preceded in death by her infant son, David M. Kilbane; a daughter-in-law, Benita Kilbane; and two brothers-in-law: Richard Hemme and Donald Corey. Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a prayer service there on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. James R.C. Church at 1:00 p.m. Interment St. Gregory Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. James Grade School Scholarship Endowment Fund, c/o 2635 Buffalo Rd., Erie, PA 16510. To send condolences, please visit

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Published in the Erie Times-News on Apr. 16, 2012