Donna L. (Carrig) Williams, 65, of Limerick, wife of William D. Williams, passed away Friday Feb. 21, 2014 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Born in Altoona, she was the daughter of the late Theodore F. and Lena (Matteo) Carrig of King of Prussia. Donna was a dynamic member of the Limerick Township community. She began her activism in the 1980's when she served on the board of the original Collegeville Montessori School.
She continued her volunteering by becoming Homeroom Mother in her children's classes and fed her political ambitions. She was a founding member of several tax payers' coalitions, working diligently to promote quality education in the Spring Ford Area Schools. She served the community as an elected School Board member for sixteen years. Donna was also elected Board President by her fellow members.
Donna served as a member of the original Open Space Committee in the township, being a fervent supporter of maintaining the rural integrity of Limerick. Membership on local boards included Open Space, Comprehensive Plan, Building Committee and the Limerick Township Municipal Authority. She actively participated in promoting good government and served as committeeperson for twenty years. The Limerick Township Republican Party elected her their Municipal Leader. With many interests, including gardening, reading, and cooking, she recently joined the Woman's Club of Royersford. Having a zest for life and an unwavering loyalty to all she was committed to, Donna will be missed by all whose life was touched by hers.
Surviving along with her husband is her son David Williams partner of Susan (Rosen); a daughter Kelly (Williams) Hughes wife of Kevin; granddaughter Alexandra Williams; brothers William F., Joseph T., Mark B., and Theodore F. Carrig husband of Diana; sister Carolee (Carrig) Beaver wife of Larry; many nieces and nephews; and best friends Marta Pecharo and Beth Fedick.
A funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014, 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, 256 Swamp Pike, Schwenksville, PA 19473, with Fr. Paul Brandt officiating. Interment will follow at Limerick Garden of Memories, Limerick. Visitation will be held Monday Feb. 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford, and on Tuesday Feb. 25 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donna's memory to the Salvation Army, National Headquarters, 615 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22313.
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