Donna Marie Moran
FUNERAL HOME
Redmond Funeral Home - Kalamazoo
4100 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
Passed away Nov. 18, 2021 with her family around her. Donna was born in Chicago, Il on June 24, 1944, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Galvin) Burns. She graduated from Immaculate Conception Grade School. She went on to graduate from IC High School, class of 1962, in Elmhurst, IL. On June 12, 1965 Donna married her high school sweetheart, Joe. She loved him fiercely, along with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Through 64 years together they moved 17 times, had four children in 4 states, and she always managed to make anywhere home. She grew up with a strong connection to her Irish Catholic heritage, and eventually established dual citizenship between the United States and Ireland. Donna loved to spend time on the lake with her friends & family, and really couldn't get enough of everyone she loved. She was very dedicated to her work as the Director of Volunteers at the American Red Cross for many years. Then, Donna moved on to become the Administrative Assistant at Paramont Charter Academy. She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter: Madalyn Moran. Donna is survived by her husband Joe, children: Joseph Moran of Kalamazoo, Kelly (Jeff) Jacobs of DeWitt, MI, Colleen (Mark) Piefer of Algonquin, IL, Mary Moran of Bath, ME, grandchildren: Marilyn, Megan, Connor, Mackenzie, Finn and Reilly, great grandchildren: Khalia and Kingston, siblings: Thomas Burns of Minneapolis, MN, Peggy Cavalancia of Port St. Lucy FL., Patricia Rose of Houston and Kay (Joe Ben) Piccola of Dallas, many beloved nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Nov. 23 from 3 until 7pm with a scripture service at 6pm at Redmond Funeral Home. Visitation continues November 24 at St. Catherine of Siena church from 10am until Funeral Mass time of 11am. Rev. Mark Vyverman Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Published by Chicago Tribune on Nov. 21, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Nov
23
Visitation
3:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Redmond Funeral Home - Kalamazoo
4100 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
Nov
23
Service
6:00p.m.
Redmond Funeral Home - Kalamazoo
4100 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
Nov
24
Visitation
10:00a.m.
St. Catherine of Siena church
MI
Nov
24
Funeral Mass
11:00a.m.
St. Catherine of Siena church
MI
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Joe, you and your lovely mate Donna were an inspirational couple at Immaculate Conception. My heart and prayers go out to you in this challenging time.
Gene Massters & family
School
November 25, 2021
Joe, please accept our heartfelt sympathies and prayers on the passing of your beautiful Donna! You introduced a handful of us Procopians to Donna when we all attended St. Procopius Academy (just before you "abdicated" to IC. ) Though we haven't connected since our freshman year in 1957-58, the memory is still strong! Know that Donna, you, and your family will also be in the prayers of my brother, Father Kenneth, at St. Procopius Abbey.
John Zigmond
Classmate
November 24, 2021
What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman. Donna had a spark that carries on in each of her kids and I feel fortunate that I got to know her. Much love to you all.
Amy Storey
Family
November 24, 2021
Mary - I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I remember meeting her at school, and the pride and love on her face when talking about you. Much love to you and your family.
Betsy Lane
November 23, 2021
Donna was one beautiful person, loving and sincere. She will be so missed.
Judy Hughes
November 22, 2021
Very sorry to learn about Donna - always enjoyed working with Donna at the Red Cross. She did a great job. My deepest sympathies to all family members - cherish the good memories.
Marilyn Vineyard
Work
November 22, 2021
Our prayers are with your entire family. Donna was always inspirational, as she was one of the kindest and most thoughtful people that we knew. We were lucky to have her as part of our extended family! She will be greatly missed.
Peggy, Dave, and Ellen Zitzer
November 22, 2021
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending all of you much love.
Susan, Jeff, Anna and Alison Radway
November 22, 2021
We are very saddened to hear of Donna´s passing...she was always a joy to be with ...Our prayers are with Joe and their children, also Peggy,Patty, Kay & Tom...always wanted to spend time at the Burns house...so many good memories...
Kate (Kathy Baggot) & Jerry Ward
Friend
November 21, 2021
Joe and family, we were very sad to learn of Donna's passing and will pray for all of you during this difficult time. Our sincere condolences.
Judy and Al Clark
Friend
November 21, 2021
Our hearts go out to Donna's family at this time. We were neighbors for only a short time, but considered her and Joe as friends. God be with her family at this time and especially with Joe, her husband. Rest in peace.
Carol and Fred Faux
Friend
November 21, 2021
In my 20s I worked with Donna when she was at the American Red Cross and I was at the Voluntary Action Center. She was always so nice to me and we had many laughs. I will never forget her smile and her kindness. She loved her family! I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and love to your family.
Martha Means Upjohn
Work
November 21, 2021
Condolences and prayers to a very strong, respected woman. God bless.
Sanders
Other
November 21, 2021
The Tom and Ann Moran Family
November 21, 2021
We loved Aunt Donna! She was always smiling and had a happy heart! Condolences and hugs to the family.
Tom & Vicki Moran
November 20, 2021
I am so sorry for the passing of your beloved mother, Colleen. Sending much love and strength to you and your family.
Cristina B. Suárez
Friend
November 20, 2021
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