WORCESTER- Donna Jean (Piasta) LeChasseur, 71, formerly of Millbury, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, on Friday, August 6, 2021, from complications related to Parkinson’s Disease.
Donna graduated from Millbury High School in 1968 and was active in several sports and clubs. She received her Bachelor of Science from Anna Maria College in 1972, with a degree in Biology. She worked at Gibney’s Sporting Goods as a seamstress throughout her life, but her heart was in her role as a stay-at-home mother, where she led adventures, encouraged learning and playing outdoors, and helped corral the loving chaos of a big, extended family. She was active in the PTA at Roosevelt Elementary School for more than 20 years, where she most notably organized the annual Doggie Day festival and the Christmas Bazaar. She was also an active volunteer for the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America.
She is survived by her husband John; her children, Katie Hardy, Kimberly, Joseph, and Rhianyn; granddaughters Molly Hardy and Bridget Hardy, both of Arlington, Texas; siblings Carol LaRose of Auburn; Michael (and Pam) Graves, and Holly (and John) Huntoon, of Millbury; Timmy (and Sandy) Graves, of Lincoln, Rhode Island; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Doris (Capistron) and Edward Piasta, of Millbury; her grandmother Margaret (Gibson) Capistron; her brother Teddy and sister-in-law Cheryl Piasta, of Millbury; her sister Kathleen Thomas, of Oxford; and brother-in-law David LaRose, of Auburn.
Family and friends will celebrate and remember Donna’s life with a time of visitation on Thursday, August 19th from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mulhane Home for Funerals, 45 N. Main Street in Millbury.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 20th at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1290 Grafton Street in Worcester. Burial will follow in St. Brigid Cemetery, Millbury.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider donating to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, or the Boys and Girls Club of Worcester.