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Donna McGee

Donna F. McGee

d. June 24, 2024

FALMOUTH/MILLBURY

FALMOUTH – Donna F. (Boden) McGee, 81, formerly of Millbury, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.

Donna leaves behind her devoted husband of 60 years, Vincent R. McGee; daughter Kelley McGee-Sousa and her husband Michael; daughter Kristen McGee Clark and her husband James; grandchildren Kasey Clark, Sydney Clark, Sean Sousa and Ryan Sousa. Donna was predeceased by her son, Vincent R. McGee Jr., as well as her sisters Brenda Wolf and husband, Alan; Karen Essex and husband, Michael; Joan Hines; and brother Alfred Boden, Jr., and his wife, Susan, who Donna considered a sister. 

She is survived by brother-in-law Dennis McGee and his wife, Mary; brother-in-law Michael McGee and his wife, Teresa; sister-in-law Cheryl Mahoney and her husband, Kevin; and brother-in-law Timothy McGee and his wife, Penny; along with 24 nieces and nephews.

Donna graduated from St. Stephen School in Worcester. She and her loving husband, Vinny, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a trip to Maine last week. Both loved to travel domestically. After retiring, they fulfilled a longtime dream of exploring much of the scenic beauty this country has to offer. They sold their home of more than 40 years in Millbury and embarked on an epic RV adventure that spanned the United States and beyond. Their journey took them along the Mexican border, traversing the entire West Coast from Southern California up to Washington State and to most of the 50 states. Along the way, they experienced iconic landmarks, such as the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon, and ventured into the scenic beauty of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island in Canada. From the majestic Rockies to the wonders of Yellowstone and Arizona's red rock formations, every stop proved to be a unique adventure. They sampled and compared barbecues from Memphis to Mardi Gras, explored Pennsylvania's Amish country and the Navajo reservations, experiencing a glimpse into these unique ways of life. They traveled through the Dakotas and to the Carolinas, with each new destination showcasing the diversity of America's culture and beauty. They enjoyed their adventure so much the first time that they decided to do it all over again. They circled back around to continue exploring the natural wonders of countless state parks, the glittering casinos of Las Vegas, and the excitement of Mardis Gras, while narrowly avoiding severe flooding in Texas and inexplicably getting detained at the border of Canada for several days. 

Eventually Donna and Vinny decided it was time to settle down and chose the Cape as their new homebase, as it was a place filled with a lifetime of wonderful memories. Nothing made Donna happier than having her grandchildren, Kasey, Sydney, Sean and Ryan, over for a cookout or for a Sunday afternoon spaghetti dinner. She was a devoted fan of all of their activities and sports, and endlessly proud of their many accomplishments.

Donna worked in a variety of positions over the years, her favorite ones always focused on her creative side. She worked for Spags for many years, assisting as a buyer for their craft supplies and taking a few memorable buying trips on the company plane with Olive Borgatti at the wheel. Donna was an avid reader of gritty mystery novels many would find terrifying. Her love of dark novels was contrasted by her equal passion for all things cute and crafty: quilting, crocheting, sewing, and macrame. She owned a craft supply store in Millbury called Country Craftiques years ago and taught a variety of classes there. For years, she was an avid antique collector. 

Through some of the best times and most challenging times that a lifetime ultimately brings, her husband, Vincent, was always at her side, inseparable since they were teenagers. 

Donna’s family will celebrate her life privately at Mulhane Home for Funerals. She will be laid to rest at St. Bridget’s Cemetery next to their beloved son, Vincent. 

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