Donna Marie Doone, 77, of Gahanna, Ohio passed away peacefully August 11, 2021 at Mother Angeline McCrory Manor. Donna was born in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, January 21, 1944, to the late Malcolm and Margaret Boutilier. She graduated from St. Ann’s High School in West Palm Beach, Florida then continued college at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education at the University of Toledo and her Master’s Degree at The Ohio State University in early childhood education and process drama. Donna loved teaching and incorporating her theater skills, especially dance and creative drama into her lesson plans. She retired after a total sum of 49 years in the field she loved. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, James “Jim” Doone. She is survived by her two children, son, Michael, daughter, Maura “mo” (Armando) Costa, stepsons, James Doone, Jr; John (Jill) Doone, grandchildren Alex Doone, Leslie Doone, Sean Doone and her many beloved friends and extended family members. Anyone who was acquainted with Donna knew she shared a special love for animals, specifically abandoned cats and dogs who found their way into her home. Family and friends are asked to gather for a Celebration of Life and Funeral Mass on Friday, August 20 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Thomas More Newman Center, 64 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 6440 South High Street, Lockbourne, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH 43219. The family would also like to express thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Capital City Hospice.
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