Donna Richardson, 61, formerly of Gouverneur, passed away June 15, 2011 at the Hospice of the Comforter Hospice House, Altamonte Springs, FL. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Donna was born September 19, 1949 to Alberta and John S. Dancause in Gouverneur. She went to Nursing school, and cared for many in upstate NY. She moved to Altamonte Springs, FL in 1991 after returning to school to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Donna became a traveling nurse, then she settled into home health nursing, and later became a Hospice of the Comforter Nurse Case Manager and Crisis Care Angel. It was here that she spent the last 11 years working and in the end was comforted by her Hospice family.
Donna was predeceased by her brother, Dean A. Dancause.
She is survived by Robert Jeffers, her partner of 21 years; brother John E. Dancause; daughter Michelle Richardson of Deltona, FL; her step sons, Robert Richardson of Terrell TX, and Craig Richardson of Plano, TX; and three beloved grandchildren, Okan, Emma, and Orin.
A graveside ceremony will be held on August 13th at 2:00 p.m. at the Riverside Cemetery. Reverend Bailey from Trinity Episcopal Church will be leading the ceremony. There will be a gathering to follow at Joe and Carolyn Pistolesi's residence.