March 20, 1962 - October 17, 2013
CHAPDELAINE, Donna Marie, 51, of MacArthur Blvd., Coventry, passed away at home on Thursday, October 17, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Angela (Smith) Franco and the late Edward Franco. She is survived by a daughter, Ariel Chapdelaine; a son, Dylan Chapdelaine; three sisters, Deb McHugh of Hope, RI, Doreen Laird of Glocester and Dana Day of Coventry. Also survived by her nephews and nieces, Aaron Laird, Jennifer McHugh, Kaylee Day, Kyle Day, Megan Anton and Shana Chapdelaine. Donna owned and operated Donna's Daycare in Coventry for 18 years. She was very active in various fundraising efforts for ovarian cancer and other cancer research. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-5 pm in the IANNOTTI Funeral Home, 415 Washington St. (Rte. 117), Coventry. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ariel & Dylan, c/o Dana Day, 25 Rathbun St., West Warwick, RI 02816 would be appreciated.


Denise Nagy

I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom, Sister and Daughter. Donna was a co worker and smiling face that I dropped off many children to and from her daycare. She fought very hard for herself and others with cancer. Rest in peace Donna , you will be sadly missed by many. May your family find peace in the love they have for each other.

Sharon Gault

Donna you are a inspiration to all, may you rest in peace my freind. Prayers to your family and loved ones, you will be forever missed.XO

Dale Hopkins

My thoughts are with all of the family in this very hard time of letting go. I will always love you Donna, our new angel. Thankyou for the many wonderful memories you have left me with.

Kerry Rosati

My thoughts and prayers go out to my other family, Meme, the Franco sisters, Ariel and Dylan...Donna was an inspiration to us all. Donna you will always be missed. I am happy you are not in pain or suffering any more.. Hope you have your dancing shoes on! Love you

Alexis Pierel

To the family sorry for your loss. I remeber i went to Donnas and Danas and Debbies the familys have known each other for a long time I can still here her saying whats up pennie head Ill miss u donna love you with all my heart <3 :(

Lisa Coons

Donna was the most special person I have ever met. I am honored to have spent many special moments with her at Coventry Relay For Life and I will never forget her and what an inspiration she was to everyone she met. She touched my life in a way that is unforgettable, I will keep her memory with me forever. I love you and will miss you Donna, may you rest in paradise.

kaylee day

i will miss you so much i love you very much will rember you auntie love you

Lisa and Ken

Donna you will be missed terribly but will always be known to us as one of the most loving and toughest women we know!! a fighter to the were loved by many and may you watch over all of them...RIP you deserve the peace!!!

Cheryl D.

May each of you be comforted by looking forward to the time when all causes of death, and the sorrow that follows, will be abolished from the earth forever by our heavenly Father. Revelation 21:4 says: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." God always fulfills his promises. (Joshua 21:45)

Alfredo,Shannon,Chrissy & Alfredo jr

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Lisa Ross

We are so sorry for your loss Ariel,Dylan and family. Your Mom was a strong loving woman who will be remembered in many ways. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.

Mickie Bettez & Caitlyn Rathbun

Deb, Dana, Doreen, and family - Our heartfelt sympathies for the loss of Donna, she was way to young to be taken from your lives. our thoughts are with you all.

Beth, Amber and Lisa

Safe in the Keeping of God - Cenacle Crusade of Prayer: I am home in heaven, dear ones. Oh so happy and so bright. There is perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting light. All the pain and grief are over, every restless yearning past. I am now at peace forever, safely home in Heaven at last. Dear ones, do not grieve so sorely, for I love you dearly still. Try to look beyond earth's shadows and pray to trust our Father's will. When your work is all completed, He will gently call you Home. O, the rapture of that meeting! O, the joy to see you come!

Maryanne Giroux Turner

They say that a true friend is one who may not visit alot, or talk on the phone.... But they keep each other in their mind and heart. Donna we have known each other for many years. There was a time we spent every day together, then life happens and other things take over, but we are always friends, forever. Ariel and Dylan, your mom loved you so much. Try to be strong and make your life happen, she is watching over you. To Doreen, Debbie and Dana, I don't know what to say, but I am so sorry...... Take one day at a time. To Mrs. Franco, I know your pain. You are not supposed to bury your children. Take it slow. Cry, have every right to. To all of the Franco family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless! Love Maryanne


So sorry for your loss, Donna will be sadly missed.

Helen Kreuter

To all family and friends of Donna: May God hold you in his arms and watch over you all. Donna you were an angel here and I know you will be an angel with God...RIP old friend. You will be missed and loved always by all!

Therese Loranger

My sympathies to Ariel and Dylan on the loss of your Mom and my sympathies to Angela on the loss of your daughter and to Deb, Doreen, and Dana on the loss of your sister. I came across this little poem that I know Donna would try to console you with and so I write it here: "As I sit safe in heaven and watch you everyday; I try to let you know with signs, I never went away. I hear you when you're laughing and watch you as you sleep. I even place my arms around you to calm you as you weep. I see you wish the days away, begging to have me home. So I try to send you signs so you know you're not alone! Don't feel guilty that you have life, that was denied to me. Heaven is truly beautiful, just you wait and see. So live your life, laugh again, enjoy yourself, be free. Then I'll know with every breath you take, you'll be taking one for me. Rest in Peace, Donna.

Jim and Chris Laird

To all of Donna's family, Find peace in Donna's passing, knowing that she is in a better place now with her Dad and they are watching over all of you. Hold on to the wonderful memories you have of her and her love for her family.

Antonetta Holmes

I am going to miss you my sweet Cousin. May you Soar high with the Eagles on you new Angel wings. Love you always

Elaine Gagne

My very deepest sympathies on your loss. I can't even imagine how difficult this is for your family. I pray for strength for you and guidance for her children. (Erin Blackman's sister.)

Lisa Brian Megan Shana Jeremy

Donna we love you. We miss you, you were always our hero. Thank you for the wonderful memoriies. Love and miss you.

Karmozyn Family

To Donna's family, we send our prayers for strength for all of you during this hard time. (coworker of Doreen)

Ginny Andrea and Family

Donna, you were a beautiful women. You will be sadly missed by all who knew you. With deepest sympathy to your children and family. Love Ginny and Family

Christine Staystork Rice

My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you may Donna RIP XO

Haley Zubee

You are the most amazing person i have ever known! You will be missed alot. You were like another aunt to me :( I love you so much see you soon <3 <3

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