Dona M. Wall

Date of Passing:

January 10, 2021

Wall, Dona M., 67, of Cozzens Avenue, Riverside, died unexpectedly on January 10, 2021.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Robert F. Wall Sr. and the late Alma T. (Lusignan) Wall, she was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

Ms. Wall was an office manager in the boating industry for 28 years before retiring in 2019.

Dona was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. She enjoyed reading, gardening and spending time with her loving family.

She is survived by two brothers, Robert F. Wall Jr. of Riverside and Michael D. Wall of Riverside; three sisters, Carol Jean Wall Vieira of Riverside, Laurie A. Mann of Riverside and Lynne Parenteau of Smithfield, several nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late William R. Wall.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday January 16, 2021 in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 9 a.m. A private burial will follow in Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. It is my honor to have known such a sweet lady as my great, dear Friend Dona.

  2. To the entire Wall Family, Please accept our deepest condolences during this difficult time. We have many fond memories of Dona at the many parties at Bob and Joanne’s. Our deepest sympathies.

  3. Growing up with friends like the Lusignan and Wall families was a blessing. Your families were always so happy with great spirit and love. Dona was a kind person who will be missed. I was so sorry to hear the news today at church. May God bless Dona and welcome her into his heaven. God bless Dona’s family and loved ones.

  4. I still can’t believe this has happened. You have made such an impact on so many people. You have always been so positive! I’ll never forget back in 2006 I was in the hospital for a week. I woke up to find you and Carol there blowing bubbles lol, you took me to one of my very first musicals, you were the first Aunt that Logan called! You are going to be so greatly missed. I love you and will miss you. Logan speaks about you often and talks about about how much joy you brought him! Rest In Peace! Xoxo

  5. To the amazing woman I always looked up to and loved so very much. How I wish for just one more conversation, one more of your hugs, and to hear your infectious laugh just one more time. You will remain in my heart forever and I will truly miss everything about you❤️I love you my sweet angel

  6. How you watched the family grow and always had a special place as part of our family; another mentor, aunt, and best friend to share. I will miss seeing you and hearing your infectious laugh. I know Sue and yourself will be watching down on the family while you both catch up. ? We love you endlessly.

  7. Sincere condolences to Dona’s family and friends. I had the privilege of working with Dona since 1996. She always had her co- workers best interests at heart and went out of her way to say hi and ask how we were doing. My lasting memory is the kindness and thoughtfulness she expressed after each of my parents had passed. R.I.P. Dona. you will be sorely missed.

  8. I still can’t believe this is real. You’ve been around ever since I was born, you were like family. I’ll always remember the times we spent together and your infectious laugh. I wish Payton had a chance to meet you. I will make sure to show her pictures and tell her all about you. You will be missed dearly.

  9. Dona will be sorely missed. I will miss all of her post about the old fashion dresses on Facebook. May she Rest In Peace.

  10. My deepest sympathy to all of Donas family and all who loved her.
    Remembering Dona, mostly from our childhood, she was always kind. She was kind, genuine and joyful. What a lovely gift she was to this earth.
    May she Rest In Peace.

  11. So saddened to hear about the passing of Dona. What a wonderful person. She always made me feel welcomed when i was in her presence. My deepest sympathy to the family. May your happy memories together help you stay strong during this difficult time.

  12. Carol and family, So sorry for your loss. Dona was always smiling and happy and loved her family. May she Rest In Peace.

  13. To the Wall Family, I can still hear Dona’s laugh echoing through my backyard at many of Bob and Joanne’s parties. She sure will be missed. Rest in peace Dona.

  14. We extend our condolences to Donna’s family especially her niece Jennifer Wall. We met Donna through Jen & she was such an outgoing & happy person. We have heard many good memories of her that Jen had. It is hard to loose someone so young & so sudden. Our sympathies to you all.

  15. Sorry for your loss.there are no words to explain what you are going through she was a great person and she will be missed a lot

  16. Penel and I were shocked to hear the news of Dona’s passing. I worked with Dona for 28 years she was a friend, mentor, shoulder to cry on, someone to share a good laugh with and an example of caring and compassion always. My deepest condolences to Lynn, Laurie, Carol, Robert and Michael, and all of the extended family.
    RIP Dona, you will be sorely missed.

  17. Mike, Donna, and Family I’m sorry to hear of Donna’s passing,she was always such kind and loving person.
    I know how much she loved the two of you and would always
    say she didn’t have a sister-in-law but a wonderful sister and best friend . Mike always remember Donna might have been tough on you but that’s because she loved you the most.
    Now she is raising hell with Tom in heaven and still watching over you. My deepest sympathy to the entirer Wall family.

  18. My condolences to your family. I’m so sorry especially to her twin sister Lynne. She will be missed by many. She was a great woman. RIP Donna.

  19. Our prayers and love are with the family during this great loss.

  20. Our prayers and love are with the family.

  21. My condolences to her family. I worked with Dona at NEB since 1996. She was a great office manager. She will be missed.

  22. My deepest condolences to Dona’s family. She loved you very much. I am shocked and saddened to lose my trusted, kind, honest, caring, fun loving friend. ?

  23. My condolences to the family I worked with Donna for 20 years at New England boat works I met her When I was 19 years old She still missed here at the boat yard Rest in peace?⚘

  24. My deepest sympathy to the whole Wall family. My the thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Rest in peace my friend.
    With Sympathy,
    Barbara ( Stone ) Batz

  25. Had the pleasure of knowing Dona thru a lifelong friend of hers… we shared vacations and many happy times…Her infectious laugh, love of family and fashion, and her generous spirit are memories I hold dear. Rest In Peace friend.

  26. My Sincere Condolences to the Family and Friends of Dona,she was an amazing woman. I will Always remember Dona with a Beautiful smile on her face full of Love and joy she was truly one of the Best People that God ever put on this Earth and she certainly did bring Happiness to everyone that was Lucky enough to have known her. RIP MY FRIEND YOU WILL BE FOREVER LOVED AND REMAIN IN OUR HEARTS THROUGH ALL ETERNITY! ? ? ?

  27. My mom and I are so sorry to hear about Dona’s passing. She was always such a sweet lady. We’re praying for you all.

  28. Carol, Mark & Cheryl
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your loved one. She was Auntie Dona to us all
    She was a very kind hearted and bubbly person who always made you laugh and give us good recipes.

    I’m still shocked over her passing
    I can still hear her laughter and stories

    Auntie Dona you Rest In Peace my friend

    You will be missed by all ???????

  29. Our family was so sad to hear of Dona’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences to all the family. She will be greatly missed by all.

  30. Carol and family sorry for your loss may she Rest In Peace ??

  31. It is with a very heavy heart to put into words how much this loving, caring, special woman has meant to me and my family. Thank goodness we have a lifetime of wonderful memories to look back on. Rest In Peace my best friend.

  32. To the Wall family, we are very sad to hear of Dona’s passing. She was such a wonderful person. May your memories help you get through this difficult time.

  33. We are so sorry to hear of Dona’s passing, may she Rest In Peace.

  34. To a wonderful cousin what great times we have had growing up and the wonderful laugh. You will be missed Donna. Love ❤️ always

  35. Dear Carol, Cheryl and family. I am sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
    Sincerest Sympaties,
    Anne Nallen

  36. I miss seeing Dona everyday. I’ve known Dona our whole life and attended school together. Sending my condolences to her entire family. I’ll miss our days sitting and talking. Missing a great friend and neighbor.

  37. I’m so sorry to hear of Dona’s passing. My thoughts are with you.

  38. RIP my friend you will be missed. Always enjoyed getting together with you until we meet again rest easy I know you will be watching over us ?

  39. Our sincere sympathy to Laurie & Timmy Mann and also to the Wall family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Stephen & Kathy Maddern

  40. I’m still in shock, and so very broken hearted. You were the best neighbor ever. You were more like family and I just talked to you. You watched Chloe grow up I still think I’m going to look out my front door and see you. I love you Donna and will miss you so much. You are with God now. ???❤️

  41. I can’t believe we lost such a caring person! Dona will be sadly missed by many, especially me. I always looked forward to seeing her every month and had the pleasure of her company at some fun times. Rest In Peace my friend

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