Donna's Story

PRESQUE ISLE - Donna Marie Burns, 82, died peacefully on Oct. 20 2014 at Madigan Estates in Houlton. She was born May 22, 1932 in Presque Isle, the daughter of Edward J. Burns and Tencie Mae (Pelkey) Buswell.

She graduated from Presque Isle High School in the class of 1949. She worked for the Northern National Bank and several local businesses in Presque Isle retiring in 1990. Donna was a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Parish of the Precious Blood in Presque Isle.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Leslie "Tess" Buswell of Houlton, a niece, Sara (Buswell) Eaton and her husband, Erick and their two daughters, Alexa Rae and Rachel Mae all of Topsham, a niece, Laura (Buswell) Murray and her husband, Jay, sons, Jonathan McGuire and Jason Murray, and daughters, Felicia, Rachel, and Melanie Murray of Keller, TX. Donna is predeceased by her parents and brother, A. Andrew (Andy) Buswell.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Parish of the Precious Blood, Presque Isle, with Father David Raymond celebrant. Interment will be a North Main Street Catholic Cemetery, Presque Isle, at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Sr. Mary O'Donnell Homeless Shelter, 745 Central Drive, Presque Isle, ME 04769 or Central Aroostook Humane Society, 24 Cross Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769. Online condolences may be expressed at
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