Donna Jean Thompson


Bangor - Donna Jean Thompson, 59, died July 26, 2019 in Bangor after a brief fight with cancer. She was one of nine children born April 9, 1960 on Cape Cod, MA to Bernard R. and Charlotte (McLeod) Thompson.
Donna moved to Maine with her family as an infant and grew up on Copeland Hill in Holden, attending school and graduating from Brewer High School with honors. Donna left Maine to work at the historical Hancock Inn in New Hampshire and learned the restaurant business from the bottom up. After 10 years, she moved to Nantucket Island, Mass where, for the next 22 years, she worked in elite restaurants on the island. Donna made many close friends on Nantucket and among them was Charlotte Matteson who was in close contact for the rest of her life. In 2006, Donna moved back to Maine to be closer to her parents and bought a home in beautiful Stockton Springs. Here she had her own work of animal care, which was her passion, domestic work, yard work and volunteering. She, again, made many friends that became her family and supporters. Donna was much loved by many and will be sorely missed.
She is survived by her parents of Brewer; her siblings, Patricia, Robert, Lorraine, Mark, Theresa and Paul and was predeceased by two brothers, Wayne and Peter; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be private and any memorial or gathering in her memory will be announced at a later date. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Stockton Springs Community Library, 6 Station St., Stockton Springs, ME 04981. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, Bangor and Brewer and messages and memories may be share with her family at
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Millie @ Maynard Boelter
Aug 05, 2019
Words can not be found for the loss of your daughter Donna. Our love and prayers are with you and Barney, family and to those who knew and loved her.
Sherry and Pete Cowan
Aug 02, 2019
Our hearts go out to all of the Thompson Family at this incredably difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Donna.
Scott Thomas
Aug 02, 2019
Barney and Charlotte,
My heart aches for your loss. My love and prayers to you both.
Ingrid Holmes
Jul 31, 2019
DT was such an amazing person and the Best friend. We knew we would be there for each other at a drop of a hat. We worked together for years on Nantucket at the Jared Coffin House and the India House. My husband Donald and I always considered her family and was always included in every holiday, party, or anything that involved fun. She had the best laugh and smile that could light up a room. She will be so missed by all her friends and family. Sending thoughts and prayers to her parents and family members as well as to all of her close friends. RIP you will be missed by so many.
Jeanne curtis
Jul 31, 2019
I am so glad that the last time I saw Donna, I told her that I love her and gave her a big hug. I loved Donna because, she was genuine human being, she love animals, she had a wonderful sense of humor. And she was my friend. RIP
Laddy McElderry
Jul 31, 2019
Donna (DT) and I worked together at the Jared Coffin House on Nantucket for years. She was great to work with and had a great sense of humor. She was always dedicated to what she was doing and a lovely person. Shocked to hear of her passing. Thoughts and prayers to all of her family! πŸ™πŸ™
Nancy Waye
Jul 31, 2019
That smile, πŸ˜„ and a super laugh to go with it. Recalling happy times with you Donna. My sincerest condolences to her family and close friends.
Nicole Thompson
Jul 31, 2019
My heartfelt sympathy to Charlotte, Barney, family and friends of Donna. I will always remember her love and devotion to family and all living creatures.
Lynne Thompson Townsend
Jul 31, 2019
So sorry to hear of Donna's passing. So many memories of good times spent on Copeland Hill as children. Thinking of you all
Leana Seekins
Jul 31, 2019
It is my honor to say that Donna was a dear friend of mine. We played volleyball together for years. She was full of laughter, yet she always showed concern for others. I will miss her smile.
Cate Ingram
Jul 31, 2019
Donna will be missed! I was part of her New Hampshire Family!
I had the pleasure to work with her at the Hancock Inn!! She was such a hard and dedicated worker and more important friend!!! If you were lucky to have called her a friend you were blessed !! β™₯️
Victoria McDonough
Jul 31, 2019
I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Donna’s passing. I have many fond memories of her, and remember her as very warm and generous. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this difficult time.
Leana Seekins
Jul 31, 2019
I'm honored to have had Donna as a friend. We played volleyball together for years. She was a loving and caring perspn. Always showing concern for all. She will be greatly missed.
Bernadette & Glenn Gaspar
Jul 31, 2019
So sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. She is now an Angel πŸ˜‡ watching over you.
Mollie Cardoza-Voter
Jul 31, 2019
Donna was "One of a Kind" and will be forever missed. She also had another family which my mom, Janie Crowell, was the center of and that never changed. I will always think of her as my big sister and lifelong friend. I have so many memories of growing up with her on the farm. She will always be a member of the Cardoza, Crowell, Johnson family. Godspeed DT.
Darryl Smith
Jul 30, 2019
Sometimes and unfortunately too often the kindest people are taken too soon. Donna was a very real, genuinely kind person who I always loved running into and having a chat. You are missed Donna. ❀️
Nancy (Neill) White
Jul 30, 2019
I am sorry to hear of your loss Thompson family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jul 30, 2019
Donna was funny, artistic, pig-headed, animal loving, hard -working, and generous. I will miss her.
Robbie Pendleton
Jul 30, 2019
She was a good friend and fellow volleyball player, always ready to help to do whatever came along. She will be missed.
Mary Jane Johnson
Jul 30, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to her parents and siblings. We started kindergarten together, had fun times in the Hill. I vividly remember what an artist Donna was. R.I.P.
Lori Copeland Austin
Jul 30, 2019
Many fond memories of my fellow "hill girl".
We were so jealous of her artistic talent.
My deepest sympathies to you all.