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Donna Anderson

May 2, 1943 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Donna Anderson Obituary

Donna J. Anderson, 80, of Jamestown, NY, formerly of Sheffield, PA, passed away early Saturday morning, January 20, 2024, at Heritage Park Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Facility in Jamestown, NY.

She was born on May 2, 1943 in Kane, PA, the daughter of the late Bruce and Helen Smith.  Donna was a 1961 graduate of Sheffield High School.  She continued her education and graduated from WCA Hospital School of Nursing in 1964 being a student of its last graduating class.  She gained employment at WCA Hospital in Jamestown.  Working in the recovery room Donna was a kind, compassionate and caring nurse.  After raising her children, she returned to nursing at The Hultquist Place assisted living.

Donna had a great sense of humor and was known by many for her quick wit.  She loved animals especially her cats.  Her favorite cat being “Ralphie” and as Donna Often quoted “animals treated her better than people as they loved her unconditionally.”  Donna loved to read and could often be found reading a good murder mystery novel.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her two children Robert Anderson (Janine) of Jamestown, NY and daughter Kate Burnett (Matthew) of Celoron, NY.  She is further survived by five grandchildren Evan and Benjamin Anderson of Jamestown, NY and Madelyn, Ryan, and Amy Burnett of Celoron, NY and her special friend Dolores Gould.

She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Bruce and Helen Smith and her sister Martha Smith.

There will be no calling hours or services observed.  Private burial will take place in the Sheffield Cemetery at a later date.

The family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.

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