Donna (Carpenter) David

December 12th, 2012

Donna A. (Carpenter) David, age 59, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2012 at the Tufts New England Medical Center following a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

Donna was born on November 26, 1953 in Winchester, MA; she was the cherished daughter of Paul N. and Barbara J. (Moore) Carpenter.  Donna was a life-long resident of Wilmington, a “Townie” and a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1972.

At the time of her death, Donna was employed as a Customer Service Representative for the AGFA Corporation for the past 14 years.  Donna was a dedicated and faithful employee, well organized, helpful, and friendly.  She was a great asset to her co-workers and created special bonds and friendships that lasted throughout the years.

Donna was very devoted to her family and friends, they always came first, she was extremely dedicated to her daughter Kellie and son Matt, she was a wonderful daughter, special sister, a loving aunt, niece, cousin, and a true friend in every sense of the word.  If you were a friend of Donna’s you were a friend for life, she was always there to lend a hand or an ear.

As a mother, Donna was second to none, her children were her world.  With the help of her own mother, Donna was able to care for her daughter Kellie at home and Kellie brought much joy and happiness to Donna each and every day.

Donna was very involved in her son Matt’s sporting events from little league to hockey, Donna was always there on the sidelines to root Matt and his teammates on.  Donna had a great love for hockey was a supportive “hockey mom”, she organized countless fund raisers for the Warriors Hockey Team and when they took the title of State Champs there was Donna with her famous grin from ear to ear, she was so proud of Matt and the team.  As everyone knows, Donna made friends where ever she went and that includes a hockey rink, Donna fit in well with all the hockey moms and dads, everyone loved to be around Donna because her personality was so upbeat.

Donna liked to have fun and she loved to vacation with her family and friends.  Whether it was a cruise, trip to Florida, New York, Lake Winnipesaukee, or hanging out at Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, Donna made every trip an adventure.  One of Donna’s all time favorite trips was to Disney World in Florida where she got to spoil her two nieces, Ashlie and Taylor, and show them the best time on their first adventure to Disney.

Donna will be fondly remembered as kind, compassionate, lovable, and very dependable; if you needed anything done call Donna she was always there no matter what.  Donna will be remembered for her sense of humor, her love of yellow roses, her infamous “flip flops”, and her great smile that would light up a room, even in times of adversity Donna never gave up, her courage and strength should be a lesson to us all.

A wonderful lady with a heart of gold Donna will be greatly missed.

Donna was the devoted mother of Kellie David and Matthew David, cherished daughter of Paul N. and Barbara J. (Moore) Carpenter all of Wilmington, beloved sister of Judi Carpenter of Methuen, Paul N. Carpenter, Jr. and his fiance Pam Richards of Meredith, NH, and Susan Jones and her husband Chris of Billerica, loving aunt to Ashlie and Taylor Jones, stepmother of Lisa Perry and her husband Steve and their children Tyler and Madison all of Methuen and Bill David of Dracut, niece of Charlotte and Harry Stewart of Wilmington and Walter and Elaine Carpenter of TX, cousin of Harry and Sue Stewart of Londonderry, NH, David Stewart of Wilmington, Robert and Cheryl Stewart of Trumbull, CT, Thomas and Jo Stewart of Georgetown,  Linda Bridges and Candy Bridges both of Wilmington.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate Donna’s life at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church Street. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, December 17th at 10:00 a.m.  Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Sunday, December 16th from 1-5 p.m.  Memorial donations in Donna’s name may be made to the Nu Path Inc., 147 New Boston Street, Woburn, MA 01801


70 Entries in Guest Book for “Donna (Carpenter) David”

  1. Cathy &John Peters says:

    Barb, Paul and Family
    Have just read messages from friends and co-workers, what wonderful tributes. You must be very proud to have had her as your daughter. She has left us far to soon. Wish we were able to be with you. Mom is sadden by your loss. Hugs to each and everyone of you. We shall have you in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this great loss in your family. Love from Prince Edward Island..

  2. Ginny Pietrzak says:

    To Donna’s family and friends. I know the pain and sadness you are all feeling. I also know there is nothing I can say or do to make you feel better. Only time and knowing Donna is at peace and is no longer suffering will help. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Respectfully, Walter & Ginny Pietrzak

  3. Karen (Bibeau) Kichton says:

    To Donna’s family and friends,I only got to know Donna within the last few years ,she was a wonderful and very generous person.Always laughed and had fun.if you needed anything Donna would be there with no questioned asked..she loved her children dearly and spoke of them all the time.Grams she loved you dearly and often said she did not know what she would do without you.She will be dearly missed.My thought are with you all.

  4. Jeri Griffin says:

    My deepest condolences and sympathy to Donna’s family and friends. Always sunny and sweet, her absence leaves a void in our hearts.

    Jeri Grffin

  5. Lynne (Flaherty) Melaragni says:

    To my other family…. my heart breaks for your loss of Donna. She was simply the best. Always a smile, a laugh or a sorry to share …
    She loved completely and you all meant the world to her.
    I am truly a better person for have known her….
    Love to you all,

  6. Stephen Perry says:

    We were very saddened and upset to hear about the passing of Donna,she was a very kind and caring person and we will miss her very much.It broke our hearts to tell our children that she had passed but she would always be a part of our lives.To us she will always be a mother,a grandmother, and a warm and loving person that will always be in our hearts.
    Always remembered Love Lisa,Steve,Tyler and Madison.

  7. Darlene MacLeod says:

    As a cousin, I have cherished, childhood memories of Donna. She was a caring, thoughtful and fun-loving person. Her life was short, but sweet, filled with the love she gave to others, the joy that she found in every moment, the enthusiasm that she brought to every activity. She was so proud of her children and her eternal love for them will support them. She devoted her life to her immediate and extended family, friends, and her community. Her hugs were the Best! Her cooking and crafting were amazing. I was always impressed with her positive energy, her incredible tenacity, and her ability to make us all laugh. Rest in Peace Donna

  8. Ulli Eisermann says:

    Lisa, Steve, Tyler, Madison and the rest of Donna’s family and dear friends – I’m so very sorry for your loss. Reading all these tributes she was obviously a wonderful woman who cared deeply for her family and friends. Cancer is such a horrible disease and we simply must find a way to cure it now! May Donna rest in peace forever and may the knowledge that she is surely in heaven – pain free and healthy offer some comfort.

    With Kindest regards and deepest sympathy,
    Ulli Eisermann

  9. Janet King says:

    Susan, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Janet King

  10. Frank & Rita Ramsdell says:

    We are very saddened for her family’s loss of a great lady,and also a true and dear friend to many,many friends she had.We will very much miss her visits with us in Florida.Rest in peace,sweet and kind lady.

  11. Sheila Patterson says:

    What a very sad loss!! Growing up right next door to Donna, Matt, Kellie, Paul and Barbara, Donna was always like a second mother to me. Matt was my best friend growing up, and I have nothing but the best of memories. Donna was one of the most amazing people this world has ever known. She loved everyone, and everyone loved her. She will be greatly missed! My heart goes out to her family and friends, you are all in my thoughts and prayers!! <3 Sheila

  12. Donna Wardynski says:

    Donna was someone who I met at Malden Catholic, our sons went to school toghether there. As it goes, Donna, Angela and I were the hockey moms that stuck together. We still met every few months for a bite to eat and to catch up. Donna was a wonderful person and we will miss her very much. My prayers go out to her family, especially to Kelli and Matt, who she worshipped.. Miss you my friend!

  13. nancy goes (david) says:

    i am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Donna, reading her tribute reminds me of the good times we also once had. my heart and prayers got to my niece and nephew and her parents who were such a stronghold for Donna.
    nancy(david) goes

  14. Sonja Halliday says:

    My heart breaks for you loss. Words can not express when somone you love is taken from us. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I spoke with Donna on a weekly basis in regards to her daughter. Her calming voice always put a smile on my face. She was a kind and generous person. She is going to be missed.

  15. Anne Coates says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  16. Karen Pieri says:

    I’m just so so sad for you all! She was a great lady, with a very kind heart. It’s just so unfair! She will be missed for sure.

  17. Debbie Raposo says:

    Matt & Family,

    I am saddened for your loss. Donna was a wonderful person who certainly went out of her way to help others. I have very many special memories of our hockey days. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Debbie Raposo

  18. The Decesaro Family says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this difficult time. We all met Donna through all of the visits next door at the Jone’s house. Dale drove Kellie many years ago. Donna always had a bright smile and a wonderful personality. We will miss her.

  19. Richard Meier says:

    Donna was truly a wonderful and caring friend and co-worker. I will miss her greatly as she always made my day a little better. Her kind and thoughtful words helped me through some difficult times recently.
    My sympathy goes out to her family and friends.

  20. Mary Barry Emerick says:

    To all of Donna’s Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing…I was shocked to hear this news…I remember when Donna & Judi would be over the Bridges house & we would all play together…Good times…! You are all in my thoughts & prayers…

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