Donna A. Snell
July 31, 1939 ~ September 13, 2022
Charlevoix , MI
Resided in: Greece , NY
Donna passed peacefully in her home with family by her side on September 13, 2022 at age 83. She is predeceased by her husband, Paul Snell and is survived by four children, Keith (Liz) Law of Medford, OR, Brenda Tea of Rochester, Scott (Andrea) Law of Clarence, NY, Mark (Mary) Law of Cuba, NY; four stepchildren, Janet Fees of North Tonawanda, NY, Robert (Deborah) Snell of Scituate, MA, Virginia Prill of Rochester, Sharon (Ken) Bartter of Rochester; 25 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.
Donna, born in Charlevoix, MI, held a Masters degree in Reading Education and taught elementary school in the Greece Central School District for over 20 years. It was important to her to mentor and support other teachers to help them grow in their careers.
She enjoyed biking, camping, birding, spending winters in Florida and Arizona, and vacationing abroad including trips to Europe and China. Donna also loved to read. She and her husband routinely did the newspaper crossword puzzles as well as actual puzzles on a card table in the kitchen.
She loved her yard and her gardens and she spent a lot of time gardening. Donna’s house is a mirror into her life: neat, tidy, orderly yet warm and sentimental. She wanted to stay there until the end and that she did with the help of her children.
She spent a lot of time, and energy, on their grandchildren. She talked about them all the time and was always up to date on what each was doing in their lives. With 25 of them, that was quite an accomplishment in and of itself.
Friends may call Saturday, September 24th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, with a Celebration of Life at 12:00PM in the chapel of Vay-Schleich and Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. The service will be live-streamed at https://www.facebook.com/Meesonfamily/events. Private interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Audubon Society at www.audubon.org in her memory. For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com