Donna L Freeman passed away suddenly on April 17 in Riverside, RI.  She was the much loved mother of Lisa Eckes of Malden, MA; the daughter of Gertrude (McArthur) who had lived with Donna and her family before she died in 1994 and the late William Freeman; sister of Karen Hughes of Gettysburg, PA, Debbie Garnett of FLA and John Freeman; the former wife of David Eckes of Malden, MA.  Donna had a real mathematical talent and worked in the banking industry in Account Adjustments for many years at banks including Bank of America, Citizens and Fleet, even traveling to India for a few months several years ago to help train locals in a call center.  Prior to her banking career she had worked for Long’s Jewelers in Boston beginning when she was in high school and continuing after graduation.  Donna had a fondness for butterflies and a favorite cherished memory was a family day of exploring and observing at the Butterfly Place in Westford, MA when her daughter was young.  They also shared a passion for horror movies which they watched when they were able to spend time together, feasting on whatever Donna prepared for snacking.  Her nieces/nephews and in-laws still crave the treats she would bring to family gatherings, everyone looking forward to whatever new recipe she found and tried and were willing taste testers.  She enjoyed a good surprise super soaker (water gun) fight when the kids in the family were younger.  She was a generous kind-hearted woman who would do anything for those in need of an assist.  There are no formal funeral arrangements, so please honor her memory by sharing her caring spirit.  Donna was a breast cancer survivor and also had COPD, so her family asks that anyone who feels they wish to make a tangible donation in Donna’s memory should please consider one of the following or the charity of their choice:     https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/memorial-giving.html or https://copdfoundation.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.general


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Donna Freeman
December 24, 1956 - April 17, 2017

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