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Donna M. Keenan

  • On September 21, 2020
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Donna M. Keenan, age 79, of Oakdale, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on September, 16, 2020.

Born on July 13, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Edith “Edie” and Frederick “Fritz” Zimmer.

She was the loving mother of Sharon (Dave) Costantino and Renee (Todd) Revtai; cherished grandmother of Jess, Ryan, CJ, Zac, Jake, and Fur baby Maxx; dear sister of Sandra (Nick) Fedorko and the late Donald Zimmer; Aunt of Evan (Rebecca) and Matt (Rachel), also survived by great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by long-time companion Thomas J. Dormer.

Donna worked in the insurance industry for many years as an insurance underwriter where she was highly respected. She was a long-time member of The Insurance Club of Pittsburgh, where she served on the board of directors, was President of the organization, I-Day Chairman, and Insurance Person of the Year.  Even after retirement, she continued to attend events and serve on the planning committee for I-Day.  She was an avid reader throughout her life and after retirement enjoyed spending time gardening.  Donna loved to travel and her and Tom enjoyed many vacations relaxing on the beach.  She loved to entertain and enjoyed having friends and family to her home on holidays or to just relax over a cocktail. She had a way of always making everyone feel welcome and loved.

Although Donna only had two daughters, she was “Mom” or “Grandma Donna” to many.  She always made time for everyone and was quick to offer words of encouragement.  She believed in putting others before herself and even in her final days, continued to show love and concern for her family and friends. She was a truly beautiful woman, inside and out and her love, kindness, generosity, and compassion will live on through everyone that was blessed to know her.  She will be remembered fondly and missed by many.

 

A memorial service to celebrate Donna’s life will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 a t 10:00 am at St. Patrick Church, 7322 Noblestown Rd, Oakdale, PA 15071.

Please view and sign the family’s guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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10 Comments

Tina DelMonte
  • Sep 21 2020
Donna was absolutely amazing and will continue to live on through her family. I know that I often drove her crazy while we were young and I always knew how much she loved me anyways. Rest In Peace beautiful lady and continue to shine down on us all.
Susan Howell Martinez
  • Sep 21 2020
Rest In Peace Beautiful, Wonderful Donna. I will forever miss your encouraging words and the love you had for not only me and my family but for everyone you spoke to! Your hugs were the best and your smile could light up the room. I will miss you Donna, I know you will be shining down on us but give me some signs every now and then so I can say Hi❤️
Jacki
  • Sep 21 2020
We are so fortunate to have been a part of Donna’s life. We didn’t know anyone when we moved to Pittsburgh but we quickly became friends with Donnas daughter, Renee. Donna welcomed us into her life and immediately made us feel like family. She became another Mom to me and became “ Grandma Donna” to our children. We didn’t have any family here but we never felt alone. She would include us at every holiday get together and was always there for all our special events. Her compassion for others, her love for her family and her love for everyone around her were just a few of her amazing qualities. We will never forget you Donna .. Thank you for sharing your life with us AND thank you for “ Grandma Donna “ meatballs. Rest In Peace ... we love you ❤️🙏❤️
Judy Beeler
  • Sep 21 2020
My deepest sympathy to Donna’s family
Becky Gaida
  • Sep 22 2020
So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers! Worked with her long time pleasure to work with Becky Gaida
Mary K Grillo
  • Sep 22 2020
I am so very sorry to hear of Donna’s passing! Renee, your Mom was such an inspiration to not just me but to so many. She had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. We have lost a wonderful, inspiring Lady. Mary K Grillo
Diane & Ron urbano
  • Sep 22 2020
Donna was our friend and neighbor that will always be remembered for her kind and sharing ways.
Maria Walther
  • Sep 24 2020
Dear Renee and Sharon, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. I met her @ Zurich back in 1975, always such a sweet, loving person and always there to lend a helping hand to whoever. Know that her first love was always her family, so proud of her girls and her grandchildren. We all have good memories of your mom over the years. She will be missed deeply and will always remain in our hearts.
Barbara Ziegler
  • Sep 24 2020
Our deepest and sincere condolences to Donna's family and friends. Donna was so caring and loving and made being her friend so easy and natural. Her constant worrying for us was like a mother hen. She loved entertaining and having everyone over; which made us all feel like family. We will miss her dearly and the house across the street will never be the same. It's just too empty now. Sleep peacefully with our Lord, Dear Donna. Love Barb and John
Walter Schultz
  • Sep 24 2020
Donna was my 2nd cousin who was always kind and considerate to our family. I have fond memories of visiting her family's home as a young boy, and of her being at our wedding. I pray for all of you, members of her family.
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