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Donna Marie Taylor

27 March, 195519 October, 2020

Donna Marie Taylor, age 65 passed away October 19, 2020. Beloved daughter of Agnes (nee: Kowalski) and the late Glenn Taylor. Loving sister of Glenn (Laura) Taylor and Greg (Beverly) Taylor. Devoted aunt to Brandon, Kyle and Ava Taylor. Donna is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her sister, Nancy. Donna was a longtime elementary educator in the Detroit Public Schools. She was a graduate of Roseville High School, she received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and her Master’s degree from University of Michigan. Donna was always doing special things for friends and family. She will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Donna's honor to Capuchins Soup Kitchen or St. Jude Children's Hospital or Michigan Humane Society. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Isaac Jogues, 21100 Madison St, St Clair Shores. Please share a memory with the family on Donna’s online guestbook.


  • Agnes (nee: Kowalski) Taylor, Mother
  • The late Glenn Taylor, Father
  • Glenn (Laura) Taylor, Brother
  • Greg (Beverly) Taylor, Brother
  • She was a devoted aunt to Brandon, Kyle and Ava Taylor.

    Donna is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her sister, Nancy.

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Annette Montgomery (Monteleone)

16 November 2020

I was saddened to hear of Donna's passing just today. I remember when we were very little (about 6 and 8) and played school in her basement in the furnace room. Donna was the teacher and I was her student (I am 2 years older than her). And then to read about her life being an elementary school teacher. She knew at a very young age what she wanted to do in life.

My heart goes out to all of you. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers.

Annette (Monteleone) Montgomery

Br Nick Blattner Ofm Capuchin

28 October 2020

On behalf of the Capuchin brothers, I offer my deepest sympathies on the passing of Donna. It is truly humbling to receive memorial donations in honor of Donna's life. Please be assured of the brother's prayers for the entire Taylor family during this great time of grief. May perpetual light shine upon Donna.

Becky Bruno

28 October 2020

Donna was such a fun loving person! We shared lots of good times in MI, KY and in the Outer Banks of NC! I have such wonderful memories that I will cherish forever. Donna was such an inspiration with her love for her family and humanity! Although we didn't see each other often, I will surely miss her. God bless you Donna, you have moved on to a better place, and I wish you peace, happiness and much love my friend.

Julie Kusey

27 October 2020

So many wonderful memories of my cousin, Donna. I will always treasure our long talks at the Kowalski Family Christmas gatherings. Donna’s kindness, sincerity, and enthusiasm will be missed.

Doris LaFevre

26 October 2020

My friend since the third grade. Donna I will miss you.

Terri Hanpeter

26 October 2020

Dear Taylor Family - I cannot believe how shocked and saddened I was and am to hear about sweet Donna’s passing - My heart is broken for you and everyone who knew Donna. Donna was my roommate for 5 years before I married my husband - she was the BEST roommate! We tried diligently to stay in touch and have lunch at least once a year at Macy’s - one of her favorite places to meet!

Barbara Bacon

26 October 2020

Donna & I shared some good times at the Thunderbird Ski Club. She lived in Dearborn. Every time I go past her home--I think of her. She will be missed.
Barbara Bacon

Cynthia Dion

26 October 2020

First cousins have a special bond. I have many fond holiday memories in Hamtramck and summers in Lexington. We enjoyed sharing teaching experiences and, more recently, our political musings. So sad to lose her and to think of the difficult summer she experienced. My sympathy and love goes out to Auntie Ag, Glen and Greg. Donna will be missed.

Frederica Hanmore

23 October 2020

Donna will be remembered. I taught with her at Clemente. She enjoyed teaching Science with the children. May she rest in peace. No more pain or suffering.

Lidia Dane

23 October 2020

It was a pleasure to have worked with Donna at Roberto Clemente. She especially loved being a Science teacher and the kids looked so forward to being in her class. So glad we were able to share time together at the retiree luncheons. You will forever be remembered.


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