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Dartmouth Funeral Home

230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA

OBITUARY

Donna Marie Avila

February 19, 1962June 17, 2019
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Donna Marie (Daniels) Avila, 57, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 17, 2019 at home surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer. She was the loving wife of James W. Avila with whom she shared 35 years of marriage.

Born in New Bedford, daughter of Horace and Doris (Frates) Daniels of Dartmouth, she was a lifelong resident of Dartmouth. She was a graduate of Dartmouth High School.

Mrs. Avila was a program coordinator in the field of ABA Therapy working for Children Making Strides, as well as a special education paraprofessional and nanny.

Donna was a talented craft maker, enjoyed bargain shopping and traveling. In earlier years, she worked as a florist. Most of all, Donna loved being with her loving family.

Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are her children, Ashley Milardo and her husband Brent of Brooklyn, CT and Joshua Avila of Dartmouth; her brother, Brian Daniels of Dartmouth; and her grandchildren, Giana Milardo and Analiese Avila, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 10am in St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth followed by burial in South Dartmouth Cemetery. Visiting hours Sunday 4-8pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. Flowers are welcome or donations in Donna’s memory may be made to the Ellie Fund, 200 Reservoir St., Suite 300, Needham, MA 02494 or elliefund.org

For online tributes please: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 23, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, June 24, 2019
  • Burial Monday, June 24, 2019

Memories

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Dennis Sylvia

June 23, 2019

Our hearts are broken
Tears have been shed
You are all in our prayers

Sandra Sundelin

June 23, 2019

Jimmy and family,
Donna was a wonderful loving person and we know you will miss her terribly. But you have great memories to help you through this tough time.
Love , Sandra and
Godmother Shirley

Tony Moniz

June 23, 2019

My dearest cousins, I am heartbroken for the passing of our beloved Donna.. I keep sooo many memories of all the good times we shared ... I know Donna is in heaven looking down on us and watching over all of us...I dont know what else to say other than I love you all...❤❤❤

Stephanie Desrosiers

June 22, 2019

Dear Jim, Ashley and Josh......We are sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. She was always so happy and full of life. May your beautiful memories bring you comfort.

The Desrosiers family

Susan Hauck

June 20, 2019

Donna,
I'll always remember playing badminton in your back yard at get togethers. How my crazy whipping my racket always looked violent, and you would laugh like hell. Of course, you were far more graceful. People may drift apart, but Donna you never left my heart.
Jimmy, I am here and love you.

Paul Galego

June 20, 2019

Donna you are a true angel I will miss you until we meet again I love you.❤️

Rebecca Lefrancois

June 20, 2019

My heart goes out to all of Donna’s family and friends. So very sorry for the heartache and sense of loss. So unfair!

Linda Cravinho Simpson

June 19, 2019

Cousin....Doris & Horas , and Family We are Deeply Sorry for the loss of your beautiful Daughter Donna Our Deepest Sympathy, You are all in our Thoughts and Prayers May God Bless All Love Linda ,John and Sharon 🙏🏼💔🌹

Julie Phaneuf. Danny Samson

June 19, 2019

Jimmy & Family
So sorry for your loss to you and your family the short time I knew her she was always so fun I will never forget the first time I met her and her Dunkin Donuts bathing suit she was a joy
Julie & Danny Samson

KATHERINE SANTOS

June 19, 2019

Jimmy,

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. You are in my thought's and prayers.
Love, Kathy Santos

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Biography

Donna Marie (Daniels) Avila, 57, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 17, 2019 at home surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer. She was the loving wife of James W. Avila with whom she shared 35 years of marriage.

Born in New Bedford, daughter of Horace and Doris (Frates) Daniels of Dartmouth, she was a lifelong resident of Dartmouth. She was a graduate of Dartmouth High School.

Mrs. Avila was a program coordinator in the field of ABA Therapy working for Children Making Strides, as well as a special education paraprofessional and nanny.

Donna was a talented craft maker, enjoyed bargain shopping and traveling. In earlier years, she worked as a florist. Most of all, Donna loved being with her loving family.

Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are her children, Ashley Milardo and her husband Brent of Brooklyn, CT and Joshua Avila of Dartmouth; her brother, Brian Daniels of Dartmouth; and her grandchildren, Giana Milardo and Analiese Avila, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 10am in St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth followed by burial in South Dartmouth Cemetery. Visiting hours Sunday 4-8pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. Flowers are welcome or donations in Donna’s memory may be made to the Ellie Fund, 200 Reservoir St., Suite 300, Needham, MA 02494 or elliefund.org

For online tributes please: www.waring-sullivan.com