Fairlawn Mortuary


Donna Lynn Taber

December 15, 1956February 3, 2021

Donna L. Taber, age 64 of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at her residence.

Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Bradley M. Taber Jr and the late Yvette L. (Clement) Souza, she was a graduate of Durfee High School in Fall River before moving to Fairhaven, where she spent of her life. Donna was employed as a Machine Operator with Titleist for over 30 years.

Donna spent most of last days with her daughter and granddaughter Myla, who she loved to dance with and spoil. Any time she had with Myla was one of her best days.

Donna enjoyed time with family more than anything, especially at family events. She was always the life of the party. Her sense of humor, laugh and smile will be missed the most.

Donna took much pride in her two children Ashley and Justin. She had the pleasure of seeing her only son off the Marines.

Donna was a twin and loved the fact that her sister Debbie was 4 minute older than her. It’s always been one of her many jokes she had. Their favorite childhood memories were playing and swimming at the beach. They also danced to music daily.

Her favorite hobbies included reading and writing poetry. She has a passion for cats and a sense of humor that anybody would remember. Donna enjoyed shopping with family and was a faithful volunteer at Saver’s.

For the past year she battled with cancer and because of her strength, she earned the name “princess warrior”. She was fierce and was a true believer that God will not give you anything you can’t handle.

She will be truly missed by her loved ones and all the memories she left behind, they will be cherished.

As a family, we can all say, it was a pleasure having her to love. She never believed in saying “Good Bye”, it has always been “Later” with her. So we will see you later our princess warrior. Rest with the angels. We love you!

She is survived by her two children, Ashley Taber and her fiancé Samuel Colon and Justin R. Taber Smith; a granddaughter Myla Colon; her twin sister Debbie L. Souza; a brother Bradley M. Taber III; nieces and nephews Chad and Stacey Lachapelle, Derek and Kristin Dwelly; aunts and uncles Joan MacLea, Jennette Barbato and Richard Clement and many cousins, great nieces and nephews. Lastly, Mike Taylor, the father of Ashley, who played a big role in her last years.

Donna was predeceased by her nephew Corey Lachapelle.

Her private arrangement are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn. For online tributes, please visit:


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Donna Lynn Taber

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