Dona Louisa Pike
May 11, 1941 – September 22, 2020
Dona Louisa Pike (Patti), 79, of Orleans, MA, passed away at home on September 22, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Harry Lynn Pike and daughter of the late Anthony and Antoinette Patti. Born in New York, she later made her home on Cape Cod, where she enjoyed spending time by the water and gardening. She had a lifelong love of reading and rose early each morning to complete the crossword puzzle. She vacationed frequently in the Caribbean; other travels brought her to the United Kingdom, Paris, Sicily, and Seoul. She treasured her time with her grandchildren and actively corresponded with friends and family. She was the founder of Pike Properties real estate agency. She is survived by her husband as well as her brother, Anthony Patti and sister-in-law, Carol Castaldo; her children, Kimberly Bruemmer and husband Paul, Chief Anthony Pike, Retired, and Wayne Pike; and her grandchildren, Emily, Thomas, Sarah, and Connor. She was preceded in death by a brother, Vincent (Jim) Castaldo and a sister-in-law, Carol Patti. The family will hold a private remembrance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Broad Reach Hospice, 1455 Main Street (Route 28), Chatham, MA 02633.
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Dona Louisa Pike
October 3, 2020
Dear Kim and family,
Joe and I were so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a gentle lady. I remember your mom coming into school to help out with various projects. She was such a good sport.
Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe and Sue
Ray and Joanne Dobson
October 1, 2020
Ray knew Donna during their work in local real estate. I
was familiar with Donna as we shared a deep love of the Cove and I I had the privilege to teach her smart and so sweet grandchildren many years ago.
. My heart goes out to them on the loss of their
September 29, 2020
Dona was an integral part of our Marine Corps League Detachment. She was a tremendous supporter of her husband, Harry Lynn, who brought the Battle Color Ceremony and Silent Drill team to Orleans for many years. Dona was always there, behind the scenes. She was also a gracious presence at Pike Insurance. She will be greatly missed.
September 26, 2020
Just to clarify what I meant by "striving for balance" in my previous post: Dona had many roles to juggle: wife; mother; grandmother; businesswoman, etc., and managed to keep them all in perfect balance. If anyone was in distress, she tried to help them regain balance, and even the meals served at her table were always balanced. Her passing on a day associated with balance surely seems symbolic.
September 26, 2020
It was a privilege to know Dona. Her intelligence, her sense of humor, and her devotion to her family were second to none. It seems significant that this lady who strived for balance in all things departed this life on the Autumnal Equinox. My deepest sympathy to Lynn, Tony, Kim, Wayne, Paul, Emily, Thomas, Sarah, Connor, and all the family.
September 25, 2020
Kim, Tony & Wayne, and Mr. Pike! So many wonderful memories of your mom. One of my favorites was more recent than when we were all kids. She and your dad were invited to Squirrel Run to help make a Christmas caroling video for my parents - for my mom really, when she was ill. Knowing that they cared enough to share in the fun and silliness was so touching - and expected from our neighbors - but seeing your parents participate, as lifelong friends, was a joy! I recently came across the video while searching for things for Dad's birthday video. Would love to share it with you if you are interested in seeing it. Another fave was a dinner a few years ago at our house in Eastham...We listened for hours to stories of Bedford Hills and my dad and your parents growing up. It's one of my favorite dinners that I've ever cooked for anyone. It was so much fun to learn of all they did and watch the joy on their faces while remembering. I hope the memories of your mom lift you and spark a warmth in your hearts, especially in this time of heartbreak. I hope our moms are having a cocktail in the great beyond and reminiscing... The Smiths send love to you all.