August 2, 1934 – August 22, 2018
Falmouth - Donna (Nelson) Beal, 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on August 22, 2018 at Gosnell Hospice House. Donna was born in Nashua, NH on August 2, 1934, the daughter of Marion (Shepard) and Guy Nelson.
She grew up in Amherst, New Hampshire and graduated from Milford High School and went on to Becker College, where she perused a degree in the medical field. Upon completion of her degree, she spent several years as a medical secretary at Maine Medical Center. In October of 1961, she married Maurice L. Beal and decided to concentrate on her family as a homemaker. As Donna and Maurice's daughter grew older, Donna went back to work, working at Allen's Country Farm Store, where she worked for 15 years until her retirement.
Donna had many passions in life, she enjoyed gardening, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.
Donna is survived by her husband of 56 years, Maurice L. Beal; daughter, Betsy J. Richards and her husband Todd; granddaughters, Allison and Katelyn Richards all of North Yarmouth and grandson, Brandon Hethcoat of Baltimore, MD.
In honoring Donna's wishes, a private committal service will be held at later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Donna's name can be made to Maine Breast Cancer Coalition 499 Broadway PMB 362 Bangor, Maine 04401-3460
Family and friends are invited to share their memories or offer their condolences by visiting Donna's online guestbook at www.lindquistfuneralhome.com