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Donna M. Leana

July 8, 2023

Donna M LeanaDonna M. Leana, 74, passed away on the afternoon of July 8, 2023 at Hospice of Jefferson County. She was born on March 10, 1949 in Watertown, New York to Philomena and Dominick Leana. Donna lived her entire life in the Watertown area.

Donna graduated from Sackets Harbor Central School in 1967 and then went on to attend the Christelle’s School of Cosmetology graduating in 1968. Donna also held several certificates from Jefferson Community College, The Institute of Banking, and administrative assistant courses. Donna worked two jobs for many years. She was a waitress at the Country Inn, a family-owned  business which operated for 40 years on Route 3. Donna’s primary job was as an Administrative /Executive Secretary. She worked at Jefferson County Saving Bank/Chase Bank for 21 years. She then moved to New York Casualty Insurance for the next 10 years and ended her work career at Samaritan Medical Center where she worked for 15 years, retiring in May of 2016.

Donna enjoyed spending her time with family and friends. She spent time baking, sewing, crocheting, knitting, and paper crafting. Donna was an active member of the community. She used her ability to crochet, and over the years made several blankets for the patients at Hospice of Jefferson County and local nursing homes. Donna was known for her cookie baking for the holidays but especially at Christmas. 

Donna is survived by her sister: Christine Bibbins (George), Nieces: Aimee Bibbins and Cara Frederick (Chad), Great Nephew Brock Frederick, Aunt Phyllis Oddi and several cousins. She was predeceased by her parents: Philomena and Dominick Leana, Maternal Grandparents Paulina (Morgia) and Ettore Oddi, Paternal Grandparents Anthony and Concetta Leana.

 There will be calling hours at St. Anthony’s Church, Arsenal Street, Watertown on Monday, July 17, from 10:30 - 11:30am, followed by the mass celebrated at 12:00pm. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery following the mass. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Donna’s Memory to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601


#10 Tony Costantino 2023-07-14 07:35
Donna’s demeanor was permeated by kindness and caring. Her humanity to all was recognized by those who were fortunate to know her and her family.
She leaves a meaningful void to all of us who knew and loved her.
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#9 John & Lillian Rae 2023-07-11 17:18
Sending our love and prayers for Donna.
God bless you little cousin.
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#8 Cindy Reed 2023-07-11 13:19
So sorry to hear about Donna. She's had a long fight. I thought she had been doing well. She was a very kind and helpful person @ work. She loved her family time with you all as she considered it special for her. I'm sure you will miss her esp. @ holiday gatherings. Rest in peace.
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#7 Linda Grieco-Roach 2023-07-11 09:04
So sorry to hear the passing of your sister Christine . May she Rest In Peace . May The Lord comfort U and your family during this saddened time. God Bless All
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#6 anthony leana 2023-07-11 08:16
Donna was a kind and caring person.
Please know that we grieve with you.
Linda and Tony Leana
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#5 Sara Daniels 2023-07-11 07:10
I worked with Donna for many years . She was always very kind and caring! She made the best Italian Cookies!!! Please accept my sincerest condolences. May Donna RIP. Prayers for Donna and family.
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#4 Mary Christy 2023-07-10 18:55
Donna you will be sadly missed. RIP my friend
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#3 Judy Jerome 2023-07-10 18:21
Rest in power, Donna, from a fellow Sackets classmate.
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#2 Barbara Hedger 2023-07-10 15:20
A wonderful woman, you will be missed.
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#1 Carolyn Dill 2023-07-10 13:28
RIP dear cousin you will be missed..
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