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Donna Arlene Lee

d. October 28, 2020

WESTERLO- Donna Arlene (Slingerland) Lee

Donna lived life to the fullest. Strong willed, determined and often outspoken. Her personality was larger than life.

Adventurous, Donna would pave the way by being one of the few women in her generation to ride her own Harley Davidson motorcycle. She loved the outdoors, horseback riding, family bonfires and long motorcycle rides. Donna was a woman of faith and shared that with her daughters many times. She was a great listener. While living in the nursing home, Donna found comfort watching the birds and an occasional squirrel fed from the birdfeeder outside her window. The red cardinal was her favorite.

Donna passed away peacefully on October 28, 2020. She was born to the late Elliott and Aileen

Slingerland on August 10, 1939 in Albany, NY. Donna was a longtime caregiver; retiring from Eddy Home Healthcare in Troy.

 She was predeceased by Bennie Lee, the father of her four children; her daughter Bonnie Schmidt; her grandson Nathan Lee.

She is survived by her son Bruce (Fely), her daughter Denise (Mike) Stoliker, her son Brian (Patty); and her son-in-law Dennis Schmidt. The oldest of four children, Donna leaves behind her sisters MaryJane Lounsbury and Teresa McCann and her brother Kevin Slingerland. She was a proud grandmother of ten grandchildren, Tracey, Benji, Jayme, Nicole, Brandon, Cody, Brianna, Corey and Anthony; twelve great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Donna will be missed by all. Private services to be held at a later date.

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