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Donna Maria Marley

April 3, 1958 — March 11, 2022

Donna M. (Davis) Marley, 63, of Middletown, passed away on March 11, 2022 at
Newport Hospital, surrounded by her family. Donna was born in Newport to the
late Joseph and Juliette (Levada) Davis of Middletown R.I. She was the wife of the
late William C. Marley.
Donna worked at Tommy's Diner in her earlier years and then went on to work at
Portsmouth School Department for 25 years. She was President of local union
C94. After retiring from the School Department, she recently worked at One Stop
Building Supply.
Donna loved nothing more than to spend time with her grandchildren. She was an
avid bingo player and very passionate about her plants and gardening. She
enjoyed summers at 3rd Beach. Whether you knew Donna for a short amount of
time or a lifetime she made an impact on everyone around her. Donna had many
friends, but no bond was greater than the one with her daughter.
Donna is survived by her children, Tracey McGowan and her husband Michael
McGowan, Chris Marley and his wife Carol of Middletown, her siblings Edward
Davis and his wife Deborah, Jay Davis and his wife Lynn. She also leaves six
grandchildren, Christian, Matthew, Dawson and Brody McGowan of Middletown,
Kaitlyn Panek of Ascushnet MA and Kayla Marley of Fall River MA. One
greatgrandaughter Willow Panek. She also leaves several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 16, from 4-7 PM at Memorial
Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, Rhode Island.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 17, at 9:30 AM at
Jesus Saviour Church in Newport.
Burial to follow in Middletown Cemetery. Donations in her memory can be made
to the Three Angels Fund PO Box 4003 Middletown, RI 02842.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

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