July 08, 1933 - April 13, 2017
Obituary for Donna J. Rivest
Donna J. Rivest, age 83, formerly of Troy, passed away April 13, 2017. She was born July 8, 1933 in Highland Park to the late Alvin and Marie Prance.
Beloved wife of the late Robert; loving mother of Michele (Joseph) Marra, Patricia Fitzpatrick, Pamela (David) McDonald and the late Michael (Karin, surviving) Rivest; proud grandmother of Sarah Alsip, Michael Lukas, Dane McDonald, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Stephanie Lukas, Rachael Rivest, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Hunter Rivest, Jake McDonald, Brody Fitzpatrick, Miranda Marra, Christian Marra and the late Gage Rivest; and dear sister of Shirley Wake. Also survived by longtime significant other, Al “Cappy” Johnson.
Donna was originally a Royal Oak native who continued to stay in the area raising her family in Troy ! She was a teacher in Pontiac for over 35 years.After graduating from MSU she remained a lifetime Spartan fan. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren whenever possible and especially loved the annual trip with all to Siesta Key. Donna just loved to travel. She was a member at Lost lake woods club for 78 plus years! Some of Donna's true hobbies were gardening and reading. She will be missed by so many family and friends
Visitation Tuesday 2-8 p.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Road (4 blocks E of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church - Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Road, Bloomfield Hills. Burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.
Memorials to The Evans Scholars are appreciated.