HAVERHILL__ Donna B. Gignilliat, 65, of Haverhill, formerly of Worcester, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 in Lawrence General Hospital. She is survived by her brother, Robert L. Gignilliat and his wife Margaret of Laurel, MD; brother-in-law, James Manfield of North Hampton, NH; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister and constant companion, Therese Manfield. She was born in Worcester a daughter of the late, Donathan and Irene (Dion) Gignilliat.
Donna grew up in Worcester and was a longtime volunteer with her mother at St. Francis Home and the Worcester Girls’ Club. She was a former member of St. Joseph Church. Through the love and care of her family and her strong will, she persevered through the challenges of her life. She enjoyed the many pleasures of spending time with her family and sharing in their lives.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from DIRSA-MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 298 Grafton St., Worcester with a Mass at 10:30 AM in St. Joseph Church at Holy Family Parish, at 35 Hamilton St., Worcester. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester. Calling hours in the funeral home will be on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to FIDELITY HOUSE, 439 S Union St., Suite 401, Lawrence, MA 01843.