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Donna P. Meaney (nee Dube), 59, of Methuen, passed on October 17, 2017 after a long battle with cancer at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen surrounded by her devoted family and friends.
Donna was born on February 15, 1958 to her hardworking parents, Edgar and Claire (Dion) Dube in Methuen, MA. After graduating from St. Mary’s with the Class of 1976, she attended Boston College and received her bachelor’s degree in elementary and early childhood education. A lifelong devout Catholic, Donna was a communicant for St. Lucy’s Parish in Methuen. She enjoyed singing in the church choir and also sang at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel prior to their closing. Donna worked for many years as a teacher at Mt. Caramel School and then The Children’s Center until her retirement. She enjoyed reading, music, and crafting. Donna was the proud and beloved matriarch to her large family.
Donna is survived by her devoted husband, James L. Meaney Jr. with whom they celebrated nearly four decades of marriage. She is also survived by her loving children; her daughter, Jennifer Chaloult of Oakland, Maine; her daughter, Claire Meaney; her daughter, Sarah Meaney; her son, Matthew Meaney, and her son, Alex Bennett, all of Methuen. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Alexis Meaney, Elizabeth Meaney, Elijah Meaney, and Mia Bennett. Donna is also survived by her six siblings; her brother Donald and his wife, Patricia Dube of Lapeer MI; her brother, Daniel Dube of Methuen; her brother, Dennis Dube of Methuen, her sister, Diane and her husband, Kostas Bloumbas of Raynham; her brother, Dion and his wife Michelle Dube of Methuen, and her sister, Denise and her husband, Jay Seney of Vernon, Conn. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, cousins, and her close friend Sue Mays. In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her daughter, Jessica A. Meaney in 1988 and her loving in laws. She will fondly be remembered, loved, cherished, and missed.
Visitation for Donna will be held on held Friday, October 20, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence Street, Methuen. Friends and family are cordially invited to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Monica’s Church, 212 Lawrence Street, Methuen on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery, 130 N. Lowell Street, Methuen. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral is proud to serve the Meaney and Dube families.
Published on  October 19, 2017
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