Donna J. Williams

Hammondsport, NY

Donna J. Williams – 86 – of Shorewood Drive, Hammondsport died Monday afternoon, March 18, 2024 following a long illness.

Born in Warsaw, NY on October 21, 1937, she was the daughter of Donald and Gladys (Preston) Farley.

Donna grew up in Almond and attended Alfred-Almond Central School (class of 1955).  After graduating from high school, she studied banking and was employed for a number of years at Steuben Trust Company.  In the 1960s, Donna was hired as an office assistant at Xerox Corporation in Rochester, a position she held until 1969.  Her most important and rewarding job, however, was taking care of her family as a homemaker and mother.

In her younger years, Donna was an avid bowler and was the secretary of both the Junior Major League and the Hornell Women’s Bowling Association.  She was a member of the Hornell Moose Lodge and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.  Donna loved the outdoors and enjoyed many hunting and fishing trips with her husband, Bob.  She would accompany Bob on hunting and fishing trips around the United States and Canada.

Donna was a former member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church.  More recently, she was a parishioner at St. Stanislaus Church in Bradford, NY.

On September 20, 1969, Donna married Robert “Bob” Williams who survives.  Also surviving are her son, Darryl (Jamie) Williams of Hornell; 3 grandchildren, Krystle (Mike) Malm of Wayland, NY, Ronan Williams and Kara Williams both of Hornell; great-grandchildren, Lincoln & Payton; sister-in-law, Betsey Farley of Arkport, NY; sister- and brother-in-law, Sharon (Jim) Northup of Hammondsport, NY and sister-in-law, Linda Williams of Wayland, NY; several nieces, nephews, & cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Floyd Farley; sister- and brother-in-law, Dolores (Joseph) HerrNeckar and brother-in-law, Chuck Williams.

To honor Donna’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.  A private memorial service will be held at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church Street, Hornell with Deacon Bob McCormick officiating.

Donna’s family requests that memorial contributions in her name be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 91891, Washington, DC 20090-1891.

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One Response to “Donna J. Williams”

  1. Chris & Pat Branch says:

    Bob, so sorry to hear of your loss. Many fond memories of Donna at Lopez.God Bless.

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