LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Donna Marie Garceau, age 64, of Las Vegas, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, on May 5, 2022.
Donna, the youngest of three sisters, was born on November 29, 1957, in Waterbury, to Dolores and Henry Lemay. After Donna graduated from Watertown High, she married her high school sweetheart, Dave Garceau, and went on to have three children.
In the ‘80s, the family headed west to Orange County, Calif., where Donna had a long and successful career as both a Workers’ Compensation Risk and Safety Manager and Senior Workers’ Compensation claims specialist.
In 2021, Donna happily retired, and soon after moved to Las Vegas with her husband where they quickly made numerous friends, while spending days at the pool and partaking in many social activities.
Donna, a devoted wife and mother, is survived by her husband, Dave; her children, Andrea, Danielle and David; son-in-law, Sean; grandson, Lucas and his fiancée, Raylene; her mother, Dolores, and her two sisters, Michelle (Dan) Julian and Deborah (Phil) Roger.
Donna is loved and cherished by many. Every person she met along her journey instantly connected with her humor, genuineness and light-hearted zeal for life. She gave her time endlessly and had a heart of gold and her absence will truly be felt by all.
In her most recent community, she was referred to as “Ms. Mayor.” In Orange County, she was a second mom to the neighborhood kids. And in her hometown, she was remembered warmly as a little girl and young woman.
Donna’s humor and spirit are undeniably reflected in her husband and children. She will be missed every day, and memories of her will be remembered for years to come.
Service arrangements for Donna will be forthcoming.