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Donna G. (Via) Gervais

May 29, 1929 ~ October 3, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Donna Gervais Obituary

Ware - Donna G. (Via) Gervais, 94, of Ware, died on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 surrounded by her loving family at home.


She leaves her daughters, Shayla Brunette and her husband Robert of Ware, Tammy Letendere and her husband Leo of Ware, Grace Mitchell and her husband Robert of Ware, as well as her only son, John Shoum and his wife Vicki of Houlton, Maine. She also leaves her seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerard H. Gervais in 1981, and her brother, Luther E. “Buddy” Via, Jr.  She was born in Peru, Indiana, daughter of the late Luther E. Via and Grace E. (Morgan) Via.


Donna worked as a cook at the former Brookside Restaurant in Ware, and the former Belchertown State School for several years before retiring.  She enjoyed all types of flowers and gardening, as well as feeding and watching the birds.  Her greatest love though, was her large extended family of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and relatives.


Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours from 4 to 6PM on Thursday, October 12, 2023, in the Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St., in Ware. A graveside service for Donna will be held privately the following day, Friday, October 13, 2023.


Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St., in Ware is assisting her family with arrangements.

An online guest book is available at charbonneaufh.com

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Calling Hours
October 12, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Charbonneau Funeral Home
30 Pleasant Street
Ware, MA 01082


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