Dona Lee Fremmer, 81, formerly a long time resident of Gloversville, NY. She was a snow bird for nearly 20 years and became a full time resident of New Port Richey, FL in October 2016. Dona passed on December 7, 2020, in the care of Bayonet Point Hospital in Hudson, FL.
Dona Lee was an amazing woman. With the challenge of MS (Multiple Sclerosis), she conquered life with resilience, Faith, Love and Family.
On June1, 1958, Dona married Thomas Van Skiver and they had one daughter Jeannine Marie Van Skiver.
In 1973, Dona reconnected and married Bob. Together they purchased a house in Broadalbin, NY creating a new blended family with Five children. Dona went from becoming a Mom of one to a "Mom of Five" and wow looking back she never waivered. Our house was spotless, she cooked dinner every night, and think about laundry for seven. The boys were just one and three, so Dona also had two toddlers in tow. She was Witty and Fun and a "Strong Minded" woman.
After just one year, they relocated back to Gloversville, NY, residing on Bleecker Street to raise their family. In 1998, Bob and Dona purchased a winter home to be close to Bob’s four children and grandchildren making it their only residence in October 2016. They both enjoyed the many cruises and vacations to Orlando with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Time with family was most important to them.
Survivors include: Dona’s brother James "Jim" Gray. Granddaughters Jennifer, Jamie and Granddaughter Allie, Megan and Grandkids Adam and Gracelyn. Step-Children Christine, Gretchen, Jonathan, Aaron. Christine’s Daughter Jessica Balch (Fremmer) and Grandkids Felicity and Gabriel, Gretchen’s Son Kevin and Grandson Gavin, Daughter Kayla and Grandkids Savannah and Corey Jr, Jonathan’s Daughters Tara, Cloe, Dana and Son Xavier.
Dona is predeceased by daughter Jeannine Spraker (Van Skiver).
A military funeral with honors to be announced.