Donna Jean Gray, age 90 of Montello passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021. Donna was born in Portage on September 26, 1930 to Francis and Gertrude (Kayartz) Strong. She graduated from Portage High School in 1948. She married Russell Gray on June 18, 1949 at St. John’s Lutheran Parsonage in Montello and together they were blessed with eight children. Russell preceded her in death on October 10, 1971.
Donna enjoyed being at home raising her eight children, loved her grandchildren and supported them in their sporting activities. She liked to craft (especially with her glue gun), bake and in her younger years she loved to dance. Donna loved her music, especially Downface. Many will fondly remember her as Ma Gray.
Donna is survived by her children: Bonnie Violetto, Pamela (David) Hunter, Jean (Dennis) Cuff, and Annette St. Onge all of Montello and Todd (Tracy) of Fort Atkinson. She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Donna further survived by other extended family members.
Donna is preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sons: Robb, Russell Jr. and Gary, daughter-in-law, Susan Gray and son-in-law, Thomas Violetto.
Donna will be laid to rest at the Montello City Cemetery with private family services.
Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the family. www.CrawfordFH.com
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