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Donna Marie Rowe

Date of Death: May 2, 2019

Date of Birth: November 15, 1941


November 15, 1941-May 2, 2019

Donna Marie (Good )Rowe was born November 15, 1941 in Washington, DC.  She grew up in McLean Virginia and attended the American University in Washington.  She worked for many years as a payroll administrator and administrative assistant where she was known for being very adept at "short hand".  Donna and her family vacationed in Maine every summer until they decided to move to Auburn in 1977.  Donna spent the next 11 years in The Development Office at Bates College.  Determined to open her own business, she, along with her life partner,  Ernest Batchelder purchased and operated The Pleasant Street Market for many years.  Unable to sit still, Donna went on to work at BJ's for 14 years, where she made many dear friends.  She was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.  Donna loved Maine's beautiful coast and it's many small towns and wonderful people.  When she wasn't working or traveling around Maine, she was an avid reader and loved working on puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her loving parents Kenneth and Emma Good and her (Ex) husband David Rowe.

She is survived by her life partner of  30 years Ernest Batchelder of Auburn, her sister Beverly (Robert) Sloper of Great Falls, Va., her daughter Beckie Rowe of Ashburn, Va., her son Todd Rowe (Wilma) of Hunt Valley, MD, four Grandsons; Anthony (Samantha) of Washington, DC, Nick (Rachel) of New Orleans, LA., Peter, Hunt Valley, MD and Kenneth, Washington, DC. 

 A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11a.m.  at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston Maine 04240

In lieu  of flowers, please consider making a donation to:

Greater Androscoggin Humane Society
55 Strawberry Avenue
Lewiston, Maine 04240


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