FIANDER, Donna Marie- Of Woburn, formerly of Chelsea, November 13th after a valiant battle with cancer. Devoted daughter of the late Alton V. and Marie A. (Flynn) Fiander. Beloved sister of Kathy Paradis and her husband Kevin of Revere and the late Jack Fiander. Long time companion of James Guckert of Woburn. Loving aunt of Richard Fiander of Taunton and John Paradis of Revere and great aunt of Richard, Matthew, Jacob and Amiyah. Also lovingly survived by her aunt, Carol Kenny and her husband David of Plymouth. She also leaves her beloved feline friends, Gigi and Rusty.
Born in Chelsea 64 years ago and a resident for most of her life, she graduated from Chelsea schools and first worked for J.B. Sash on Second Street as a receptionist for many years before working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance at their Malden office, working for over 9 years until earlier this year when her health issues forced retirement.
With concern for family and friends during the Covid-19 Pandemic, the family will have private services concluding with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
For those who wish to acknowledge her passing, memorial contributions may be made to the MSPCA-Angell, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130 or at www.mspca.org/donate-now or to the MGH Cancer Center at Mass General Developmental Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101 or at www.giving.massgeneral.org/donate.
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