Donnamarie Thomas-Jennette, age 58

of Walpole

Donnamarie Thomas-Jennette, age 58

Donnamarie Thomas-Jennette, age 58, of Walpole, formerly of Norfolk and Quincy, passed away, Friday, October 1, 2021.

Donna was born in Quincy, to the late William A. and Diane M. (Hartman) Thomas. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1981. She also attended Boston University.

She had lived in Walpole for the last two years, previously in Norfolk for over twenty years, and earlier in Quincy.

Donna worked as a facilities operation manager at various colleges throughout the area for many years.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed visiting public libraries. Donna was a talented cook. She was also a Boston sports fan, especially supporting the Red Sox and Patriots.

Devoted mother of Chelsey J. Branco and her husband Ryan of Foxboro, and Michael J. Jennette of Norfolk.

Loving Nana of Reagan J. Branco.

One of six siblings, she was the dear sister of William A. Thomas, Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Fla., Marilyn Buckmann of Weymouth, Kathleen Tierney of Rockland, Michael A. Thomas of Weymouth, and the late James M. Thomas.

Donna is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Alicia C. Simmons and her husband Ryan, William M. Thomas, and Stephanie L. Thomas, all of Fla., Justin P. Buckmann of Plymouth, and Shawn Thomas of Quincy.

Former wife of John F. Jennette III of Norfolk.

Funeral arrangements will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Donna’s memory may be made to the Thomas Crane Public Library Foundation, 40 Washington Street, Quincy, MA 02169.


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  • I hope you found peace, I’m sorry for your struggles. Rest easy Donna

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Chelsea. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Miss you. 😇🙏

  • I read a quote recently that said “your loved one isn’t truly gone until their name is no longer spoken.” I will remember her fondly and speak her name. I’m sharing in your sorrow. Hoping peace and comfort are yours. With love

  • John and family Sorry to hear about Your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tammy and Joe

  • Prayers for The family

  • Although over the years we drifted apart you all are in our prayers and hearts forever. Rest in Gods arms Donna dear.

  • To Donna’s family, so very sorry for the loss of your mother & grandmother. She is at peace now with the angels, & God. So very sorry for her troubles. She was very bright , and lots of fun when I knew her. May she Rest In Peace .

  • God bless 💝

  • So sad to hear this news today. Donna was a high school classmate from the class of 81. She was smart, outgoing, friendly, fast-talking, and vibrant. I won’t forget her beautiful face and smile. Rest in Peace.

  • I am sorry for your loss. I knew Donna from childhood and always admired her, this is a sad time for the family. Rest in peace, Donna

  • I’m so deeply sorry. Donna was my classmate at Quincy High School. We shared a lot of classes together and many of the same extracurricular activities. She was a ball of fire, always on the move, always a big smile. My condolences to her children, granddaughter, family and friends. May your happy memories of Donna bring you peace.

  • I’m am so saddened at the news of Donna’s Passing. I just talked to her on the phone a few months ago! I Grew up with Donna and lived in the same neighborhood! Prayers to her daughter and her family! Rest in Peace Donna.

  • I am so very sad to hear of Donna’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to all of her family and friends. I remember Donna as a classmate of Quincy High, Class of 1981. My fondest memories of Donna remain our years together marching with the Renegades Drum and Bugle Corps where we shared many laughs and good times. Rest In Peace, Donna.

  • My sincere condolences to Donna’s family and all her friends and classmates like myself. I’ll always remember Donna as a sweet and innocent person who made everyone around her feel good. Rest In Peace you are loved.

  • I hope you are at peace. Will miss our random chats and phone calls. You were a tough cookie and loved your family dearly. May you rest in peace my friend.