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Donna Marie Padilla

July 7, 1934 April 27, 2018
Donna Marie Padilla
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Obituary for Donna Marie Padilla

Donna Marie Padilla of Bloomfield Twp., Michigan died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family April 27, 2018. She was 83 years old. Donna was born on July 7, 1934 in Detroit to parents, Mildred and Paul White.

Raised in the Precious Blood Parish and neighborhood, Donna graduated from Immaculata High School and attended the University of Detroit. She met the love of her life, Leo Padilla, while attending a ski club meeting at the SAX Club in Detroit.

A wonderful artist, Donna was extremely creative. She loved to paint and decorate the many homes she lived in over the years. She enjoyed golfing, gardening and spending time at her homes in Elk Rapids and on Marco Island. Donna loved her pugs and especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be remembered most as a strong, stylish, classy woman with a great sense of humor.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Donna was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Donna is survived by her loving children, Catherine Padilla, Judith (Martin) Reckker, Jean (Michael) Charboneau, and Daniel (Patricia) Padilla and her cherished grandchildren, Matthew and Nicholas Dembicki, John, Madison and Nathaniel Reckker, Michael, Charles, Kate and Benjamin Charboneau, Tyler, Lucas, and Casey Padilla. She is also survived by her dear brother, Thomas (the late Ann) White. Donna is preceded in death by her beloved husband Leocadio “Leo” Padilla, her son, Matthew (Shay) Padilla, and her brother, Paul (Paula) White.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Tuesday 3-8pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church, 630 Harmon, Birmingham, Wednesday 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am.

Memorials appreciated toTrinity Educational Foundation, 35240 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304.


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