Brian Joseph Donna Obituary

Brian Joseph Donna, age 55, a lifetime resident of St. Johnsbury, died at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., on Jan. 23, 2019, after a long term illness.

Brian was born in St. Johnsbury on Sept. 6, 1963, son to Helen G. (Emerson) and Robert Joseph Donna. He graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in the Class of 1981, worked as a contractor and roofer much of his life and at times as a lift operator at Burke Mountain. He also enjoyed small engine repair and working on cars. Brian loved the Patriots, watching the Game Show Network and was a huge NASCAR and Earnhardt fan. He liked taking trips and riding around wherever that may be, and just being outdoors. He also was very fond of his dog Missy.

He leaves behind 2 daughters: Tosha Donna of St. Johnsbury and Courtney Nichols of E. Burke; 2 grandchildren: Kimberlee and Kamdyn Nichols; 2 brothers: Keith Donna (Greg Hayes) of Concord, N.H., and Todd Donna (Kate) of Levine, Arizona; nieces: Trinity and Kassidy. Stepdad Raymond Nunn. He was predeceased by his parents: Robert Donna and Helen (Emerson) Nunn, and brother: Kerry Donna.

Friends may call on the family from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, at the Sayles Funeral Home. Services and burial will be private at a later time.

Donation offering the family assistance toward funeral expenses may be made directly to the Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer Street, St. Johnsbury 05819 or online.

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