June 4, 1932 - October 29, 2016
NORWAY- Donna Mae Pollard age 84 of Norway, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many went to be with her Lord, Saturday, October 29, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family. Donna was born June 4, 1932 in Norway, daughter of the late Clarence and Mary (Paul) LaFreniere. She was a lifelong resident of Norway and graduated from Norway High School in 1950. Donna went on to receive her teaching certificate at Northern Michigan University, a Bachelor of Science in 1966 and later earned her Master of Arts in Education in 1970. Donna married Weldon Pollard on April 5, 1952 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway. They settled in Norway and raised four children. She was an elementary teacher for 34 years, working in Hermansville, Vulcan and Niagara Schools, retiring in 1993. Her love for her children and community involved her in 4-H Teen Leaders, St. Mary Church, Holy Spirit School, CCD, Relay for Life and other activities. Donna is survived by her children David (Patty) Pollard, Renee Pollard, Greg (Tamie) Pollard and Marybeth (David) Negro; eight grandchildren, Adam (Katy), Ryan (Katie), Tanya, Tony, Catherine (Fiancée Ben Gendron), Jordan, Christina, and Lexi; two great grandchildren Veda and Griffin; four brothers-in-law Richard (Toni) Pollard, James Pollard, Marvin (Marion) Pollard, Thomas (Suzanne) Pollard all of Norway. She had a special place in the hearts of many nieces, nephews and friends as well. Donna was preceded in death by her brother Paul LaFreniere; sister Bernice LaFreniere Hartman; brother-in-law Wm. Denton Pollard; sisters-in-law Dorothy Pollard, Ruth Pollard and Merle Pollard; and niece Collette Pollard. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 5 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway, with Fr. Timothy Ekaitis presiding. A luncheon for friends and family will follow the burial in the church hall. Memorial Contributions may be made to Holy Spirit Catholic School where her children and grandchildren attended. Interment will be held at Norway Township Cemetery.
NORWAY- Donna Mae Pollard age 84 of Norway, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many went to be with her Lord, Saturday, October 29, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family. Donna was born June 4, 1932 in Norway,... View Obituary & Service Information
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