Donna L. Woodward

Jan 30th, 2024

Donna L. Woodward

Yarmouth Port: Donna L. (Newell) Woodward of Yarmouth Port passed away at home on January 30, 2024.She was the beloved wife of Joshua L. Woodward. 

Donna was born in Waterbury, CT, the daughter of Zane and Joan (Woodfield ) Newell of Waterbury, CT. She attended school in Waterbury and graduated from Naugatuck Valley College with an Associates Degree in Retail Management. She was employed by T.J. Maxx Company on Cape Cod for the last 25 years.

In addition to her husband and both parents she is survived by her sister, Cheryl Newell and her husband Edward Gammon as well as her God Mother, Leora Greatorex, all of Waterbury, CT. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the girls (Cindy, Holly, Barbara, Doreen, Kathy, Denise, Laura and Sue) for their love and support over the last 18 months.

A celebration of Donna’s life will be held at a later date. For online condolences please visit

Guest Book

Lori Sperlazza Zielinski
Friday - Feb 16, 2024 12:00 am

I am Donna's first cousin. I am still in shock over her passing. I look for answers as to why this would happen to such a loving and caring person. I will never forget the times we had growing up and how much I prayed for you ever night. Someday we will meet again and oh you are pain free now so fly, fly so high.Thank God for you Cuz..Thank God for you now and forever my turtle dove. Luv Lori

Dave Sills
Tuesday - Feb 13, 2024 12:00 am

Rest in peace Donna. So many memories from our days on the Hill and the class of 76. You're truly one of a kind, full of life and laughs. You'll be sorely missed. My deepest sympathies to Joshua, Cheryl and the entire family. Rest in peace.

Joan Buonocore
Sunday - Feb 11, 2024 12:00 am

My heart is broken to hear that my childhood friend and my Maid of Honor passed away. So much fun and many good memories. My deepest sympathy to Joshua, Mr. and Mrs. Newell and Cheryl. Love and prayers during this difficult time.

Linda DiBartolomeo
Thursday - Feb 8, 2024 12:00 am

Although I haven't been in touch with the Newell family in a long time you have Always been in my thoughts. This was such a shock to me! I loved Donna. We shared many laughs and good times in Shoe Town. Joshua, I never had the pleasure of meeting you but my heart and prayers go out to all of you. Cheryl,Mr.&Mrs. Newell there are no words. Wish we could reconnect so I could give you all a great big hug.

Leslie mullen
Monday - Feb 5, 2024 12:00 am

Miss you a lot. We laughed a lot and kept each other semi sane

Julie Johnson
Monday - Feb 5, 2024 12:00 am

I keep thinking about the day I met Donna in Hyannis 40 years ago. We worked together, lived together and had such good times. What a wonderful person and friend who I will truly miss.

Holly Sheridan
Friday - Feb 2, 2024 12:00 am

Can’t even tell you how much you will be missed. My beach buddy, my storm chaser buddy,and my best friend. You are out of pain and soaring with the angels. You will alway be in my heart. Until we meet again my friend.

Joanne Woodward Schuman
Thursday - Feb 1, 2024 12:00 am

All the best Skip, and Donna's family. For the good times. Love

Linda Woodward Chamberlain
Thursday - Feb 1, 2024 12:00 am

Sending love and prayers to my brother, his family, Joan and Zane. Donna was a very loving,caring sister in law. I will miss her dearly.

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