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Donna LaVerde

Obituary of Donna LaVerde

Donata LaVerde, affectionately known as Donna, was born on the west side of Buffalo, New York. She had a giving heart and always made sure to take care of others, even in the smallest ways, and never expected to be acknowledged for her kindness. Donna enjoyed making beautiful bracelets that were often used as a part of her ministry when talking to others about her love for the Lord. Donna loved her family dearly, especially her nieces and nephews. In her final years here on Earth, she built an addition onto her's nephew's home, which she called her condo, in jest. She enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, "coming out to dinner" and watching the kids play in the yard. Her niece and friend would visit weekly, and this always gave her something to look forward too. She was often seen playing games or using social media on her iPad or heard talking with her siblings who she also loved. For many years, Donna worked as a secretary for Trico and then became the student union secretary at Buffalo State College. She loved to travel and visited San Francisco, Hawaii, and Italy. Donna loved life on the lake and had cottages o Crystal Beach and Angola where she would host family and friend gatherings. Donna was a very witty woman who was always sharp as a tack. She had her particularities in life, such as only drinking Tops brand spring water and only buying antibiotic and hormone-free chicken; of course, this came with the territory of being an Italian cook! Her specialties to cook were fried chicken cutlets and chicken soup, and she certainly loved to indulge in a great eggplant dinner. Laughing and singing along to Christian music brought Donna great joy, as she loved the Lord. She was a very religious woman; even when she faced trials through her short illness later in life, people would ask her if she was okay, she would reply, “Yes, I have the Lord.” It took a lot for Donna to complain, and even in her last days, she was more concerned with putting a burden on others than the pain she was enduring. Donna’s selfless nature will be missed by her family and friends, but her memory will live on in memories of family meals and joyful laughter. LaVerde, Donata M. “Donna” August 1, 2021 of Lake View, formerly of Buffalo, NY. Beloved sister of MaryAnn (Leonard) Genovese, Beverly (Harry) Young, and Alexander (Anna) LaVerde; devoted aunt of Leonard (Dawn) Genovese, Jr., Sherrie (Jim) Manka, Todd (Ellen) Young, Eric (Ashley) Young, Kevin (Shaina) Young, Gary (Maria) Syracuse, Pat (Maria) Syracuse, and Tara LaVerde; also survived by many great nieces and nephews. Friends received on Wednesday from 4 – 7:30 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919, where a funeral service will immediately follow at 7:30 PM. Please leave online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
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Wednesday
4
August

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Wednesday
4
August

Funeral Service

7:30 pm
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919