Donna M. Leininger, 80, of Cohoes, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center with her loving family by her side. Born in Albany on March 4, 1939, Donna was the daughter of the late Donald and Clarinda (Dupree) Wills. Donna was the devoted wife to the late Charles Leininger. They were married 29 years until his passing in 1985.
Donna was raised in Albany where she lived for most of her life and received her education through local schools.
She was a former county employee until retirement.
Donna enjoyed crossword puzzles, soap operas and a good cup of coffee. But most of all Donna enjoyed the time she spent with her family, friends and grandchildren.
Donna is survived by her children; Terry Fowler, Joanne (James) Fowler, Christopher Leininger, Lynn (Joe) Fowler, Vera (Edward Blackman) Leininger and Kurt (Amy) Leininger.
Also survived by her sister Patricia Henderson, 20 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
Predeceased by her twin sister Martha, two brothers Warren Wills and John Wills and one grandson Jeremy Leininger.
Relatives and friends may call 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday May 17, 2019 at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie, where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Evergreen Memorial Park, Colonie.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association or the Community Hospice.
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