November 18, 1957 - February 17, 2021
Donna Sue Russeau, age 63, a lifelong resident of Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio, after a long, hard-fought battle with Cancer and Multiple Sclerosis. Born November 18, 1957 in Monroe, she was the daughter of the late Billy R. James and Lillian (Gose) Connor. Donna attended Monroe High School and later received her GED. She married her beloved husband of forty-four years, Neil C. Russeau, on April 13, 1974 at First Presbyterian Church, Monroe. Sadly, he preceded her in death on December 28, 2018. Donna began her career at Lake Erie Transit as a Bus Driver, where she was promoted to Dispatcher a short time later. Donna retired, after over thirty years of service, in 2009. She enjoyed playing Bingo with her mother in Toledo, as well as trips to the casinos around the state. Donna was a skilled seamstress, who was proud to have created one of her daughter’s wedding dresses. She also enjoyed watching the Disney Channel, Murder Mysteries and Dog Shows. To cherish her memory, Donna leaves six children: Neil “Richard” (Shannon) Russeau of Monroe, Leslie (Gary) Balcom of Monroe, Melissa (Andrew Marter) Russeau of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Micheal Russeau of Monroe, Genna (Jeffrey) Bovinet of Newport, and Sarah (Christopher) Sharpe of Monroe; stepfather, Leo “Buddy” Connor; three siblings: Micheal R. (Patricia Monday) James, Billy A. (Debbie) James, and Sandra K. (Jeffrey) D’Arpini all of Monroe; twenty-two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and fur babies, Colt, Little Man and Hades. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by twin sisters, Arlene and Charlene. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Bacarella Funeral Home, 1201 S. Telegraph Road, Monroe, MI 48161. Services celebrating her life will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, February 26, 2021, also at Bacarella Funeral Home. Rev. Roy Southerland will officiate. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary page at www.bacarellafuneralhome.com.
Donna Sue Russeau, age 63, a lifelong resident of Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio, after a long, hard-fought battle with Cancer and Multiple Sclerosis. Born November 18, 1957 in Monroe,... View Obituary & Service Information
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