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Hale, Donna E. April 3, 1947 - April 8, 2021

Donna E. Hale, 74 of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at home. Born in Dover, NJ, Donna was the daughter of the late William and Jacque Baugh.

Donna graduated from Hackettstown High School in 1965. She was a proud homemaker while raising her 3 children. She then worked alongside her husband running their draft beer maintenance company for 35 years until retiring in 2016. When she wasn’t watching her favorite movie, Gone with the Wind, she could be found rearranging her beloved hippo collection or tending to her beautiful flower beds all around her house. Donna was a faithful, loving wife and mother, a fantastic baker, and a favorite “room mom” at the Willow Grove Elementary School for many years. She never allowed her children to wear a Halloween costume that wasn’t meticulously handmade, and she was quite fond of all the little chipmunks that lived in her yard.

Donna is survived by her husband Leonard of 55 1/2 years, her sister, her 3 daughters, several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

As per her wish, there will not be any public services. She never liked anyone fussing over her. She was a selfless and humble person her entire life. She will be missed.


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    Paul & Robin Wallace says

    Dear Len
    My Wife Robin and I are so saddened to read of Donna’s passing.
    We loved talking with you both when we bumped into you at Shop Rite, and fear our words will not bring comfort so we will Pray our FATHER in Heaven through Jesus Christ Our LORD will Comfort You as only HE Can.
    GOD Bless You
    Paul & Robin Wallace

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    Ray & Angi Lemasters says

    Dear Len and family,
    Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We share many memories of our childrens’ participation in the H. H. S. band.
    Ray and Angie Lemasters

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    Dawn Cular says

    I have many fond memories of Mrs. Hale while I was growing up…she was like a second Mom to me. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Sending prayers and peace …

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    Joy and Les Snyder says

    We are saddened to learn of the passing of Donna. Our Sincere Sympathy goes out to Len and family. Joy and Les Snyder

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      Karen(Torchia) Arnold says

      Dear Len, Marsha,Tracy and Beth. Deepest condolences to all of you upon the loss of Donna. Having known her throughout our school years and as longtime friends I will always have many fond memories of her and her family. My thoughts are with you. Karen the

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    Chick and Linda says

    Len So sorry to hear of the passing of Donna She was a very special lady We had so many good laughs together through the years.She will be missed.God bless

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    Kim Armstrong says

    I am so sad to hear of Donna’s passing! Many years, many memories from childhood to our teen years! Donna and I were very close during those years! I moved to California and we connected occasionally when I came to visit family, but sad to say we drifted apart! She was always in my mind even though we lost touch. She will be missed🌹So sorry Lenny and girls for your loss! Please give Cindy my condolences also! Kim

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    Ted & Judith Plate says

    Lenny …..oh how sad. We love you. Will give you a call in a few days or so. Our best to Marsha, Tracy and Beth. You are special.

    What a wonderful marriage you had.God Bless.

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    Woody says

    Len, so sorry to here of Donn’s passing , will keep you and the girls in my prayers.

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    Joyce Zielinski Vitale says

    Dear Lenny,
    I am sorry to hear of Donna passing. May the wonderful memories of your life together be with you and comfort you at this time. My deepest sympathy and God Bless.

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    Loretta Masterson says

    I’m so sadden to hear of Mrs. Hale’s passing. I have so many fond memories of the Hale family. Love and prayers to you all.

    Loretta (Phillips) Masterson

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    Til and Jane Powers says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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