FORT FAIRFIELD – Donna Mary Kenneson, 53, beloved wife of Ronnie L. Kenneson, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 15, 2013, at a Bangor health care facility, due to complications from a tragic automobile accident. She was born Aug. 30, 1959, in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of Richard A. “Dick” and Evelyn (Gloade) Levesque.
Donna was a lifelong communicant of Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Denis Catholic Church, Fort Fairfield, and a graduate of Fort Fairfield High School, class of 1977. She went on to further her education at the University of Maine, Orono, attaining her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition. Donna was married to Ronnie Kenneson, June 19, 1982, and had been employed by Aroostook County Action Program, Presque Isle, in their Women, Infant and Children Nutrition Program for more than 30 years, most recently as senior manager. Donna always maintained a special relationship with past as well as current A.C.A.P. staff. She served on the Fort Fairfield SAD 20 School Board, and Fort Fairfield Housing Authority Board of Directors. Donna was also very active in her church as well as several state and professional organizations. Donna’s greatest accomplishment was her family, and she greatly cherished the time spent with her grandchildren. She was also an accomplished flower gardener and loved her cats.
Mrs. Kenneson was predeceased by her father, Dick Levesque, May 16, 2004; as well as a great-nephew, Oliver Braley. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Ronnie of Fort Fairfield; her mother, Evelyn G. Levesque of Fort Fairfield; two sons, Aaron I. Kenneson and Jacob A. Kenneson and his companion, Lauren, all of Fort Fairfield; one brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Dee Dee Levesque of Fort Fairfield; two sisters, Denise Levesque of Caribou and Vickie Levesque of Chemo Pond; two grandchildren, Ethan Anthony Kenneson and Isabelle Sue Kenneson; two brothers-in-law, Tommy Kenneson of Texas and Jeff Kenneson and his companion, Sherry, of Presque Isle; two sisters-in-law, Duska Hayman and her husband, Jerry, of Veazie and Lori Kenneson of Presque Isle; three nephews, Tim Levesque of Belfast, Andrew Levesque of Fort Fairfield and Adam Kenneson of Fort Kent; two nieces, Christina Braley of Chapman and MacKenzie Hayman of Veazie; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members, as well as many friends and associates with whom she worked during her career and her classmates. The family of Mrs. Kenneson wishes to express their sincere and heartfelt gratitude to Crown Ambulance and the Fort Fairfield First Responders, as well at the The Aroostook Medical Center Emergency Room and Eastern Maine Medical Center ICU, especially the nurses for the wonderful care given to Donna and her family. To all of you, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.
Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Denis Catholic Church, 147 Main St., Fort Fairfield, with the Rev. Jean-Paul Labrie, celebrant. Interment will take place later in the spring at St. Denis Catholic Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held after the Mass at the Knights of Columbus, Council No. 1753, 260 Main St., Fort Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute in memory of Donna to the Ethan and Isabelle Education Fund, care of Ronnie Kenneson, 46 Fisher St., Fort Fairfield, ME 04742. Envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and church.