Donna F. Provost

Posted Feb. 28, 2014, at 6:05 p.m.

NEWPORT – Donna F. Provost, 73, died unexpectedly Feb. 28, 2014, at her residence. She was born Jan. 27, 1941, in South Portland, a daughter of John and Madeline (Kirk) Warnock. She graduated from N. Reading High School in Massachusetts, class of 1958.

Donna returned to Maine after high school where she married and had three children. She was employed at Abbott Shoe in N. Reading, Mass., and Dexter Shoe, Dexter Head Start, and Godsoe’s Kitchens in Newport, where she met her companion of 32 years, James Ready. Donna’s hobbies included cross-stitch portraits, knitting, crocheting and gambling with her friends at Foxwoods and Hollywood Slots.

She is survived by her mother of N. Reading, Mass.; a son, O’Keefe and wife, Staci Provost, of Old Town; two daughters, Laurie and husband, Mark Hanscom, of Dexter, and Johnna Nightingale and partner, George Clement, of Charleston; two brothers, William “Bud” and wife, Shirley Warnock, of Venice, Fla., and George Warnock of Stoneham, Mass.; three sisters, Judith Meier of Florida, Karen Malo of N. Reading, Mass., and Betty and husband, James Smith, of Tewksbury, Mass.; six grandchildren, Amanda and husband, Jotham Spreeman, Matthew Hanscom, Ben Nightingale and Rachel, Danielle and husband, Jeff Fogg, Ryan Nightingale and Christine, and Alyson and husband, Glenn Fogg; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by James Ready; a sister, Helen Berg; her father; and a niece, Darlene.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main St., Newport, where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. Spring committal services burial will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Dover Cemetery. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

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