Massena – Mrs. Donna J. Perry, 75, of East Orvis Street, unexpectedly passed away Wednesday evening, December 18, 2013 at Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital in Plattsburgh.

Donna was born April 1, 1938, the daughter of the late Charles and Marion Sweet Reid.  She attended schools in Malone. On May 17, 1956, she married Arnold F. Perry in Massena. Arnold predeceased her on December 9, 2009.

Donna worked for Massena Electric for many years until her retirement. She had previously worked as a secretary during the construction of the Seaway and at Kinney Drugs and VS Jerry and Sons.  She enjoyed going to the casino, cross-stitching, and the cherished times she had with her cats.

Donna is survived by her three children, Tiesha Perry of Malone, Bruce and Barbara Perry of Fulton and Michael Perry of Massena; her grandchildren, Maisie, Kayla, Nicole, and Matthew; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Marie Ryan of Potsdam and Harriett Bennett of Florida; many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in the spring at Calvary Cemetery, Massena.

Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where memories and condolences may be shared online at