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Obituary for Madonna M. "Donna" Rowland

Madonna M. "Donna"  Rowland
Latham- Madonna M. “Donna” Rowland 77, of Latham Ridge Road died on Monday May 21, 2018 at her residence after a 3 month illness. Born in Albany Donna was the daughter of the late John W. and Mary A. Emmett Mulligan and Wife of the late Donald J. Rowland. Donna was raised and educated in Albany and she was a graduate of the Academy of the Holy Names. Donna had resided in Latham for the past 52 years and prior to Don’s passing she had been a homemaker and stay at home mom. After the sudden loss of Don, Donna started a career at the NYS Dept. of Motor Vehicles with a clerk position. She had retired the first time in 2006 and then returned on a part time basis 2 days a week, retiring a second time in February of this year. Donna took care of her own home until her illness, she was a Yankees Fan and enjoyed traveling with her daughter to Cape Cod and Florida. Donna was a longtime communicant of Our Lady of Assumption Church in Latham.
Survivors include her children Donald J. (Dee) Rowland Jr. and Douglas J. Rowland both of Latham, and Deborah M. Rowland of Clifton Park, a sister Irene O’Toole of Utica, her grandchildren Suzanne (Mark) Fenzel) Rowland, Stephanie (Chris) Dobert, Kelly L. and Gregory Rowland. Donna was the sister of the late Mary Simpson.
The Rowland family wishes to thank Beth from the Community Hospice for her compassion and care during Donna’s illness.
Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday May 30 at Our Lady of Assumption Church 498 Watervliet Shaker Road Latham, NY followed by an Interment service at the St. Agnes Mausoleum.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call 4-8 p.m. at the Bowen-Parker Bros. Funeral Home 97 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY on Tuesday May 29.
The family request donations in memory of Madonna M. Rowland may be made to the Transitional Services Assoc. 127 Union St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or the Community Hospice c/o St. Peters Hospital Foundation310 S. Manning Blvd. Albany, NY 12208.
Arrangements by the Perry-Komdat Funeral Chapel Inc. Averill Park, NY
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