January 7, 2018

Donna M. Neal

Neal, Donna M. of Dorchester, died January 7, 2018.

Donna loved her family, especially her beloved wife Joan. She was an avid reader and loved to travel. She worked as the Assistant Director of the Office of Student Activities, Arts, and Media at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. There she inspired many students through her work and passion. Donna was a big Patriots and Miami Dolphins fan and always won the Kentucky Derby with her pick of horses. She was a kind, creative, and loving woman who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Beloved wife of Joan E. Keith of Dorchester. Loving daughter of the late Gerard J. and M. Grace Neal. Cherished sister of James L. Neal Sr. and his wife Mary Kelly, Marygrace Neal, Deirdre A. McCaul and her husband Peter, all of Quincy, Robert G. Neal of Braintree, John D. Neal and his wife Beth of Brockton, and Gerard J. Neal Jr. and his wife Amanda of Dorchester. Wonderful aunt of James L. Neal Jr. and his wife Tina of Quincy, Michael P. Neal and his wife Danielle, Caitlin R. Walsh and her husband Aiden, Zachary P. McCaul, all of Quincy, Brendan J. Neal of Dorchester, Austin J. Neal of Dorchester, Joseph G. Neal of Brockton, Grace M. Neal of Brockton, Kristen E. McCaul-Sass and her husband Michael of Plymouth, and James Wood and his wife Valerie of Vermont. Also survived by 11 great nieces and 3 great nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday 4-7:30 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY with a prayer and remembrance gathering starting at 7:30 PM. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 10:30 AM on Friday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 11:30 AM. Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Donna may be made to the Mass Media at the University of Massachusetts. Please make memorial gifts payable to UMass Boston, and indicate “Mass Media”.  Mail to UMass Boston c/o University Advancement, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125 or visit www.alumni.umb.edu/DonnaNeal.