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January 2, 2022

Donna Marie Gagne

Donna Marie Gagne (Antoine) passed away in Hingham, MA on January 2, 2022. She was 71 years old.

Born on January 26, 1950 in Cohasset along with her triplet sisters, Debbie and Diane, Donna and her family moved to Point Allerton Avenue in Hull from Hingham when she was 5 years old and to a home where she would go on to spend most of her life. In her early days, like most Hull kids, she spent her summer days enjoying the beach and going to Paragon Park. In the fall and winter, you would find Donna playing high school sports for the Hull Pirates. In 1968, a navy sailor, Joe Gagne, moved to Hull while he was stationed at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, overseeing the completion of the USS Whale, a submarine that he would later serve aboard. Two years later, Donna and Joe were married at St. Ann’s church in Hull. Donna deeply loved Hull, her family, and many friends. She only moved away once to her husband‘s home state of Minnesota for five years, where she gave birth to her two sons, Joel and Jason, and then returned to the family home in Hull where she would raise her own family. 

Donna was a people-person, extremely hard-working, and exceptionally generous. She worked for many years at A Street liquors and also bartended for Z Chef and Jo’s Nautical Bar. Later in life, Donna found a new passion for taking care of the elderly and she would go on to become a certified nurse’s assistant for many years. Donna took loving care of all of her patients and treated them like family. She would also go on to work at the Hull Senior Center. Donna’s interests included reading, solving crossword puzzles, and collecting any type of lighthouse trinket she could find. Her favorite title was “grandmother” and she truly loved being known as “Mimi,” just like her own mother and grandmother.

Donna is survived by her husband of almost 52 years, Joe, her sons and daughters-in-law, Joel Gagne and Meg Ansara of Concord, MA, and Jason and Jenna Gagne of Hull; her grandchildren Tessa, Seamus, Owen, Aryana, Jack, and Julian; her siblings, George Antoine and his wife Jackie, Jimmy Antoine and wife Maddie,  Diane Antoine, Debbie Clark, Regina Renshaw and her husband Rick, Chucky Antoine and his wife Gina, and Terri Smith. Donna is preceded in death by her brother, Eddie.

A funeral Mass will take place on January 21st at St. Mary’s Parish in St. Ann’s Church, Hull at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Hull Senior Center or Saint Ann’s Church.