Donna M. (Hansen) Arruda, 67, of Blaine Street, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 26, 2015 at Kent County Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Gerald D. Arruda.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Boyd C. and Mary L. (Merolla) Hansen. Donna was a Licensed Practical Nurse and a Surgical Technician at Kent County Hospital. She was faithful communicant of St. Mary’s Church and very active at St. Michael’s Church in Providence. Donna will always be remembered as a woman of faith. She exemplified this in her daily life with her acts of selfless giving, kindness and love. She was a Master seamstress, gardener and had a passion for photography, astronomy, and cooking. Donna was an avid animal lover and enjoyed dancing.
Besides her husband she leaves one brother, Richard J. Hansen of Cranston and she also leaves behind a large and close family of nieces , nephews, and cousins.
Her funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Mary’s Church, Cranston Street, Cranston. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery. Calling hours Monday 4-8. In lieu of flowers contributions to St. Michael’s Church, 239 Oxford St. Providence, RI 02905 would be appreciated.