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Donna L. Smith
LINCOLN - Donna L. Gilkenson-Smith, 62 died Wednesday at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, Ma. She is survived by her significant other Larry Goucher.
Born in Pawtucket a daughter of Ruth (Jefferson) Gilkenson of Lincoln and the late Raymond Gilkenson. She lived in Mansfield, Ma. for the past thirty-four years.
She was a registered nurse at the VA Hospital, West Roxbury, Ma. for the past thirty-eight years.
Donna also leaves one daughter Heather J. Slaney of Mansfield, Ma., one son Michael T. Bartleson of Mansfield, Ma., two brothers Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont and Jeffrey Gilkenson of Lincoln, three grandchildren Andrew, Reilley and Emma Slaney. She was the sister of the late Gary Gilkenson.
My mother was the best at everything she did, the best mother, the best partner, the best grandma, the best nurse and the best friend. She gave herself fully to everything she did, no questions asked. She earned love and respect from everyone that knew her. I know she will live forever in our hearts through the influence of this love and respect. We love you.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call SUNDAY 12-3 and 5-8pm at the BELLOWS-FALSO FUNERAL CHAPEL 160 River Rd. Lincoln. Her funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society RI Chapter 931 Jefferson Blvd. Suite 3004 Warwick, RI 02886 would be appreciated. For directions and guest book please visit www.bellowsfh.com.