‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Donna's visitation.

Donna Lee Maroney

Donna Lee (Burmester) Maroney, 59, of Cortland, NY, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, NY, after a lengthy illness.

Donna was born in Sandbrook, NJ on January 21, 1950, a daughter of the late Mary A. Moore and Lenwill F. Burmester, Sr. A longtime resident of Cortland County she was employed by the YWCA Learning Adventure Program in Cortland for the last 17 years.

She is survived by her children, Jacqueline Ann Maroney of Colonial Heights, VA and Kimberly Lynn Maroney of Truxton, NY. Her dear companion, Barry Wood of Cincinnatus, NY. She is also survived by her brother Rick (Yumi) Burmester and sister, Cynthia (Timothy) Byers. She also leaves behind by her nephews Lenwill and Brett Burmester and niece Lillian Byers.

Her sister Lenora Burmester predeceased her on April 4, 2004.

Donna loved time with her family and beloved dogs. She loved the children she cared for and enjoyed a quiet and simple life.

The family will be present to receive friends at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY on Saturday, April 4, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. After a procession by her home, a graveside ceremony will be held at the Cincinnatus Cemetery on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with Fred M.S. Downs officiating. Those wishing to remember Donna are asked to consider Cortland County SPCA, 879 McLean Road, Cortland, NY 13045.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Donna Maroney, please visit our flower store.


I am so sorry to hear of Donna's passing.. My heart goes out to all of you .
Thinking of you

Kelly Smith Goff Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies for the loss of your Mom and sister. Barry, your beloved companion of many years. Donna was always considered a good friend. She was up for a laugh and we shared many pajama parties as kids. Dutch Hill holds fond memories. Many will miss her. My heartfelt condolences. Karol

Karol Beckwith Hart Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I have been thinking of all the times we spent together over the years and I am glad she was part of my history.

Brenda Sprouse Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Ricky, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Lynn Wood { johnson } Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

My thoughts are with the family at this time. I am a friend of her daughter Jackie, who is a wonderful person. I am sure she takes after her mom. God Bless.

Sherrie Carter Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss . I enjoyed working with your mother . My prayers are for you in this time of morning. Lisa Maroney Hauck

Lisa Maroney Hauck Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Condolences to the family.
Dennis and Barbara Wild

Dennis J Wild Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Jackie, I am so sorry to hear about your mom passing. I wanted to come to the calling hours, but I had an appointment in Syracuse to get pictures done. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Kim! Please keep in touch! Love you and miss you!

Jen McCall Lung Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

I will always remember the notes you left in Jackie and Kim's lunchboxes. A devoted mom and generous and caring human being. I will miss you Donna.

Bianca Wyatt Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

It is with great sadness to hear about the passing of Donna Maroney. May she rest in peace.

Frances Jerzgarzewski Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Show More Entries