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Obituary for Donna Shiley

January 8, 1948 - March 13, 2021
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 73

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Friend


Donna Margaret Shiley (nee Hudson), 73 of Avon Lake, OH formerly of Parma, OH peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, March 13, 2021. She was born January 8, 1948 in Cleveland, OH to parents James and Janet (nee Fleischer) Hudson.

Donna was a graduate of Parma High School then worked at Sherwin Williams for 10 years where she met William and was employed with the Avon Lake School System for 25 years. She was a member of the Avon Lake United Church of Christ for over 40 years. She loved to garden and was a member of the Avon Lake Garden Club. She was a member of the Vermilion Boat Club and enjoyed traveling with a group of friends visiting many of the Great Lakes, across to Canada and to the Islands. Donna enjoyed RVing for many years with the group 4 Seasons and camped every weekend, all around the state of Ohio starting in the spring through the fall. She spent many a summer in Canada fishing and camping. She, along with her husband William, spent several years as snowbirds in Crystal River, FL from December through April each year and enjoyed traveling all over the United States together. Donna found pleasure in crocheting blankets, any sort of arts and crafts including jewelry making, painting, ceramics. Wherever she went she always made new friends. She always had a smile on her face with open arms. But above all, she loved spending time with her loved ones.

She is survived by her beloved husband William of 49 years; loving children Sarah Wagner (Justin) and Michael Catalano; cherished grandchildren Trey Wagner, Josh Shiley and Amber Vaughn; great-grandson Tucker Vaughn; dear siblings Dianne Sluka, Judith Minaudo, James Hudson, Paula Hategan and Daniel Hudson.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Janet Hudson; son, Scott Shiley and her mother and father in-law Kathleen and William Shiley.

Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Hospice of the Western Reserve P.O. Box 72101 Cleveland, Ohio 44192; the Friendship APL 8303 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035 or to The City Mission at

Private family services have been held. Private inurnment at Resthaven Memory Gardens. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. 440.933.3202

Memorial Service to be announced.

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163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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