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Donna Griffin

February 27, 1951 — November 14, 2020

Donna Bernice (Sorby) Griffin, age 69, of Wilmington, New York formerly Belford, New Jersey, died Saturday, November 14, 2020 at CVPH. Donna lived most of her life in Monmouth County, New Jersey before moving to New York ten years ago. As a young woman, Donna enjoyed spending her summers at The North Pole Campground, owned by her parents George and Bernice Sorby, in Wilmington.

Donna graduated from Middletown High School where she enjoyed playing the clarinet and was a member of the marching band. Donna married the love of her life, Edward J. Griffin in 1971.

Donna went on to become a Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star. While attending college she worked as a bank teller, graduating from Thomas Edison State University with a Bachelor's Degree. Donna then worked for the Middletown Board of Education as a treasurer and Manchester Township as a purchasers agent and personal officer until she retired.

After moving to Wilmington, Donna became an avid member of the Church of the Nazareth, playing the banjo in the Nazareth Praise Band. Donna also served as the treasurer for the Church and the Historical Society of Wilmington where she worked tirelessly to raise funds for the community.

Donna is predeceased in death by her father George Sorby, mother Bernice (Hodson) Sorby, sister and brother-in-law Jeanie and Patrick Anderson.

She is survived by her husband Edward of 49 years. Her son and daughter-in-law Edward and Alicia and grandchildren Edward and Victoria. Her sister and brother-in-law Janet and Robert Roth, three nieces and one nephew.

A Memorial Service will be held March 20, 2021 in Wilmington, New York which would have been Donna and Ed's 50th wedding anniversary. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic details to follow.

Arrangements were entrusted to Zaumetzer Funeral Home, Au Sable Forks.

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