Peaceful 09

Donna S. Skawinski

March 17, 1948 ~ November 24, 2019 (age 71)


Donna S. Skawinski, age 71,of Lebanon, passed away at home on November 24, 2019 with her beloved family by her side.  She endured a valiant and courageous battle with cancer.  She was born in Manchester on March 17, 1948, the daughter of the late Comillo and Eileen (Chandler) Scopino.  She married her beloved husband Tony Skawinski on August 28, 1976.  The couple lived many years in Colchester where they raised their sons.  For the last 8 years they made their home on Red Cedar Lake in Lebanon where Donna enjoyed observing the wildlife and enjoying the peaceful "lake life".   Donna worked as the manager of the former National Drug Store in Colchester for many years after which she managed their family business, Corvettes and Classics, also located in Colchester.  Donna was very fondly known by many people, whom she helped or took care of during her life-time.  She always put others before herself.  Her love of family, friends and of animals were her strengths and devotion.  Donna will be sadly missed but always remembered with love by her husband, Tony of 43 years; her sons, Arthur Thomas & wife Charma of Independence, MO; Roger Thomas & Christy Kelly, of Glastonbury; a brother, Russell Chandler of New London; a sister, Carol Bell of Colchester; a granddaughter, Samantha Thomas of Glastonbury; her beloved cats Lucy & Linus; and numerous extended family members and friends.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her infant son, Ritchie Felciano and a sister, Lori Dickinson.  Friends are welcome to attend calling hours on Monday, December 2nd from 4 – 6 pm at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester.  The funeral service and celebration of Donna’s life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, beginning with visitation at 10 am, followed by services at 10:30 am.  Burial will be in the New St. Andrew Cemetery in Colchester.  The family requests that donations in her memory be made to CT Humane Society,  For online condolences, please visit 

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December 2, 2019

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

Funeral Service
December 3, 2019

10:30 AM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415


CT Humane Society
701 Russell Road, Newington CT 06111
Tel: 1-800-452-0114

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