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Brian Donna

September 6, 1963 — January 23, 2019

Brian Joseph Donna, age 55 and lifetime resident of St. Johnsbury, died at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, on January 23, 2019, after a long term illness.

Brian was born in St. Johnsbury on September 6, 1963, son to Helen G (Emerson) and Robert Joseph Donna.  He graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in the Class of 1981, worked as a contractor and roofer much of his life and at times as a lift operator at Burke Mountain.  He Also enjoyed small engine repair and working on cars.  Brian loved the Patriots, watching the Game Show Network and was a huge NASCAR and Earnhardt fan. He like taking trips and riding around wherever that may be, and just being outdoors. He also was very fond of his dog missy.

He leaves behind 2 daughters: Tosha Donna of St. Johnsbury, Courtney Nichols of E. Burke, 2 grandchildren: Kimberlee and Kamdyn Nichols, 2 brothers: Keith Donna (Greg Hayes) of Concord, NH, Todd Donna (Kate) of Levine AZ, nieces: Trinity and Kassidy. Step dad Raymond Nunn.  He was predeceased by his parents: Robert Donna and Helen(Emerson) Nunn, and brother: Kerry Donna.

Friends may call on the family from 5-7PM, Friday, February 1st at the Sayles Funeral Home,.  Services and burial will be private at a later time.

Donation offering the family assistance toward funeral expenses may be made directly to the Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer Street, St. Johnsbury 05819 or online by clicking Here .

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