Obituaries

Donna Lynn Traynor
Died: May 3, 2020
DonnaLynn (Gregory) Traynor died peacefully In New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley hospital on May 3, 2020 due to complications from COVID-19 coronavirus.  She was 73.

Donna is survived by her husband, Bryan Traynor; her daughter, Karen (Chute) Monarchie; her grandchildren Vincent and Daniella Monarchie; her brother, Peter Gregory; and six nephews in New Rochelle, NY.  She is predeceased by her parents Elsie (2007) and Albert (1991) Gregory; her sister, Karen DeRaffle (2010); her daughter Michelle Lynn Chute (1973).

Donna was born on September 3, 1946 to her parents, Elsie and Albert “Duke” Gregory. She graduated from State University College of Brockport NY in 1967 with a Masters Degree in Elementary Education.  She married Bryan Traynor on May 14, 1983.  They lived in New Rochelle, NY where Brian worked for Collins Bros Moving Company until his retirement, and Donna was an Office Manager/ Bookkeeper for Mayer of Westchester Automotive until her retirement.

Donna was very active in volunteering at the German American Social Club of Peekskill from 2009 until her passing.  Donna and Bryan loved traveling to many islands for great snorkeling and aquatic adventures. They also traveled for months at a time every year with their camper in tow, up and down the East Coast, and always tried to find locations that had wonderful horseback riding. Donna also had quite the passion for gardening, especially in her beautiful rock garden.

A private family funeral is scheduled for Monday May 11, 2020 at Heritage Funeral Home, Morrissey Drive, Putnam Valley. A celebration of life reception will be planned for a future date.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to one of the following deserving organizations:

Putnam Humane Society
PO Box 297
Carmel, NY 10512
845-222-7777
www.puthumane.org

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105
800-822-6344
www.stjude.org