Beloved sister of Herbert (Pauline) Bragg, Kim (Anthony) Gentile, Gerard (Kathy) Bragg and the late Margaret & Richard. Loving aunt of 11. Cherished great aunt of 11. Adored cousin of Mary Margaret O'Neill.


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  1. Very difficult to even think of writing this for our closest & best friend ever. Donna, you will be missed by so many people as you have touched so many lives over the years. Your caring & loving ways will live on in many lives for many years. We have so many wonderful memories that we have shared over the years. We do have a dedicated photo album to Donna, & will be able to remember all of our good times together. We know your strong faith assures you a perfect spot in heaven. We pray for you & your entire family. Friends forever until we meet again.

    Frank & Marcy

    Frank & Marcy

  2. I find it so unbelievable that you are no longer physically here with us. However, I do find some comfort in the fact that I have so many wonderful memories of our talks and lunches/dinners. Your kindness was unsurpassed; the many lives you touched are a testament to the type of person that you were. I know that your deepest love was for your family. There wasn’t a time that you weren’t planning something for a niece or nephew. You were so proud of all of them! They are so very lucky that you were in their life, always with unconditional love. I will miss you, my friend, and will always keep you, and your unending smile in my heart.

  3. Truly sorry for the loss of this lovely woman who gave so much of of herself and was the heart and soul of Sachem Dental. Her smile lit up the office as she came to visit and addressed each employee with equal respect. She was truly a rare gem for sure!
    Wishing her family peace in these very troubled times and please know she will be deeply missed by many who loved her. Sincerely Martha from Oak

  4. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Donna for many years. She was one of the warmest and most caring person that I have known. She always went the extra mile to help and has left a void in many peoples lives. Beth and I were so saddened to hear of her passing. Our prayers go out to her entire family. May she rest in peace.

    Bill DiTolla

  5. I don’t think that it has become real yet that I will never see Donna again. Donna was a truly loving , catering person. She had so much love to give. The way she would light up when she would tell me a story about anyone in her family. And no matter who she was talking about she would start with My ———— The pride she took in each and everyone of her family was amazing!! Her love for life was infectious!! I hope you are dancing and having a glass of wine . You were loved by so many people and I hope you knew how much you added to all our lives. Rest In Peace till we meet again my friend. And sending much love and condolences to her entire family

  6. Sending condolences to Donnas family. So sad of the loss of Donna. R.I.P.Prayers and love, Alison Freytag

  7. No matter when I spoke to Donna when she would call me to ask me a question, she would always say something to make me laugh. I will truly miss that. She was a very special person who took the time to know each and every employee of Sachem. She will truly be missed by all of us. Rest In Peace.

  8. I only knew Donna in a professional setting, but she was always a lovely person. She was funny and kind, as well as a vital part of the SDG organization. Prayers and condolences to her family, friends and colleagues as they grieve this tremendous loss. 💙

  9. We are at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort. May memories of Donna and the love of God and your family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.
    Jill, Nicole, Benjamin & Gabriel Gottlieb

  10. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds.
    I always admired Donna for her caring and selfless ways. She is a true Christian in every way.
    Wishing your family the peace and comfort of our Lord during this difficult time.

  11. My deepest sympathy to Donna’s family. May God comfort
    You and bring you peace during this difficult time.
    Donna was very special. She was kind, loving and caring,
    Putting others before herself.
    I will always remember her beautiful smile.
    She will be missed by me and all who loved her.
    I Love You Donna. You are with God and may you
    Rest In Peace.

    Mitzi Blair

  12. Dear Family and Friends,
    Donna was so much more than a good friend to people; she was a deeply loving servant and soul mate to many! She would not only leave a lifelong memory in our hearts, but also forever changed those who were touched by her presence. When Margie and I, as well as our two girls would come back to NY to visit friends, Donna would have us stay with her and always give up her bedroom and sleep on the couch every time! We will not only miss our visits with her but miss terribly her loving Christ-like spirit that she had for all! She is one of a kind in this life! We will miss her, but are forever better to have known her! In Revelation 2:10 Jesus tells us “Be faithful unto death and I will give you the crown of life.” Donna has not only graduated to glory, but now wears the crown of life that Jesus promised her. May she rest in peace in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
    With love, Mike, Margie, Elizabeth and Allison Hipes

  13. I first met Donna this past October to fill out my paperwork for employment at SDG. I spoke to her on the phone prior to that. But when we had that first meeting in Octobercit felt as though we new each other for years. She was a warm soul. The next time I saw her was at the annual Holiday Party. When I went to greet her, she knew who I was without another formal introduction. She actually greeted me by name, an apologized for not comming to the Selden office to see how I was doing. I was truly touched that she even remembered me after such a brief first time meeting. Again I thought what a warm soul. I am so deeply sorry for her loss. My deep condolences to her family. SDG HAS truly lost a gem. At least now she is among the angels in Heaven without any pain or discomfort. May she Rest in peace and her memory be eternal

  14. Donna was always the first person to raise her hand and volunteer to help with whatever was going on. She adored her family, was always praying for her nieces and nephews and hoped the best for them. She was dedicated in her professional life, both during her time at Sears, and later at SDG. She was truly passionate about everything she did. Most of all, she knew how to connect with people. Even my shy son who barely talks to anyone would have dinosaur roaring contests with her at church. She is an angel who has been called back home into her Father’s arms. Rest in Peace & many condolences to her family & all those whose lives she touched.

  15. I’ve known Donna for over 30 years- from Sears. I opened up New Hyde Park with her. She was my mentor and good friend! She was such an important part of mine & my husbands life. She danced like crazy with us at our wedding. So many good memories we made with her. She was definitely an Angel on earth & we will all miss her! Rest In Peace Dear Sweet Donna. 🙏🏼❤️

  16. Dear Family and Friends,
    When I first met Donna at Sachem Dental, every morning we shared a little saying “Top of the morning to you” and she would reply “ And the rest of the day to you”. Donna was a ray of sunlight and had a heart of gold. I am grateful to walk along with her in my life, she was just true joy! Amazing person to talk to about anything. Donna will be truly missed. Sending prayers, condolences, and strength to all of Donna’s friends and family at this time.
    Susan, Alisha, and Brylee

  17. A sweet, caring, loving, selfless, beautiful, God loving woman. Always putting others first. I know you our with our Lord but it still hurts to have you leave us. You will be missed.

  18. Aunt “D” always treated me like one of her nieces. I first met her when I was sixteen years old. She was simply the best. Always so funny and so sweet. She never missed an event. She always walked into the room with a hug and a smile. She will be greatly missed by so many people. May Aunt D Rest In Peace. 🙏🏻❤️

  19. We are so saddened by the passing away of such a wonderful lady. Donna was always cheerful, kind, thoughtful, and someone who lived her faith as an expression in her strong belief in The Almighty Creator. She was a great example of a christian in how we all are supposed to conduct ourselves; knowing our time is relatively short. The Good Lord called one of His faithful home and Donna now rest in Paradise, with all faithful believers, waiting for The Great Resurrection Day. We will miss her tremendously, but our comfort is in knowing she has reached the ultimate goal through the grace of a Loving Heavenly Father.

    Our condolences and prayers go out to the family….

    – Tim & Doris March

  20. Hello my name is Gale Kaiser Wilson, I am a cousin of Donna and Family, I am so sorry for your loss.
    I remember when my family , Uncle Art and Aunt Muriel came to visit your family in Levittown.
    We always had a great time, especially on Uncle Herbert birthday. We would celebrate Uncle Harold,Aunt Muriel, your Father birthday alone with Fourth of July all at one time. We all stayed out
    till dark. OH what fun!!.
    That brings back such good times. Please me and my sister Jayne the remembrances card.
    We would greatly appreciate that. PLease give our love to all of our cousens .
    With Love Gale and Jayne
    Gale Wilson Jayne Braun-Newell
    10719 Big Bear Dr. 10719 Big Bear DR.
    Charlotte NC 28278 Charlotte NC 28278
    704 577 3517 704 995 1532

  21. To the Family and legion of friends of Donna,
    A saying keeps running thru my head.
    Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts
    and we are changed forever.
    Sweet Donna until we meet again….
    Maria n Bob Steinmetz

  22. Donna, you will be missed. You were always a kind,loving,helpful person. Donna always had a smile on her face and always went above and beyond for others. I am going to miss seeing your smiling face greeting us at the Sachem Dental Christmas party. You were the life of the party on the dance floor. A true gem to the Sachem Dental family. Sending my prayers and condolences to Donna’s family.

  23. We are truly heartbroken over the loss of our Donna. She was a true friend to both of us. She had a smile that would light up the room. She always had a answer to all the questions. She was loved by all who knew her. We were fortunate that she was part of our lives. We will miss her and never forget her. Our deepest condolences to the family.
    With love, Ivone & Ivone Marie

  24. Aunt donna you were truly a great person. You always talked to mason and I at all of Bernadatte’s parties. You always made sure I was ok. I always loved our talks. I’m gonna miss you and your smile. I love you! Rest In Peace!! Watch over your loved ones!! I know you will be with Bernie and the kids .

  25. From the short time I got to know Donna, I saw how truly incredible she was. She was always so kind–always going out of her way to say hi and to talk to me at work. She will be missed very much! SDG will never be the same without her. All my prayers and condolences go to Donna’s close family and friends. May she rest in peace

  26. That is the most beautiful memorial video I have ever viewed😢🙏
    A beautiful soul who lived a life in God with so many, many Loves in her life who she touched…lives will never be the same without Dear Donna ❤️
    She certainly wasn’t camera shy 🙂
    The thought of looking out my window and you not being here at DeerMac leaves me heartbroken 💔 hearing you greeting me ‘hi Don…Donna 1 & Donna 2’
    Thanks Donna for being the kind gentle soul who we will always remember and miss until we meet again🌈
    Blessings to you and your family/friends who are grieving your sudden loss xoxo
    With love from the other Donna at DeerMac💕

  27. Sending condolences to Donna’s family. Prayers and love in time of this tremendous loss. May God bring you all peace And comfort. Sachem will be forever changed.
    Erin Wisnieski 💜

  28. truly saddened by the news of the loss of donna. condolences to her family. she was a lovely person who always had a smile on her face . helpful in finding out information when needed. we would chat when we had time. she will be missed immensely! sachem dental will not be the same with out her.

  29. I am so incredibly sad to learn the news about Donna today. I still have the message on my answering machine from the day she called me about a job at sachem dental. In my time there I truly admired the sweet, kind and incredibly smart woman she was. I will miss her very much but am so glad that for even a short time she was in my life. I pray for all those in her family at such a sad time.

  30. My aunt Donna, I still can’t fathom the loss, and probably never will. From the day I was born aunt Donna was always there. It would be impossible to list what she has done for myself and my children, and everyone else in her life, she is truly an angel who took care of everyone she knew. My life as well as everyone who knew her will never be the same without her here. Thank you my angel, my aunt, my friend,my savior, for being the bright part of all our lives. Not sure how we will heal from the immense hole that is left without you, but I know that you will be watching over us. I love you to the end of the universe.

  31. Such a beautiful memorial video for a beautiful soul. Donna was ever so present at so many joyous events and we hope those memories will never fade but help you get through this unimaginable time. Our sincerest condolences to Kim, Anthony and all of your family.
    Love, Dianne & Walter Thut and family

  32. We knew Donna through my son in law, Doug Pinelli. She attended many of our family gatherings through the years
    And is was a pleasure to have known her. Always sweet, kind and a smile on her face. May she rest in Eternal Peace.
    Patti and Vito Resciniti

  33. Donna, you will be missed by all of us who knew you and loved you. You lived your life the way you wanted to. You will be in our hearts forever.❤🌺

  34. We will always remember Donna with a warm smile and open heart. She made us feel like family.
    May her memory be a blessing.
    Love, Susan and Marvin

  35. We will always remember Donna’s sweet smile & warm hug. We had the privilege to see Donna at many family gatherings and spend time with her. She was always in awe of our son Christian and would enjoy seeing him. Sending prayers for comfort and strength to all her family and friends at this difficult time. Rest in peace Donna. With Love, Stefanie & Jason Medina

  36. Donna was an amazing woman and I am grateful I had the opportunity to meet her. She made an impression on me that will last throughout life. I still have the message on my answering machine from Donna when she called about a job at Sachem Dental. I am so saddened that this has happened and send my deepest condolences to all of her family and those that are in pain from such a sudden and terrible loss. I myself am in shock, I had no idea any of this was happening. May she be an angel watching over all of us. Rest easy Donna, you certainly deserve too.

  37. Donna was an amazing person. She always knew how to make someone laugh. My family and I are truly saddened with by her death. She was an angel on Earth and in heaven as well. Our prayers are with her family. There is no replacing her…

  38. Donna was a beautiful person and Sister in Christ. Always giving and loving to those in her life. When entering a room, her radiant smile warmed your heart. She was a testimony of Christ’s Love. We will see her again. (Jim and Anne Gowdy)

  39. Beautiful memories of a beautiful woman. Rest in Peace.
    Our condolences to her family and friends.
    Love Suzie, Brad, Rikki-Rose and Jonathan

  40. Dear Donna Jean AKA ‘Creep’ We’ve known each other since we were babies. Went to Holy Family School for 8 years. Lived around the corner from each other for 25 years then again in Deer Park for another 16. You were my oldest and dearest best friend. Your smile was infectious, your kindness and selflessness second to none. So devoted to your family, church and friends. You were an angel on earth and lived life to its fullest. Now you’re our angel above. My sincere condolences and prayers to Bert, Jerry, Kim and their families. I will miss you and love you always, Bunnie AKA ‘Creep’

  41. Dear Bert, Gerry, Kim and the extended Bragg and Clark families, I am so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. I remember her as a little girl who always had a smile on her face, which she continued to wear throughout her entire life. Spending time with the Braggs in their home on Meeting Lane was always uplifting and memorable. I still miss Peggy and I still miss Dick but it’s nice to know Donna is with them and with her loving parents now. She left a beautiful family on earth to join others with whom she will spend eternity, still smiling. With love, Linda

  42. Sharon Cook . Donna was such a good friend. We had so many good times together, from doing skits together at VBS to sleep-overs to enjoying great fun with mutual friends.
    She was a miracle for us and God called her
    home with Him to be His miracle.
    I pray we will all be comforted, especially Donna’s
    wonderful family.
    I love you, Donna ❤️

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