ForeverMissed
Dona A. Parker,  “Bo”, (nee Bobo), 78, of Mullica Hill, NJ, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ passed away on February 21, 2021.

Beloved wife of Henry G. Parker for 45 years, devoted mother of Walter McGuinness, Jr. (Jeanette), Glenn Parker and the late Colleen Sorbello (Samuel). Loving grandmother of Jeff Sorbello (Melissa), Brayden McGuinness, Landon McGuinness and Great Grandmother of Samuel Sorbello. Dear sister of James Bobo (Elizabeth) and the late John, Robert, Frances, Virginia, Marie and Regina. Dona was also predeceased by her parents, Robert and Gertrude Bobo.

Dona graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1961. Her first job was in the insurance industry at Penn Mutual in Philadelphia. Later in life, she worked for the Harrison Township Elementary School District as a bus driver for 16 years. She loved the beach and swimming, dining out, dancing, shopping, long talks, storytelling, her grand-dogs, the students she adored, and entertaining family and friends during the Christmas season. The most important part of life for Dona was her love for family. Her husband, children, grandchildren, and most recently, her great grandboy Samuel, were everything to her.  She was a giver of love and compassion – ‘if she only had two pennies, she’d find ya a nickel.’

Visitation Friday, February 26 from 7-9 pm and Saturday, February 27 from 10-11 am at FERTIG FUNERAL HOME, 63 N. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. Mass of Christian Burial to follow Saturday 11:30 am at The Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit Parish Center, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Swedesboro, NJ.

Donations in lieu of flowers to: Colleen Sorbello Breast Cancer Foundation, dba Pink Clover, go to www.pinkcloverfoundation.org, or mail a check to 2192 N West Blvd., Vineland, NJ 08360, c/o Pink Clover Foundation. 

To view Dona’s Funeral Mass via livestream, visit www.holyspiritweb.org, “Parish Mass Livestream” on Sat. at 11:30 am.


Posted by Michelle Barbarino on February 24, 2021
Uncle Henry, Walter and Glenn,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. It is hard to believe that such an loved member of our family has passed. I do feel very fortunate that I have so many memories of laughter at family holiday parties and every time we were all together. I am sending prayers from my family during this difficult time. Love Michelle, Robert, Sean, Nicholas and Gino
Posted by Gus Danks on February 24, 2021
Dear Henry,

I was so very sorry to read of Dona's passing. I will pray for her, you and your family.
Gus Danks (GCHS - '63)
Posted by Lorraine Fiandaca on February 23, 2021
Uncle Henry, Walter and Glenn. Words cannot Express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Aunt Dona was a second mother to my siblings and I after we loss our dear mother and Donas sister (Virginia) so many years ago. I will always, love and treasure the wonderful memories we had with her and the family, especially the Holidays. Keeping you in my heart always. Xoxo

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Posted by Michelle Barbarino on February 24, 2021
Uncle Henry, Walter and Glenn,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. It is hard to believe that such an loved member of our family has passed. I do feel very fortunate that I have so many memories of laughter at family holiday parties and every time we were all together. I am sending prayers from my family during this difficult time. Love Michelle, Robert, Sean, Nicholas and Gino
Posted by Gus Danks on February 24, 2021
Dear Henry,

I was so very sorry to read of Dona's passing. I will pray for her, you and your family.
Gus Danks (GCHS - '63)
Posted by Lorraine Fiandaca on February 23, 2021
Uncle Henry, Walter and Glenn. Words cannot Express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Aunt Dona was a second mother to my siblings and I after we loss our dear mother and Donas sister (Virginia) so many years ago. I will always, love and treasure the wonderful memories we had with her and the family, especially the Holidays. Keeping you in my heart always. Xoxo
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Shared by Nell Finan on February 23, 2021
To my precious brother, Henry and wonderful nephews, Walter and Glenn, Uncle Terry and I send you our love and prayers to help you through this very difficult time of saying goodbye to your wife and mother and our dear sister, Dona.  Her loving spirit will continue on in all who knew and loved her especially all of you.  Every time we walk on a beach or swim in a pool or watch a sunset,we will be thinking of Dona and remembering how much she loved being near the water.  Knowing that she now rests in the arms of Jesus and has Colleen there to kiss away her tears from missing all of you, it reaffirms our faith that one day we will all be together again at one of her Christmas parties.  I can just see her smiling when she gets to host one in Heaven!!  Oh and the joy of seeing all of our families together once again and who were surely greeting Dona as she arrived at those Pearly Gates must have filled her heart with overflowing joy.  God be with you all.  Lovingly, Uncle Terry And Aunt Nellie