Remembering Regina Donovan

Donovan Regina obit photoRegina “Jeanne” Donovan
April 21, 2020

Regina “Jeanne” Donovan, age 65, formally Regina Margotta, of Mt. Cobb, who lived most of her life in Dunmore, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at home surrounded by her family.  Her devoted husband of over 20 years is Paul Donovan.  

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Frank “Mabock” and Rosie Margotta.  She graduated from Dunmore High School in 1972, and before her retirement in 2010, she was employed by the Dunmore School District.  

Jeanne and Paul enjoyed traveling and sailing on many cruises. Jeanne especially loved when they were joined by family on their many adventures.  Jeanne’s legacy is her love for animals.  She displayed a selfless love toward all animals and her home was a haven for many different animals who visited her daily.  Often, she would open her home to feed or nurse a stray or any animal that needed extra love or a little help.  Jeanne was once honored by the Lackawanna County Commissioners and featured on the news for her heroic actions to save the life of an endangered Blue Herron at McDade Park.  Her love for animals was endearing and will be missed by all, especially the animals under her care. 

Surviving are her two loving children, Jill White and husband Matthew of Jefferson Township and Frank Margotta and his wife Melissa of Nicholson Township.   Additionally, Jeanne, affectionately known as “Gege” is survived by her six grandchildren, Shelbe, Haile, Abbie, Frankie, Ellie, and Angelo who were the light of her life.   Jeanne is also survived by her devoted sisters Lucy Roth of Scranton, and Connie Uhrin of Old Forge.  

The family would like to thank the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their support and compassion, but most importantly they would like to thank her devoted sisters Lucy and Connie who stayed by her side administered the care and comforted her in her last days.   

A celebration of Jeanne’s life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements and care provided by Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., Dunmore.

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