Donna Marie Gaul, age 59, passed away on February 24, 2020 at Duke University Medical Center. She was born to the late Richard E. Hintz and Ethel May Caramico-Hintz on January 30, 1961 in Patterson, New Jersey.
Donna was a warm, welcoming woman who never met a stranger. She loved her family, her faith, and all of her many “other children”. She cared for everyone as if they were her own.
Donna is survived by her husband, John Joseph Gaul, Sr; her three loving children, John Joseph Gaul, Jr., Melissa Ann Gaul and Jamie Lee Gaul; and her grandson, Grayson Blayne Gaul. She is also survived by her siblings, Gloria Caramico, Dominic Caramico, Philip Caramico and Richard Hintz and her many Gaul siblings, family and friends. Donna will be fondly remembered by all of her extended family and friends and those that called her Mama Donna.
Donna was predeceased by her parents Ethel and Richard; her in-laws, James and Eleanor Gaul; and her brother-in-law, Michael “Mikey” Gaul.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Gentry-Newell and Vaughan, 503 College Street, Oxford, NC, 27565. Prayer service to begin at 8:00 pm.
Funeral mass on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11am at St. James Catholic Church, 3275 US-158 BYP, Henderson, NC 27537.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to any of the following organizations:
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Research https://www.christopherreeve.org/
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To honor Donna’s memory, we ask that you spread love and kindness to all that you meet.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
The Gaul family is proudly being served by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home, 503 College St., Oxford, NC, 27565.