DonnaMarie C. Leberfinger 73, nurse, cooking enthusiast

By on August 8, 2012

DonnaMarie C. (Grimminger) Leberfinger, 73, of Lititz, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the Hospice of Lancaster County, Mount Joy Center.

Born in Altoona, she was the daughter of Ernest E. Grimminger of Altoona and the late Blanche A. (Rieper) Grimminger. DonnaMarie was the wife of Paul E. Leberfinger with whom she celebrated 54 years of marriage.

DonnaMarie attended the Willow Street Vo-Tech for nursing. Before she retired, she was an LPN for Dr. Frank C. Noonan Family Practice in Ephrata. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and flower gardening. DonnaMarie was a great cook. She also loved cruises to the Western and Eastern Caribbean, Disney World and Las Vegas trips. She loved spending time at their beach house in Rehoboth Beach, Del.

In addition to her husband, Paul, and father, Ernest, she is survived by three daughters: Theresa M. Leberfinger, of Lancaster; Paula R., wife of the late Michael L. Mishler, of Manheim; and Heather L., wife of Larry W. Wade, of Lititz; five siblings: Arline L., wife of Robert Leberfiner, Edward C., husband of Judith Grimminger, David E., husband of Barbara Grimminger, and Janice K. Manning, all of Altoona; and Diane L., wife of Edward Schorner, of Lititz; and several nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian burial was held on Aug. 6 at St. James Catholic Church, Lititz, with Rev. James O’Blaney, C.Ss.R., as celebrant. Interment took place on Aug. 7 at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in DonnaMarie’s memory to the Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604 or or the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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