FERNALD, Donna, of Falmouth, formerly of Chestnut Hill, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2019, at the age of 92. Born in Boston, Donna grew up in Jamaica Plain. She was a talented figure skater, who began her career at the Lars Anderson Rink in Brookline and was instrumental in starting and coaching the figure skating program at Boston College, where she worked for many years. Donna had a passion for gardening, architecture, classical music and just spending time at her spot in Falmouth on the ocean. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Donna will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Donna was the wife of the late Joseph Arthur Fernald. Loving mother of Joseph P. Fernald and his wife Beverly of Braintree. Sister of the late Naomi Riseman. Dear “Nana” to Joseph Fernald, Jr., Jaimée Fernald and Sean Fernald. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Memorial Visiting Hours on Wednesday, January 23rd from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. Funeral services and burial will be private.
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