Donelda LaRue


Donelda A. LaRue, 70, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020. She was born in Keene Valley, NY on December 11, 1949 to Joseph and Geneva LaRue.

Donna was the owner and operator of D and D Antiques. She worked for Bank of America for several years and later was a bus monitor for the Burnt Hills School District.

Donna enjoyed reading mystery novels, bowling, going to the races at Albany Saratoga Speedway, visiting the local fairs, watching the cardinals and pansies in her backyard, her favorite vacation spot Cape Cod, road trips and garage sales.

She was the life of the party and loved music and dancing with her family.

She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Geneva and her siblings George LaRue, Michael LaRue and Susan LaRue Doyle. Donna is survived by her sons Dennis Warren, Jr. (Kathy) and Darrin Warren (Jay Anderson) and their father Dennis Warren, Sr.; grandchildren Kayla, Derrick and Keely; siblings Alma Getman, Margaret LaRue and Jo-Etta Butler; stepmother Doris LaRue; BFF, caregiver and “sister” Jane DeVarnne; her beloved cat Miss Sassy and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, February 28 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm. Burial will be in Sweetman Cemetery in the Spring.

Memorial contributions in memory of Donna may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The family would like to thank Dr. David Ford and Community Hospice of Schenectady for their care and compassion.

Guest Book

Kris Felton

Dear Darrin & Family
God certainly broke the mold when your Mom/Donna was born. There isn't another person on this earth quite like her. We met while working together for the bus transportation dept. for the BHBL CSD. She sure had a zest for life. On bright, beautiful sunny days she loved driving her car, windows down, listening to country music blasting from her car sterio. She always kept her car so nice and clean, shiny and polished. Also, I always wondered how she kept her white sneakers so clean all the time! Donna loved taking pictures of sunrises, especially early mornings on the school bus. She would always say "Look at that sunrise Krissy! She'd have me stop and pull over so she could take a picture. (No one else but Donna called me by that name) She enjoyed her students, always keeping them safe, making them laugh and making them feel good about going to school. She would always greet them with a smile. She enjoyed taking drives, going up North to see family and visiting the ice castle in Saranac Lake. She liked to go out to eat for breakfast with friends at the local diners and was always up for a burger and a beer! She always thought of others with simple gestures of candy, cards, or a genuine hug. Her laugh was unmistakable. She loved her family and her large extended family (I could never keep them all straight) She spoke of them quite often and tell me stories of her Aunt Phoebe. She will be missed and thought of always. Rest in peace.

Felicia

So sorry for your loss.

Marge and Dick Shadick

Dick and I are saddened to read that your mom has passed. Even though you were expecting it, it still hurts and you will miss her always. Take solace in knowing that you were a good son and took great care of her. Keeping her home with you gave her peace. She's done suffering and now she is looking down at you with a smile and a thank you. She'll always be near.
Our sympathies
Marge and Dick

Chuck Lucia

My condolences go out to Donna's family. Just a quick story as I doubt any of you would know me. I attended elementary school with Donna (remembered as Donelda). Believe it or not, we were nothing more than students/friends for a short period of time however were treated similarly by our classmates. Interestingly enough her/our memory of that time has popped in and out of my life and I'm grateful for those memories and her kindness to me. I once read a comment that the price of love is loss, I am so sorry for your loss.

Randy Myers

My condolences goes out to Donna's family, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Sherry Abend

To Alma and family, I’ll so very sorry for the loss of your sister. Our thoughts are with you❤️❤️❤️

Martha and Michael Mancini

Our beautiful and wonderful friend, Donna, has always been so special to us. She was one of the most loyal and compassionate friends any persons could have. We appreciated her kindness and love over the past 30-years. We can almost see her happy, well, and enjoying the paradise that she is now in...safe in the arms of Jesus. We will see you later, our special friend.

Teena LaRue Duncan

Donna your a great lady and will always be loved and missed by all. You have now entered through heavens golden Gates and are pain free and where you will be greeted at heaven doors by Uncle Joe and Aunt Jean and your siblings. . I love you my beautiful cousin may you RIP. ❤️❤️

Al and Doris Hoffman

Gone but never forgotten. We love you. RIP.