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Dona (Snapp) Neno, 87, of Brockport and formerly of Lansing, NY, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2022, while surrounded by her loving family. Born in Berkshire, NY, on August 25, 1934, she was the only child of the late Sherman Reed and Ruby (Bemis) Snapp. Dona graduated from Newark Valley High School and became employed with Grange League Federation in Ithaca. She went on to work as a law secretary in Ithaca before embarking on a career at Lansing Central Schools, first as a teacher aide and retiring as a secretary.
Dona had a love for sewing, playing piano, and cats. For many years, she was a leader for the 4-H Rec Club. Later in life, she was an active member of the Lansing and Groton Senior Citizens and enjoyed her walks in the Ithaca mall with the walking group.
In part because she grew up as an only child, Dona was fiercely devoted to her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roderic S. Neno, on May 4, 2009. She is survived by her son, Sam (Penny) Neno and grandchildren, Elly (Matt) Starner, Emmett (Stephanie) Neno, and Erin Neno; her daughter, Sue (Scott) McArthur and grandchildren, Tessa and Derek McArthur; and four great-grandchildren.
Friends and family are invited to a period of visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing. A memorial service officiated by Pastor David Quigley will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in North Lansing Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Dona’s name to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or online at www.alz.org/donate.
Sue, so sorry to hear about your mom. She was always so nice when I would see her. It's so hard to lose a parent.
Lisa(Payne) Lychalk Feb 24 2022 5:57 PM
I am just finding out of this. Mrs. Neno was an amazing woman. She was secretary in the elementary school when I was there. Fond memories from then and many many years after. Much love and condolences to her family. She will be missed.
Bret McDermott Feb 19 2022 9:06 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss. Dona was a dear friend that I went to school
with and graduated in the Class of 1952. I'm sorry that I missed her
services since I just found out about her passing. She will be missed by
all that knew her. Mary Okrepkie Buckingham, Class of 1952
Mary Buckingham Feb 17 2022 2:39 PM
Many of us enjoyed Dona as a co-worker and a friend. She was kind, fun, "sharp," hard-working, patient , witty, and all those things that made her a joy and a delight. I am grateful for phone conversations with her. - even over the phone her twinkle came through. She knew how to live and love and share.
Jill (DeKay) Vaughan Feb 10 2022 10:50 AM
Sue, Sam and families,
You are family to Michele, Erica and me—when we lived next door, you adopted us. We have amazing memories of so many good times with your family. You had the Best Parents. You will always be our family.
Michele, Erica and Jan
Jan Drier Batzer Feb 7 2022 10:02 AM
We have years of fond memories of Dona which we will cherish. She will be missed. Hugs to all of her family.
Miles and Debbie Munson
Miles and Debbie Munson Feb 3 2022 6:44 PM
So sorry for your loss❤️
Many fond memories of Donna
at Lansing Elementary School, as my teacher's assistant, vacation Bible school, and visiting with her at pyramid mall.
Heidi Solomon Noggle
Heidi Noggle Feb 3 2022 4:28 PM
Sending love and prayers for a wonderful family. Dona was a very special woman.
The Edgar's Feb 2 2022 3:50 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Dona Neno
The Edgar Family Feb 2 2022 3:48 PM
Our deepest sympathies to all of the Neno's. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe and Cindy MacNeil Feb 1 2022 5:23 PM