Leslie J. Dondero
Leslie J. Dondero, 48, formerly of Haverhill, passed away on November
7, 2012 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington.
Born in Haverhill on May 25, 1964, she was the daughter of Barbara M.
(Upson) Dondero and the late Thomas L. Dondero.
Leslie graduated from Haverhill High School, Class of 1983 where she
was a member of the track and field team, and during that time she
established a state shot put record that stood for twelve years. Leslie
was an established painting contractor catering to families in the
North Shore, and was garnered the respect
of other professionals in the field for the quality of her work.
Her artistic talents allowed Leslie to develop as a sculptor
specializing in large pieces using wire, sea glass and other objects
she found interesting. She was a member of the Newburyport Art
Association, and was entered in many shows in Newburyport, Boston and
love and devotion was centered on her family and close friends, and she
will be remembered for always having a bright smile.
Besides her mother Leslie is survived by her brothers, Thomas A.
Dondero, Richard M. Dondero and his wife Charlene, David C. Dondero and
his wife Ellen, Paul A. Dondero and his wife Margaret; sisters, Linda
Perkins and husband Clifton, Joyce Donovan and husband Neil, Christine
(Tina) Cianfrocca, and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday at
11:00 a.m. at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street,
Haverhill. Calling hours Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Interment at
Elmwood Cemetery. Leslie’s family would like to express their
thanks for the excellent care and expressions of kindness extended by
the staff at Merrimack Valley Hospital and Lahey Clinic. Donations in
memory may be made to MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA