2017-07-13 / Obituaries

Donna F. Floore


Donna F. Floore Donna F. Floore FAIRPORT – Donna F. Floore, 85, of Fairport, Mich., died Friday, July 7, 2017, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique where she has resided for the past few weeks.

She was born Feb. 8, 1932, in Negaunee, Mich., the daughter of Herbert and Dorothy (Polkinghorne) Watchorn and was raised in the Fayette area. She attended school in Cooks and was a graduate of the Cooks High School.

In 1961, the former Donna Watchorn married Joseph M. Floore in Lansing, Mich. and they made their home and raised their family in Ferndale, Mich. They spent summers on the Garden Peninsula following Joe’s retirement and he preceded her in death in 1992. Donna moved to Fairport permanently in 1997 and immersed herself into life on the peninsula.

She was a member of the Congregational Church in Fayette where she played the piano for many years. She also enjoyed riding the roads with her dog, attending “Jam Night” at the Port, and playing cards.

Anyone who played with her was amazed at how innocently she table talked and stole your deal! Her greatest joy, however, was her family whom she dearly loved and maximized every second they were together. She will be greatly missed.

Donna is survived by her children, Michael (fiancée Flor Joly) Floore of McDonald, Penn. and Michelle (Brenn) Kurth of Garden; and her granddaughters, Emily and Erin Kurth of Garden.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Miller.

Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Garden. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m., at the funeral home, with Pastor Darrel Pizzala officiating. Burial will be in the Sac Bay Cemetery at Fairbanks Township.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Congregational Church in Fayette.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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