Obituary of Donna Marie Briguet
Donna taught Kindergarten and first grade at St. Joan of Arc in Jackson Heights where she also coached softball for many years.
Donna found her “life partner'' in Eric Briguet, while at Fordham. They married in 1990. The highlight of her life was the arrival of her “special girls”: Nicole Therese in 1993 and Noelle Ann in 2000.
After moving to Manhasset in June, 2000, Donna coached PAL softball for both daughters, volunteered as a CCD teacher at St. Mary’s and also served as a Girl Scout leader.
Donna was passionate about her garden and loved all aspects of nature, especially the beaches in Montauk. Deeply devoted to her family, she was the “glue” that held four generations together. She was a fantastic cook who enjoyed entertaining family and friends. Her door was always open to one and all. She was generous in all aspects of her life: her time, her talent, and her treasure; she quietly supported many charities.
Donna was an active parishioner at St. Mary’s where she frequently attended daily liturgy, and participated in scripture study. She found peace in prayer and lived out the words of the prophet Micah: “to act justly, to love tenderly, to serve one another, and to walk humbly with God.”
In addition to her parents, husband and children, Donna is survived by her siblings, Theresa and John (Patty) Houseman, many cousins, nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends. Donna will be remembered for her passionate spirit, love of life and her dry sense of humor.
Donna was incredibly proud of her daughter Noelle’s work with the B+ Foundation, the largest provider of financial assistance to families of kids with cancer in the U.S. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: UDance B+ Foundation, in Memory of Donna Briguet.