Donna Freeman

ROCKLAND — Donna Louise Freeman was born Jan. 28, 1938, on Greens Island off Vinalhaven in a small lobster pound to Walter and Blanche Rogers, where Walter was working for the winter. Walter rowed them from Greens Island to Vinalhaven for her first visit with the doctor the next day. She lived her entire life on Crescent Street in Rockland’s South End, and married her high school sweetheart Richard Freeman (December 2013) in her parents’ backyard. Donna and Richard built their own home down the street where they raised three sons, Scott, John and Jason.

“I’m quite content with the way that I am.” Her high school senior quote described the way she lived her life, humble and devoted to family. She would often babysit for neighbors, as caring for little children was a delight for her. Donna was known for loving all creatures. In addition to family cats and dogs, she raised rabbits and even kept a rescued racoon who became a local celebrity.

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