Donna Jean Brown,77, of Morgantown, passed away Friday, May 26, 2023, with her loved ones by her side. The daughter of the late Vincent Anthony Bracciale and Jeanette Louise Prolago, she was born October 9, 1945, in Steubenville, OH.
After graduating from Charles Town High School, class of 1963, Donna continued her education by earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Ohio Valley Hospital, School of Nursing, graduating with honors. Donna loved her 42-year career at WVU Hospital where she touched the lives of many people. She continued to further educate herself to become a diabetes educator. From 1993-1994 she was the West Virginia Diabetes Educator of the Year. Donna was a member of St. John University Parish in Morgantown.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, William “Bill” Brown, and son, William “Russ” Brown, Jr., and his wife Lisa of Morgantown. Also, surviving are three grandchildren, Riley, Trey, and William R. Brown, III; sisters, Mary (Bill) Weary of York, Pa., and Tina Bracciale of Ky.; brother, Vincent “Jimbo” (Terry) Bracciale of Md., and many nieces and nephews.
Honoring her wishes, cremation is being arranged by Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home.
A memorial mass will be held at St. John University Parish at 11a.m. on Saturday, July 29, with Rev. Fr. Phillip R. Szabo as celebrant.