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Donna D. Olig

Donna D. Olig

1927 - 2017


Donna D. Olig, 90, Watertown, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Samaritan Summit Village.

Mrs. Olig was born August 14, 1927 in Tupper Lake, NY, daughter of Daniel and Ruth Guernsey Donovan of St. Regis Falls.  As a young person she moved to Watertown to live with her aunt and uncle. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1944, attended Watertown School of Commerce,  night classes at Jefferson Community College and courses at the American Institute of Banking (AIB),which now is a part of American Banking Association Training. A marriage to Lawrence Olig ended in divorce. 

Mrs. Olig was employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Watertown and Albany, Marine Midland Trust Company of Northern New York and Tropical Chevrolet, Inc. in Miami FL. Mrs. Olig began her career at Key Bank in 1957 and in 1959 joined the trust department, then named, the National Bank of Northern New York.  In 1969, Mrs. Olig was promoted to administrative assistant, in 1979 was appointed as an assistant trust officer and retired in 1988 as a trust officer from Key Bank of Northern New York.

Mrs. Olig was a former board member of Mercy of Northern New York and the Watertown Sportsman’s Club. She participated in fund raising for WNPE – WNPI, volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the YWCA craft store, and  was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club. Mrs Olig loved to travel she especially enjoyed London, Paris and Italy. 

Surviving is a son Mark and his wife Tina Foti, Watertown and her cat Ali.  A brother Daniel Donovan died in 2014. 

There are no calling hours.  There will be a graveside service Monday, September 11, 2017, at 2pm  at St Ann’s Cemetery in St. Regis Falls, NY with Reverend Alfred H. Fish officiating.  Arrangements are with D.L, Calarco Funeral Home, Inc.

A special thanks to the staff on the 2nd floor south skilled nursing at the summit for all the love and care that Donna received.

Contributions may be made to the Jefferson County , SPCA, 25056 Water Street, Watertown, NY 13601. Condolences may be made to

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Condolences left by other guests:

Mark, I was very saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have many fond memories of her from our younger years. Please know I’m thinking of you and Tina and praying for your peace and comfort.

By Sherry Damon Brown on 09 11, 2017

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Mark and Tina,
So sorry for your loss. God bless her- she sure was beautiful and we admire her work and travel experiences. May she rest in peace.
Dane and Maria

By Maria Ellingsworth on 09 11, 2017

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Dear Mark,
Her time finally came.  I remember our many talks about her.  You were a loving and devoted son.  You can be proud of that.  You and Tina are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. 
Sandy Hamilton

By Sandra Hamilton on 09 09, 2017

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I met Donna while a legal secretary with Paul E. Brown, attorney at law, whose office was on 4th floor of National Bank Bldg., just down the hall from office where Donna worked.
She was always a happy person and liked to talk once in awhile. A cheerful woman, well-liked.
We likely had many of same friends, working in that confluz of many attorneys, Marlyn Brady being probably one of them.
Remembered with condolences to her family.

By Elly Fyles Zimmer on 09 09, 2017

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Donna was one of several women who welcomed me into the Watertown Business and Professional Women’s Club. She was smart, beautiful and fun! We shared some great times together. I am so sorry for your loss.

By Anne Richter on 09 08, 2017

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Dear Mark and Tina, please accept our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your Mom.  I hold such dear memories of your mom from when I use to work in the Trust Department with her and our days at National Bank NNY and Key Trust. Also of how much you were loved and how proud your Mom always was of you Mark.  Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.  Carmen

By Carmen and Eliot Dickson on 09 08, 2017

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I was so sorry to read about your mother’s passing.  She was a very sweet lady. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Hugs!!

By Michelle Morse Handy on 09 08, 2017

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Mark, I’m very sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. She was an awesome lady and will be greatly missed….and I’m sure that she’s in a better place

By Michael Bulger on 09 08, 2017

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Mark & Tina
So sorry for your loss! I worked with your Mom at the bank. I worked the midnight shift & she was always there a 6 am to make sure the bank balanced to the penny! Lovely lady!

Julie Derrigo

By Julie Derrigo on 09 07, 2017

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I’ll miss you so much, my little angel Donna
Lee Rolfe

By Lee Rolfe on 09 07, 2017

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I am so sorry for your loss I will miss her a lot.

By Lisa Lowes on 09 06, 2017

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