This Sunday, April 20, Donna Sullivan will be celebrating her 100th birthday. Donna (Madonna), who was born on April 20, 1914, is the eighth of ten children born to Cornelius and Clara Druyor. She married William Sullivan on Aug. 5, 1933. Donna and Bill, who passed away in 1998, had nine children, 24 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and eight great, great-grandchildren. One of Donna’s most difficult times was the loss of her one daughter, Pamela, in 2011. Pam was the wife of John Carpenter, who passed away in 1999.
Donna’s children and their spouses will be having dinner with her at the Island House on Saturday. After the dinner, they will be joined by the grandchildren and other welcome friends to enjoy a birthday cake baked by the Island House to commemorate the occasion.
Donna has written articles for the local paper and also served with the “Green Thumb” program, often serving people younger than herself. Donna has always considered her children to be her greatest treasure. In 100 years, she has faced many challenges and had many blessings. If you ask her, she would probably tell you, “They haven’t all been easy, but they’ve all been good!”
Happy birthday, Donna.