Donna J. McHugh
(Tuesday - October 05, 2021) - Donna J. McHugh, age 90, of Quinnesec, passed away on Friday, October 1, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.

Donna was born July 12, 1931 in Stambaugh, daughter of the late Donald and Mary (Zyskowski) Rae. She graduated from Iron River High School in 1948 and went on to attend Northern Michigan University where she earned her Bachelor and two Masters Degrees. Donna taught in the Breitung Township School District for 30 years and served as teachers union president for many years before retiring in 1995. Throughout her career she touched the lives of many. Donna loved animals and had many treasured pets over the years. She enjoyed the arts and tried her hand in oil painting, stain glass and ceramics.

Donna is survived by her son, Jim McHugh of Quinnesec; a granddaughter, Shannon (Scott) Sanders; a great granddaughter, Bryonna Sanders; a sister-in-law, Gloria (Sarafini) Rae; nieces and nephews, Don Rae, Robyn (Dave) Andreski and Derek Rae; many great nieces and nephews; special friend, Denise Haupt; and care-givers, Nathan and Heather Zemar.

In addition to her parents, Donna was also preceded in death by two brothers, William "Bill" Rae and Francis "Frank" Rae and sister-in-law, Sophie (Budzek) Rae.

In accordance with Donna's wishes, private services will be held.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.