Donna J. (Luke) Walton
Donna J. (Luke) Walton, 68, of Caroline
Avenue, Ipswich, died Sunday, July 24,
2016 in her home following a long
Born July 6, 1948 in Melrose, she was
the only child of Dorothy T. (Kennedy)
Luke, of Beverly, and the late George J.
Luke, Jr. Donna was raised in Peabody
and Beverly and was a 1966 graduate of
Beverly High School. Donna was a stay at
home mom while raising her
three children. Moving to Ipswich in
1984, she later went to work as
a dietary aide at the Stephen Caldwell
Nursing Home, where she worked for over
twenty years until the facility closed.
Donna loved her pets. Over the years she
had many that were dear to her heart.
There was Sandy, Caesar and Winnie. She
also enjoyed her trips to the mountains
of New Hampshire , attending fairs and
decorating for and enjoying the holiday
seasons. Her greatest joy however, was
spending time with and spoiling her five
She was predeceased by her husband
William I. Walton in October 2015. In
addition to her mother she is survived
by two sons, Scott Walton and his wife
Julie, and Mark Walton and his wife
Cara, all of NH: a daughter, Victoria
Walton of Gloucester; five
grandchildren, Abigail, Emily,
Alexander, Gabriel, and Zachariah all of
NH and aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Private arrangements are under the
direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral
Home of Ipswich .