Donna Marie Coleman, 83, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at home, surrounded by love from her daughter and son, as well as prayers from loved ones.

She was a warrior who battled several health issues in the last eight years, always keeping her positive attitude and radiant smile. Coleman, strong in her Catholic faith, now rests in peace with her heavenly family. Her living family and friends will miss her greatly and live in hope of being together with her again someday.

She was born and raised in upstate New York, spent most of her adult life raising a family in Maryland and retired from her state job as an administrative assistant to lawyers in Rockville, Md. After she retired, she moved to the Delaware shore, where she made many friends who were like a second family to her.

Coleman is survived by her daughter, Kelly Coleman; her son, Bradley Coleman and his wife, Julia; her grandsons, John and Jake Coleman; her sisters, Mary Thorne and Thelma Moorehead; her brothers, Francis George Jr. and Charles George; her nieces and nephews; her Cottage Café family; and many friends and loved ones.

A celebration-of-life party will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Clarksville Chapel, Ocean View, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial donations to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 10963 ( Condolences may be sent online at