Donna M. Lessard Anderson, 60, of Skowhegan, passed away unexpectedly on November 25, 2012. Donna was born on December 8, 1951 in Brockton, Massachusetts to Arthur and Beatrice Lessard. She graduated from Brockton High School and moved to Maine in 1976. She married George Anderson on August 10, 1986 at Moody Beach in Wells, Maine. Donna enjoyed working with numbers in professional settings, most recently at the State of Maine Department of Human Services. She was well-liked, made friends easily, and her co-workers enjoyed her sense of humor. Donna felt passionate about standing up for those who were treated unfairly. She liked to peruse thrift and antique shops, searching for the next great treasure. She loved her home, especially being snuggled up with a good book and her family. She enjoyed being with kids; she was at her goofiest in their company. She had a great love of the ocean, and spent many vacations on the beaches of Maine and Cape Cod. She was exceptionally proud of her daughter Sarah, who was the light of her life. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Beatrice Lessard. She is survived by her husband, George Anderson and her daughter, Sarah Anderson both of Skowhegan; her sister, Gayle Miller and daughter Malinda of Bridgton; her eight sisters- and brothers-in-law; her step-children, Melissa, William, and Madeline Anderson; her grandchildren, Zahri and Samantha; several nieces and nephews; and her best friend, Michele Currie of Bristol, Connecticut. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p. m. Sat. Dec. 1, 2012 at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville with Rev. Elbert Brewster officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Donna's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 1-800-873-6983 www.stjude.org/tribute.