Donna J. Frye, 62, formerly of Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Donna J. Frye, 62, formerly of Watertown, passed away July 7, 2021, at the Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Syracuse where she had resided since 2016.

Born May 3, 1959, in Watertown, NY, a daughter of John B and Joyce E. (LaLonde) Gill, she graduated in 1977 from Watertown High School.  She then graduated from JCC in 1979 with an Associate’s Degree in Business and Accounting.

Donna worked as an accountant for various businesses in Watertown. She moved to Florida in 1986 where she continued to work as an accountant until she retired in 2010 due to health reasons.

She enjoyed gardening, traveling and she loved her kitty’s.

She is survived by her parents John B. and Joyce E. Gill, FL; two sons, Jason and Eric St. Croix, FL; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, James (Darlene) Gill, NC, David Gill, Watertown, Herbert (Rebecca) Desrosiers, FL, Lester Gill, NY; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Deborah Aubin, Las Vegas and Christina (Michael) Tundo, Watertown; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Daniel Desrosiers.

Arrangements are with the Bruce Funeral Home, Black River.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Maple Hill Cemetery in the town of Rutland.

Donations may be made to the Huntington’s Disease Society at

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