Donata Trombly Lorette

MILFORD, NH – On January 30th, Donata Trombly Lorette passed peacefully from this world, surrounded by her loving family at Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH.

Known as Doni, she was born in Nashua, NH, on March 1, 1942, to Weston and Mildred (Welch) Trombly. She attended Milford schools and later earned a degree from Hesser College in Nashua. She was employed in the field of Purchasing for many years.

Doni’s life was defined by family, faith and humor. She was devout in her Catholic faith, loved music and dancing, and, according to her grandson, “made the best bread and butter.” She enjoyed watching car races, playing Scrabble, and contributing to the success of home shopping networks. Maternal to her core, nothing made her happier than mothering her big, extended family.

She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, and sang in the choir for many years. It was a source of pride and happiness for her.

She was predeceased by a dear brother, Weston F. Trombly.

She is survived by her daughter, Melissa Deschenes of Milford; son, Sean Lorette of Rindge; and sons and daughters-in-law, Jesse and Dana Lorette and Joe and Samantha Cestarich, all of Milford. She adored her grandchildren, Jolie, Lucien, Lucy, Liliana, Angelo, Cameron, Dominic and Elaina; as well as all the children who knew and loved her as Grammie Doni. She is also survived by her sister, Claire Castanino of Bedford; two brothers, Brian Trombly of Northfield, NH, and Rod Trombly of Loudon, TN; and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She lives on in the hearts of her family, friends, and her cherished “other kids” whom she nurtured, prayed for, sometimes nagged, and always loved.

Calling hours were held from 4:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, February 3rd, in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 4th, in St. Patrick’s Church, 34 Amherst Street, Milford.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the good folks at Community Hospice House of Merrimack ( or the SHARE Program of Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-