Donna C. Pippin

  • DIED: January 3, 2014
  • LOCATION: Stafford Springs, Connecticut

On January 3, 2014, my dear mother, Donna C. Pippin, 73, of Stafford Springs, CT, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the loving home of her granddaughter, Candice A. Mordasky and daughter, Beth A. Reim, after a long and very courageous battle with cancer. My mother was a very gracious and caring woman whom always placed her family's needs and concerns above her own. Mom worked for Big Y Supermarket in Stafford Springs for many years. She so much enjoyed the company of her co-workers; of which many had become close friends of hers. Donna enjoyed candle making, gardening, and collecting cat figurines. Her passion was growing and nurturing an astonishing amount of both indoor citrus trees, Jasmines, and beautiful Hoyas. My mother and I made many trips; town by town, green house to green house, purchasing those "Gotta Have" Botanical beauties. Those were wonderful times for the two of us. Aside from the tremendous amount of love and compassion she had for her daughter, four grandchildren, and her two great granddaughters, the other half of her dear heart was filled with the joy, happiness and love she held for her pets. Mom raised three parrots. An African Grey, a Cockatoo, and a crabby, mouthy green Amazon named "Rags". Mom adored each and every one of them. When all three parrots begin their daily sing-a-longs together, our home mimics the sounds of being in the middle of the Amazon Rain Forest. My daughter, Candice and I, are now caring for her beloved parrots and will continue to do so with the same love and passion as my mother did. My mother will be sadly missed by her family and by all of those whom have had the privilege of having her as a friend. Another one of my mother's greatest joys was being able (while she was physically able to do so herself) to get into her Civic and leave the home for any reason whatsoever. My mom passed away knowing that she was loved and cherished by her daughter, Beth; grandchildren, Christopher, Crystal, Candice, and Corey Mordasky; great grandchildren, Hannah Chartier and Victoria Mordasky; and several loving nieces and nephews. My mother passed away knowing that her loved ones are strong, loving and compassionate individuals. My mother passed away knowing that her beloved pets were going to be taken care of safely and were to be given the same love and devotion that she gave them over the past decades: it seems parrots live FOREVER. My mom passed away knowing her family was committed to her and there wasn't one single request denied her. My dear mother passed away with peace finally in her heart. My mother never expected nor asked any one person for anything that I know of. She considered just the thought of that shameful and inappropriate. With that in mind, I respectfully ask that in lieu of donations, please take a moment after reading this and call your loved one and tell them you love them. I found that after many years, THIS was the most important gift I gave my mother. You are finally free Ma. I love you – Beth. For online condolences, please visit:


“ Dear Beth, My sincere condolences to you and your family. I loved seeing your mom at the Big Y even though I didn't know she was your mom for the...Read More »

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