Donna Woloshen of Weston died peacefully at her home on Sept. 27 surrounded by family after a long and courageous struggle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. She was 68.

She was raised in Springfield, and spent her childhood summers on Martha’s Vineyard. She was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and received a master’s degree in speech pathology from Boston University. Donna practiced her profession for many years, first as the head of the speech department in East Bridgewater, and later for the Olney, Md., school system, Easter Seals, and then in private practice in Chicago. She specialized in treating young children with cleft palates and elderly stroke victims.

She was predeceased by her parents Donal MacPhee and Jean Nevin MacPhee. She was the beloved wife for over 40 years of Daniel Woloshen and devoted mother to Judy Woloshen of New York city. Donna is also survived by her niece, Lisa Cohen of Watertown, and sister in law and brother in law Deborah and Robert Cohen of Worcester. She leaves many cousins in Edgartown, where her family originated. She will be remembered most by her kindness to everyone, her devotion to family and friends and her timeless beauty.

Services took place at the Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel in Salem. Interment followed at Maple Hill Cemetery in Peabody.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Cure/PSP, 30 E. Padonia Road, Ste 201, Timonium, MD 21093. For online condolences, please visit