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Donna Romero

Obituary for Donna Romero

October 24, 1935 - May 18, 2019
San Antonio, Texas | Age 83


Every now and then Heaven allows an angel to walk among us. Those angels share their kindness, compassion, and love and then the Lord calls them home. On May 18th, the Lord called Donna Marie Romero (nee Lee) home. Born in Chicago, Ill. on October 24, 1935 to Catherine O'Loughlin and Francis Lee, Donna spent her early years in Michigan and Lockport, NY. In Lockport, she would meet her two life-long friends Joanna and Catherine Rose. Donna graduated from St. Joseph's Academy and pursued a career in nursing, attending Canisius College and earning her R.N. from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Buffalo, NY.

Her career in nursing would take her from upstate New York to Washington D.C. to West Palm Beach, FL to Mexico City, Mexico to San Antonio, TX. In San Antonio, she would settle in to 32 years of service at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa as a Critical Care ICU Nurse. Later, Donna would earn her Bachelors of Nursing from the University of the Incarnate Word. A Spurs season ticket holder since 1987, Donna was a fixture at the games in her Tony Parker jersey and Spurs logo earnings. The games were an experience that she enjoyed sharing with her with her son Stephen and later her friend Marilyn Oviedo. A bonded team, Donna and Stephen shared a love of jazz, the humor of life, and traveling.

After retiring from CHRISTUS in 1999, Donna settled in to her next role as a grandmother to Aidan and Kathryn. She loved watching her grandkids experience life and loved hearing about their days at school and the activities they were involved in.

Her nurse's touch had an immediate calming effect. Her sincere honesty and compassion made all feel welcomed and cared for. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

Donna is survived by her son, Stephen Romero, and her daughter-in-law, Shannyn Romero, as well as her grandchildren, Aidan Romero and Kathryn Romero, and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a visitation on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30pm at Porter Loring Funeral Home on McCullough.

7:30 P.M.

SATURDAY- MAY 25, 2019
12:00 NOON

Donna will be laid to rest in Lockport, NY next to her mom.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests considering a donation to the Healthwell Foundation which provided medical financial assistance to Donna during her courageous fight. Donations can be made at

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Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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