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Rhonda L. (Crosby) Doney

October 9, 1964 ~ April 17, 2020 (age 55)


OXFORD – Rhonda L. (Crosby) Doney, 55, of Old Howarth Road, died peacefully and comfortably on Friday, April 17, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester with her family by her side.  She is survived by her husband, Mark R. Doney of Oxford; two sons, Keenan J. Doney and Braden C. Doney, both of Oxford; two brothers, Jeffrey Crosby of Natick and Paul Crosby and his partner Sharon Dawes of Mendon; a sister, Kathy Gurley of Marlborough; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many friends, including Pat Hokanson of Oxford.  She was predeceased by her brother Mark Crosby who died in 2018.  She was born in Framingham, daughter of the late Curtis and Winifred (Keenan) Crosby, and lived in Framingham before moving to Oxford in 1995.  She graduated from Keefe Technical High School in Framingham in 1982.

Mrs. Doney worked in the cafeteria and snack shack at Oxford High School for 12 years.  She loved working at the high school and interacting with the students.  Her greatest joy was her family and spending time with her boys.  She will be remembered as a happy, positive person who enjoyed doing things for others, being a great friend, and being the best mother. 

Rhonda was an amazing woman and devoted mother.  She changed the lives of many students at Oxford High School.  She was the glue that held everything together and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Due to gathering restrictions in Massachusetts, a celebration of her life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Keenan and Braden Doney Memorial Fund, c/o Hometown Bank, 31 Sutton Avenue, Oxford, MA 01540.  Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.

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