GRAFTON, Mass. - Donna M. (Mierzejewski) Frykholm, 62, died Tuesday, September 4, 2012 following a brief illness.
She is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Andrew Frykholm; her sisters, Joanne Granger and her husband David, Rita Wackell and her husband Richard; her brother, Richard Mierzejewski, and her brother in law Richard Frykholm and his wife Laurie. She also leaves several nieces, nephews and grand nephews. Her brothers Frank, Paul, Henry and Joseph Mierzejewski and sisters Theresa Perron and Dorothy Dulmane all predeceased her.
Donna shared a deep and profound love for animals, especially her beloved Standard Poodles Mitzy and Millie, along with her other poodles Alfie, Benji, Bridget, and Molly who have also passed. Her former poodle Bridget, during a walk near her home one day pulled away from her leash and innocently introduced Donna to Andrew, her soul mate. They eventually married following that meeting and those who knew Donna will remember the two of them as inseparable.
Donna was born March 1, 1950 in Worcester, daughter of the late Josephine (Serwecki) and Frank Mierzejewski. She grew up there and graduated from St. Mary's High School and then attended Saint Vincent Nursing School. For many years Donna worked at the Health Department in Worcester, and then at Future Electronics in Westborough before retiring to care for the home they built in Grafton in the neighborhood they both loved so much.
Donna and Andrew traveled extensively, visiting national parks across the U.S. and Canada, with particularly memorable trips to Yellowstone National Park and Bryce Canyon. They also loved to visit the Maine seacoast. Donna also loved gardening, hiking, and reading. Those who loved her will remember her warm, generous heart. She will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers her family requests memorial contributions to the charity of one's choice .
All are invited to calling hours for Donna Friday, September 7 from 5 to 8 p.m at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., N. Grafton, MA 01536. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 8 at 11 a.m at St. James Church, 89 Main St., S. Grafton, MA 01560. All attending the Funeral Mass are politely requested to go directly to the church. She will then be laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in South Grafton.
Directions and an online condolence book to share memories of Donna are available at