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Obituary for Donna J. (Van Loan) Brice

Donna J, (Van Loan) Brice, 61, of South Road, Town of Kingston, passed away at home while in the comforting presence of her loving family on Thursday, May 6th, 2021, following a battle with cancer.

She was born in Kingston, NY on November 4, 1959, a daughter of Donald L. Van Loan of Port Ewen, and the late Joan (Stowell) Van Loan. Donna was raised in Port Ewen where she attended Port Ewen Elementary School and graduated Kingston High School Class of 1977.

She was employed for most her life in retail beverage sales for various locations which include her family's store, Van Loans Discount Beverage in Port Ewen, and her and her husband's business, Brice Discount Beverage in Kingston. She was most recently employed as a bus driver with Ethan Allen Bus Company.

Donna enjoyed visiting the casinos, and also watching her husband race dirt pro stocks in the Pro Stock Division at Accord Speedway.

Most important to her was her number one, her grandson "JJ" .

Donna is survived by her husband of 25 years, Leonard G. Brice, one daughter, Jessica Parisella, and her fiance Justin Benjamin, of Kingston, one grandson, "JJ", four siblings, Donald (Michelle) Van Loan of Ulster Park, Diane (Barry) Paradies of Port Ewen, Jody Van Loan of Port Ewen, and David (Kristin) Van Loan of Port Ewen. Many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, Town of Esopus on Monday, May 10, 2021, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

The Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Port Ewen, officiated by Rev. William Scafidi, followed by burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Donna's memory to: Hudson Valley Hospice: