Donna M. (Rudolph) Millard

1945 - 2021


 Donna Marie Millard (Rudolph), 75, of Syracuse, lost her battle with cancer, on Monday March 8th, 2021. Born in Syracuse, New York, November 22nd 1945. Donna was predeceased by her parents Mary Rudolph- Fedkiw (née Darrow) and Charles E. Rudolph, and her two siblings Bill Lowe and Gertrude Sheggrud, as well as her ex-husband Dan Millard. Donna graduated in 1963 from Syracuse Central Tech. For 20 years she was employed by Syracuse City School district where she excelled as a buyer. In her retirement, Donna dedicated her time as a caregiver for several elderly friends.
Donna was an adoring daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and Aunt, who was deeply loved by so many of her friends and extended family. She will always be remembered for her sense of humor, her generosity, and her compassion. Her most favorite ways to show her love was through her cooking, her conversations and her giving spirit. One of her greatest joys was being a member of the East congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Her faith in Jehovah was unconditional. She loved speaking of her hope for the future of a grand paradise on Earth where, “...death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away” (Revelations 21:4).
Survived by her children, Michelle Shenandoah (Leon Shenandoah III), Jason Millard, Chad Millard and Mallory Hill; Grand-daughters Erica Shenandoah, Ayla Shenandoah and great- grand daughter, Auriya Lambertson. A zoom memorial will be held in her honor. For information on the memorial please email

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Fred Jones Jr

March 18, 2021 9:54 PM

Donna was a true friend to me. she had a knack for seeing people that were (broken} and she could help them just often by her smile. I will miss her greatly.  She was like a mother in many ways to me. Everyone who she came in contact with benefited after speaking with her. Take care Michelle, Chad, Mallory, and Family. Fred Jones Jr

Barbara kennedy

March 18, 2021 3:33 PM

Barbara kennedy

March 18, 2021 3:31 PM

😘Joy is being reunited with a childhood friend from elementary school 50 yrs later when your maiden name is yelled out in a parking lot and you think that's a voice from the pass. 


March 17, 2021 10:41 AM

Sister Millard was one of the sweetest sisters in the East Cong. She always spoke of how much she loved her family and she was always eager to be upbuilding to the friends. She had such a soft smile. I will surely miss seeing her sweet face but also I am so happy she is no longer in pain. The future is bright as she stuck close to her core beliefs in life. Its just around the corner.

Eileen Sienkiewicz

March 16, 2021 12:01 PM

Donna had the most beautiful smile. She was quick to laugh and was always one who was a loyal friend. She believed in helping others.
I will miss sharing a friendly phone call and catching up on her life. She always wanted the best for those she loved.
I remember her just like that picture when I first met her. Lots of wonderful memories.
Just around the corner my dear friend...
Eileen Sienkiewicz

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