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Tara Mary (Dougher) Donato

March 3, 2023


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Tara Mary (Dougher) Donato

March 3, 2023


Tara Mary (Dougher) Donato, 66, of North Palm Beach, FL, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2023 at the Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, FL.


She was born in Wilkes-Barre, the daughter of the late William and Mary Morrissey Dougher. Tara attended St. Pius High School in Piscataway, NJ.  She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida Atlantic University.


Tara was a high school business teacher for many years in Palm Beach County, Florida.


She loved the fine arts and was a member of the Adrienne Arsht & Kravis Center.  She enjoyed celebrating the holidays, ballroom dancing, cooking and advancing her education. She supported the Boys and Girls Club of America and Alcoholics Anonymous. Most of all Tara loved spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.


Tara is survived by her loving daughters, Meghan Nicola Donato, North Palm Beach, FL, Maureen Gargiulo, Jupiter, FL and Allison Donato, Miami Beach, FL; grandchildren, Rolando Zeledon and Calista Gargiulo; brothers, Sean Dougher, Brendan Dougher and William Dougher.


Funeral services celebrating Tara’s life will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 am from the Nat & Gawlas, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 am in St. Andrew Parish, 316 Parrish Street, Wilkes-Barre.  Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


A visitation for family and friends will be held from 8 – 9:30 am on Wednesday at the funeral home.


Condolences may be sent by visiting Tara’s obituary at www.natandgawlas,com.