Donna Lee Ellis

donna ellis
Greece: Monday, August 27, 2018 at age 61. Survived by her parents, John and Mary Jane Napolitano; loving husband of 39 years, Steve Ellis; devoted daughters, Noel Ellis, April Ellis and Stevie (Mark) Fedele;her pride and joy granddaughter, Markie Lynn Fedele; siblings, Angela (Peter) Penkin, Peter (Sandy) Napolitano and Johnna (Ronald) Raimondi; many beloved brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; several cherished nieces, nephews and cousins; dear friends. Donna was a wonderful wife, mother and the best Gigi. She had a beautiful soul and treated everyone as if they were her family. She was a great cook, very creative and enjoyed having a great time with family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Donna’s celebration of life will be held Friday, August 31st 2:00 PM at Hope Lutheran Church, 1301 Vintage Lane. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America in her memory. For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit

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  1. Dear April, our heartfelt condolences and prayers are being sent to you and your family at this tragic time. God bless you all.

  2. Deepest sympathies to all of you, during this most difficult time. Donna was ALWAYS so much fun to be around, and I shall forever cherish all of my memories of her.

  3. I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Donna. I have many memories of our childhood together. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  4. I was so sorry to hear about Donna passing. I remember her as a lovely young woman, deepest condolences to her family.

  5. May you find comfort in knowing how much Donna was loved by many. She will be missed by many. God bless your entire family.

  6. My Deepest condolences to the family So sorry to hear this my heart goes out to you all hope you fine peace in your heart that she’s in heaven

  7. Our hearts go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow. We have such wonderful memories of Donna and all our adventures over many years that will always be treasured. Donna was a great friend.

  8. So sad to hear that such a wonderful family has lost a loved one such as Donna a beautiful wife, mother and grandmother. Please know that your family is in our hearts and prayers.

  9. Steve, Noel, April, Stevie, and the rest of our Ellis Family:

    Donna was a such a wonderful woman who will be dearly missed by all of us. She was a giving and caring woman with an infectious smile. I will always remember her kindness and her laughter as well as the wonderful dishes to pass at the family reunions. I know Mom and Dad loved her dearly as well. The always spoke so highly of her and said you were a very lucky man to have met and married such a wonderful woman. It was an honor to know her and have her as part of the family. Please know that you are in all of our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  10. To Donna and her loving Family. what a great lady, women , mother, co worker and friend. what a joy it was working with you a Greece Central bus driving. i enjoy your smile, good friend, your being. i will miss you. God Bless you and Family.

  11. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP GOD BLESS
    The Pecora family

  12. Words can not express how deeply saddened we are by the passing of Donna. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

  13. Aunt Janie, Uncle John, Angela Peter and Johnna Jo, As with all of you, Donna was a huge part of my childhood.She was like a little sister to me.The fun we all had playing in the yard, swimming in the pools, at the playground or the Winter Picnics… everything we did is forver etched in my soul. Whenever i saw her we always talked about those times.It breaks my heart to know that we can never have that conversation again. It is my hope that these memoties and the all you memories of Donna you have will live in your souls and bring the happiness that they bring to me. RIP Donna Lee.

  14. Dear April and Stevie. I am so sorry about your mom. There’s no loss quite as deep as when you lose your mother, especially so young. My sincerest sympathies to you and your whole family. Find peace.
    Much love your way.

  15. I am very sorry for your loss . Losing a loved one in death is such a difficult thing to experience . Please be comforted by the promises in the Bible . Jesus tells us at John 5 : 28 , 29 that all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out . What a loving provision put in place by the God of all comfort so we can have the assured hope of seeing our dead loved ones live again one day . Meanwhile as I pray for that day to come I ask Jehovah God to bless your family and give each of you the strength to endure this most trying time . I

  16. I am sending my thoughts and prayers to both sides of this family. I don’t remember Donna or Steve all that well as I moved away when I was young.. I have been reading all these condolences and realized how loved Donna was and always will be! May you Rest In Peace Donna, and I’m sensing my love to everyone that knew her! Johnna, my coworker, please remember I’m just a phone call away!! Love ya girl!!!!

  17. I am so sorry to hear about Donna. I hope you all can find some peace knowing our Lord has her. Hope the whole family finds some comfort being together at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you

  18. My heart aches for all of you.Donna was a lovely lady, always friendly to me. God tells us in Matthew 2:18 ‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted’

  19. Our deepest condolences go out to Donna’s family. Donna was a beautiful person, inside and out. She always made a point to give Vern and I a hug and ask how we were.. We had fun times and will miss her dearly. We will continue to pray for her family.. God bless.

  20. Sending my deepest condolences. Thoughts and prayers for the entire family, and a big hug to the Raimondi’s ❤️

  21. Steve and family I am so sorry for your loss, many prayers and thoughts are with you and your family ❤

  22. Steve and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    We pray that God gives you all the strength and courage you need to endure
    this tragic loss.

    God Bless,

  23. Steve and family,
    I am so sorry to here about the passing of your wife,my deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family!

  24. Steve, Noel, April and Stevie, Please accept our sincere sympathy at the loss of your wife and mother. May she rest in peace

  25. Steve, Uncle John, Aunt Janie, Johnna, and all of Donna’s family and friends, I was deeply saddened by this news. Donna will remain in my heart as that vivacious (and sometimes naughy) personality that always brought me a smile. I truly understand your pain. Lean on the ones who can provide comfort and support and be gentle on yourselves during this time of transition. You are loved.

  26. Stevie and family.. know that I’m thinking about you. I have wonderful memories of your mom and summers spent playing soccer. You’re on my mind.

  27. Stevie, Steve and the entire Ellis family, my prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Donna was an amazing woman always with a smile on her face. Running into her often she always came up to me with a warm embrace and wanted to know how my family was, especially Timmy. She was a kind gentle loving woman. God bless you.

  28. The Ellis Family,
    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of Ms. Ellis at soccer games and tournaments. I know my words will not heal your pain, but please know I am thinking of you.

  29. Words cannot express my sorrow for you and yours. May God comfort you during this time. My deepest condolences.

  30. Dear Angela,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family for Donna’s passing. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    God bless you all,
    Carl and Sue DiLiberto

  31. Dear Stevie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom and I became friends back in our high school years. We had so much great fun together with our boyfriends at the time. Some of that reckless fun bordered on trouble, but no one ever got hurt or ‘grounded’ by our parents. I will always remember her as a kind and caring person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  32. Steve, I remember all the camping trips we had back in the day they were great times I’m so sorry for your loss Donna was a wonderful person my heart and thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family

  33. Steve, Noel, April, Stevie, Ellis and Napolitano families, I am so sorry to hear about Donna. She was a sweet, kind, loving and wonderful person. She was loved by a lot of people and will be truly missed. Her memories will live on in your heart and mines for ever. Sending lots of prayers and thoughts to your entire family. RIP Donna

  34. Steve, Stevie, & Ellis Family:

    We are deeply saddened to learn of Donna’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    We have so many fond memories of Donna. During those exciting years of coaching the Eclipse Girls Soccer team, we still remember Donna as the life of the party on and off the field. She was the team’s “number 1 fan” and brought a whole new meaning to the term “Soccer Mom”. May she Rest In Peace.

    With all our love and prayers, Coach Barb Kunkel and Phil Headley

  35. So very sorry. Thoughts and prayers from one of Donna s childhood friends from Biscayne Drive
    Hugs from Alaska. Rest in peace sweet Donna.

  36. To the whole family. We are all very sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed by all of us at the Parkway Family Restaurant Thinking of all of you at this time. Your are in our thoughts and prayers

  37. We, as many, were heart broken to hear about Donna’s passing. We met Steve and Donna through a friend that worked with Donna and let me tell you, just smiles, laughs and love. I’ll never forgot Donna’s laugh, smile and her wit!! Times spent with Steve, Donna, family and friends, even if only a handful, will be cherished memories. We wish peace to Steve, her entire family and countless friends through this time. May you Rest In Peace Donna, you sweet thang!! Another ANGEL looking over…

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