Donna M. Casella

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Donna did for Donna last. Doing for others was her way of life. Her children were her first priority then came others putting her last in line. But Donna did enjoy life especially annual cruises with “the girls”, vacations sunning at Ocean City beach, Joker Poker at the casinos, and any meal at all at local dinners. Working for Aramark gave Donna another opportunity to serve others.. She managed the kitchen at Camden Catholic High School. She was a fighter until the end battling cancer.
Donna is survived by her son, Alfio “Bud”,(Fiancée Kate Daily) and daughter Dana ,her twin and best friend Sue Caltabiano (Ron), brothers, Vincent and Steven (Robyn), and special niece, Tammy and nephews, Ronnie, Ryan, and Michael Caltabiano. She was the former wife of Alfio Casella and daughter of the late Patricia and Vincent Musumeci.
Come celebrate 59 giving years Tuesday from 6-8pm and Wednesday from 9-10am at Daley Life Celebration Studio. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 am at St. Joseph’s Church. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
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10 thoughts on “Donna M. Casella

  1. Mary (Marino) Moul

    Sue and Family,
    My sincere condolences to you and your family. I will always remember all the fun times with Donna at St. Joseph’s school and walking home to your house for lunch. Even though time passed and our paths took us in different directions, one never forgets the friendships we made as we were growing up. Know that she will always be remembered and hold a special spot in my heart. Mary (Marino) Moul .

  2. Angel Lucas

    Donna was a joy to be around. She never had an unkind word for anyone. I will never forget our girls weekends, dinners and laying on the beach sunning! Donna was beautiful inside and out and loved her children unconditionally and her best friend “Susie” Donna I will miss your smiling face but I know you are finally at peace and for that I am happy… Love you and love your family!
    Angel & John Lucas

  3. Adrienne Musumeci

    Where do you start, when you go back over fifty years it is massive to say the least. I remember coming to your “sleepover” birthday party in grade school. How I got to come since I was “older” than you two is beyond me, but it was my first experience with a Ouija board!! A bunch of giggling girls that Vince and Pat never minded having at the house. Donna, the High School athlete, playing field hockey, basketball, cheer leading, always busy, with Sue right there, forever. Playing cards at the house in the kitchen, graduation night party, homecoming and prom nights. Packed up and going to Airline Stewardess school in Florida, Donna loving every minute of it, and Sue homesick for her sweetheart. Here comes Pat after two weeks taking her babies home, Donna comes back, how could she not!! Park’N'Eat waitresses only the regulars could identify them. Marriage, two beautiful kids, and family vacations with Susie and her gang. They were never apart, beginning to end. Donna and Susie were telepathic, each one knew what the other was thinking, were going to say, or what had to be done next. If you penetrated this bond, you had to be VERY special. One who did was her dear friend Arlene, who has been with her through thick and thin, and has shared many an adventure. Our cruises were epic, and unforgettable. Although I have to admit I went kicking and screaming, I am so thankful and glad that I was a part of such a great experience, to have these memories I will cherish them forever. Our weekends at the Jersey shore with the girls will go down in history. Your son and daughter are your greatest accomplishments, of which they made you so proud. Know that Alfio and Kate’s special day will have you surrounding him throughout. Dana, you will never replace your mom, cherish all of your memories with her, you have tons, and know that if you weren’t there for her, this horrible journey would have been nothing short of unbearable. We live our life the best that we can, and hope that whatever we have done throughout it will make a difference, I know that Donna made a difference in MANY lives, and she will truly be missed. Goodbye my wonderful friend, you are going to be truly missed, thank you for allowing me to be apart of you very short life. I love you my friend.

    Adrienne

  4. Anonymous

    Aunt Donna was the most loving, caring, and positive person to be around. She had been through a lot in the past and towards the end. Aunt Donna and her twin Sue were inseparable I always remember as a child going over (Mimom’s) house for Sunday dinner and Aunt Donna was always there. Aunt Donna was the strongest in the family, no doubt. She’s been hurt and loved but never let the hurt get in the way of her positive bubbling personality. I regret the two years I missed with my Aunt Donna but I am so happy to be with her in the end. She is no longer suffering. May her beautiful soul rest in peace along side her mother and father. I hope when my day comes I’ll get to see my Aunt Donna’s beautiful smile once again at the Golden Gates. I love you Aunt Donna. We’ll all miss you.

  5. Stephanie (Massimino) Henry

    Donna’s children, Sue, Vince and Steve and families,

    As a kid living next door to St. Joseph’s School, we always played in the court yard after school hours. Donna and Sue were always there helping the younger kids play games and have a great time. They both taught us quite a few different games and it was always such a fun and memorable time. I was one of those kids and remember those days vividly and hold such precious times close to my heart. I am so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. Hold your beautiful memories close to your heart. My deepest sympathy to everyone.

  6. Marykate McGlinn-Palo

    I only knew Aunt Donna for a short time, but when I first met her she was such a happy, positive, and beautiful person inside and out… She was one of the sweetest women I’ve ever met. I could tell her family came first, and that she deeply cared about everyone that was around her. She will be missed by many. My deepest condolences go to the Musumeci and Catalbiano families. May she rest in peace.

  7. Sean mcmullin

    I’m sorry sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet person and Dana we have know each other since little kids. Just know she’s at peace now. And you need anything, talk whatever I’m here. Your mom will be missed.

  8. Charlene 'Drain

    To Donna’s children,im sorry for your the loss of your mom…..I met your mom when she worked for Nutri-Serve n she worked at Gloucester City school district…I have one memory of her that I always will remember….I always knew she was in the building with the cracking of her gum……Rest In Peace Donna!!!!

  9. Hazel Shuster

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Dana, Bud and extended family of Donna.
    Our family meet Pat, Vince, Donna and Sue at Steve’s baseball game. Our family was taken in by the Musumeci family. Not only were we invited to Donna and Alfio’s marriage we also attended many of the family parties. We were so very blessed to meet each of you over the years.
    Pat and I went out for Good Friday breakfast for many years where we would stop at Donna’s have tea and coffee and I would dye eggs with her children. Donna and I also bowled for a few years on the same team where she took us to trophy win at the end of the season.
    My two sons experienced Donna as theri waitress at Park n Eat as young teens. They said she was the best waitress they ever had and left her a ten dollar tip. We all think of each of you with many memories. We were very sad by her passing.

  10. Patty Gulledge

    While browsing through fb I just found out about the passing of Donna. To her children, Sue and family. You have my deepest sympathy. I graduated with Donna and Sue and we were on the basketball team together. Loved them both. Saw them at a couple of high school reunions. May God Bless the family and comfort them.

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