April 30, 1958 - September 17, 2021
WHITESBORO – Donna M. Sullivan, 63, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021, with her loving family by her side, after a courageous battle with a brief illness. Donna was born on April 30, 1958, to the late Augustine (Gus) and Florence (Moylan) LaMonte. She was the apple of Gus’ eye until his passing in 2014. Donna was raised and educated in Utica, graduating from St. Francis DeSales High School in 1976. On August 9, 2002, Donna married the love of her life, Donald Sullivan. They shared 26 years of happiness together. Donna was an administrative assistant with Fire Fighting Equipment Company & REM Fire Systems, Inc. She worked closely with the Reilly family who she considered her second family. She was a big fan of the Minnesota Vikings. Surviving besides her husband, Don is her daughter and best friend, Kimberly Handzel (Nicholas Smith), son, Brian (Melissa) Handzel; two stepchildren, who she considered her own, Alexandra Sullivan, and Jessica Sullivan; brother, Ken LaMonte; grandchildren, her special little man, Anthony Rodriguez, who was the love of her life, Kenzie and Bryson Handzel; and step grandchildren, Logan and Willow Smith. She also leaves sisters-in-law, Julie LaMonte, Debbie (Phil) Beardsley, Barb (Joe) Peters, Mary (Val) Sullivan and a brother-in-law, James (Tammy) Sullivan; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews including her niece, Nikkii, who was her Sunday morning confidant. They talked for three hours on the phone discussing the latest family gossip. Donna also leaves two special friends, Fran and Fred Repture. Donna was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Steve and Greg. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. at McGrath, Myslinski, Karboski & Nunn Funeral Directors, 470 French Rd, Utica. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Donna’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, (www.stjude.org), which was close to Donna’s heart. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Donna’s family extends their gratitude to the ICU nurses of Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare who took wonderful care of Donna with love and compassion. LOVE YOU BUNCHES! And we will meet again, the Good Lord willing and the river don’t rise.
WHITESBORO – Donna M. Sullivan, 63, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021, with her loving family by her side, after a courageous battle with a brief illness. Donna was born on April 30, 1958, to the late Augustine (Gus) and Florence... View Obituary & Service Information
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