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Mildred Irene (DeSabato) Donatelli
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Obituary for Mildred Irene (DeSabato) Donatelli

Passed away peacefully on October 3, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic in Iowa City, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents Paul A. and Lena (Ricci) DeSabato and her five brothers, Herman, Alfred, Victor, Edward, and Eugene DeSabato. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Victor J. Donatelli and is survived by her three children, Dr. Herman (Mary) Donatelli of Atlanta, GA, Maureen (Sam) Cory of Palm Beach, FL, and Dr. John (Susan) Donatelli of North Liberty, Iowa. She was the grandmother of 9 grandchildren, Wendy Vick, Dale Donatelli, Sam (Theresa) Cory, Gina (Dr. Juan) Suarez, Jill (Kevin) Calefate, Dr. Christopher Donatelli, Matthew Donatelli, Dr. Jenna (Scott) Seaman, and David (Charlotte) Donatelli. She dearly loved her 11 great-grandchildren, Ryan, Megan, Anna and Landon Vick, Sammy III and Carly Cory, Lily Suarez, Olivia and Cory Calefate, and Sophia and John Paul Seaman. She was Aunt Millie to numerous beloved nieces and nephews who always brightened her life. Mildred was raised in Immaculate Conception parish and graduated from Schenley HS in 1944. She and Victor were married in 1947 and were together for 68 years at the time of his death in 2015. She was a very proud and patriotic member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Morningside VFW Post 3945 and a member of St. Raphael parish. She has recently spent time living in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Palm Beach with each of her children and enjoying her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In April 2017 she relocated to assisted living at Brown Deer Place in Coralville, Iowa and was a very happy and popular resident there. Her family wishes to thank the staff of Brown Deer Place for their friendly and gentle care of Mildred during her time there. We would also like to thank the doctors and staff of the Iowa Hospitals and Clinics who managed her final days in a most skillful and caring manner. Friends received Thursday, October 12, 1-8 p.m. at the Winter Funeral Home, PC 4730 Friendship Ave. Funeral on Friday, October 13 at 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Raphael Church at 11:30 a.m.

Christian Burial:
1118 Chislett St. PGH 15206
Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:00 PM


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