Donna Marie Minetti, a longtime Madison resident, passed away peacefully at Morristown Medical Center on Saturday, June 26, 2021, after a long illness at the age of 71.
Donna was born in Summit on September 2, 1949, to the late Samuel and Mary Minetti (née Pastore). She grew up in a loving family with her brother Sam.
Donna raised her family in Annandale before moving back to Madison in 2012. She adored her family and would do anything for them. Donna enjoyed the outdoors and loved gardening, being especially fond of roses. She also loved animals, reading, and was a parishioner of St. Vincent Martyr Church in Madison.
Donna was a strong-willed woman who persevered and fought every battle that came her way, no matter how challenging a battle was. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents Samuel and Mary Minetti. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Rachel Paynter of Madison, her cherished brother, Sam Minetti, and many dear friends and family.
Services for Donna are being held privately for her family under the direction of the Madison Memorial Home.
In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made in Donna's memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 30 South 17th Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA, 19103.