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MADONNA J. SAIA


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MADONNA J. SAIA Obituary
SAIA, Madonna J. "Donna" 70, passed away suddenly on February 15, 2016. Donna was born in Arlington, MA on November 24, 1945. She was the daughter of Michael and Jane Florio (Cardullo) and grew up in Arlington, MA graduating from Arlington High School in 1963. Her professional careers included New England Gas and Electric in Cambridge; the Town of Belmont Health Department and Belmont High School Guidance Department. She married her high school sweetheart Ted in 1966 and became a homemaker to raise her family. They lived Woburn, MA for four years and later moved to Belmont, MA where they lived for 31 years. In 2002 Donna and moved to Las Vegas to be closer to their daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. In 2010 they renovated their summer home in New Hampton, NH to enjoy retirement and live there full time. Donna loved hiking, kayaking, going for long walks around the lake on which they lived, watching fireworks, spending time with her grandchildren, extensive traveling throughout Europe and going to the movies. She was well known for her green thumb and love for gardening and tending to her vast array of flowers, fruits and vegetables, she was also known for volunteering at Food for All, giving back to her community and being active in her church. Donna was a kind soul who will be greatly missed. Donna is survived by her husband Theodore Saia of 49 years; her two children Greg Saia of Watertown, MA and Ann Lerardi of Forli, Italy. She is also survived by her son-in-law Francesco Lerardi of Forli, Italy; two grandchildren Alessandra Lerardi and Massimo Lerardi of Forli, Italy; her brother Anthony Fernandez of Pahrump, NV as well as many nieces and nephews. Donna was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Jane. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at St. Matthews Church, 11 School Street Plymouth, NH 03264 on Jun 25th, 2016 at 11:00am, with a Celebration of Life in the church hall immediately following. Family and friends are welcome to attend. The Mayhew Funeral Home and Meredith Bay Crematorium are assisting the family with arrangements.
Published in The Boston Globe on June 15, 2016
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