Mary Donna Fuller, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away suddenly and peacefully in her home in Johnson City, N.Y., on June 16, 2014.
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She was born August 2, 1940, in Carbondale, Pa. She was predeceased by her parents, Mildred and Niles Robbins; and infant brother, Niles Jr; in-laws, John and Mary Fuller, and Mary Gentile.
Donna is survived by her husband, John, of 55 years; son, John J. and Deborah Fuller; daughter, Donna Lynn White and Jason Edwards; daughter, Mary Petryszyn and Sandra Scanlon; and daughter, Jill Ann and Ernest Ellis. Also grandchildren: her special Jennifer, John and William Fuller; Ian, Shauna and Megan White; Corey, Casey and Roxie Ellis; Colin, Makayla and Trina Ellis; and Paul Scanlon; great-grandchildren, Justin and Travis White, and Zion Ellis. Donna is also survived by a brother, Robert and Joann Robbins; and niece, Karin Robbins; brother-in-law, Samuel Gentile; nieces, Gina, Lisa, Donna; and nephew, Leo. Also, a dear cousin, Joyce and Thomas Fredo and Jacob and Sophia Fredo; cousin, Robert Turano; and many additional aunts, uncles and cousins.
Donna graduated from St. Rose High School, Carbondale, Pa. She was a member of Church of the Holy Family, Endwell, N.Y. She loved cooking for all the holidays and family gatherings. Donna was a Brownie troop leader and Cub Scout den mother and volunteer for Catholic Charities and Special Olympics for many years. She loved and truly enjoyed all her Senior Softball friends and bingo friends, especially Rose Hudy, neighbors and everyone she encountered.
A funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, June 20, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at Church of the Holy Family, 3800 Phyllis Street, Endwell, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to ACHIEVE, 125 Cutler Pond Rd., Binghamton, NY 13905.
Published in Scranton Times on June 18, 2014