Lifelong resident of Everett, Donna entered eternal rest on Monday evening, October 9, 2023 at her home, in the care of her loving family. She was 67 years of age. Born in Chelsea, she is the daughter of the late John C. and Frances (Trioli) Burke. Donna was a graduate of St. Rose High School in Chelsea, Class of 1974. In addition to being a dedicated homemaker and wife, she was an administrator assistant at the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) in Chelsea. She dedicated 23 years of service with the company, before retiring this past July. Donna was a late parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Church in Chelsea. She enjoyed volunteering her time as a lunch mother at the school and participating in all of the Church events, especially the Christmas Bazaar. Her greatest love and enjoyment in life was being a grandmother to her 3 grandchildren. She would make them peanut butter and fluff sandwiches, fried dough and her favorite was making an Italian gravy for Sunday dinner. She will be greatly missed and remembered by all who loved her.
Donna is the beloved wife of John P. Yeo of Everett, with whom she shared 49 years of marriage. She is the devoted mother of Scott P. Yeo and Nicole M. Singleton, both of Everett. Dear sister of William Burke and his wife June of FL, Atty. John C. Burke, Jr. of Manchester by the Sea and the late Joan Ann Oberle. Cherished grandmother of Monica Yeo of Everett and her significant other Matthew Rota, Scarlett and Grace Singleton, both of NH. Dear aunt of Suzanne Payne of Reading and Lisa Oberle of NH.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Donna’s visiting hours in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave. Chelsea on Friday, October 13, 2023 from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Funeral from the Funeral Home on Saturday at 9:00 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at the Blessed Mother of the Morning Star Parish/Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St. Chelsea at 10:00 A.M. Interment to follow at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.
We encourage family and friends to visit carafafuneralhome.com to offer condolences by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card.