Of Saugus. Loving wife of 48 years to Albert J. D’Addario of Saugus, unfortunately passed away unexpectedly at Massachusetts General Hospital on Thursday, March 2nd. She was 68 years old. Born and raised in Revere, MA. Donna was educated in the Revere Public Schools and was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1972. On September 21st, 1974, Donna married the love of her life, Albert D’Addario. The couple remained in the Revere area, later moving to Saugus about 30 years ago. Donna then began a long working career as an esteemed legal assistant. She worked in many law firms in the Boston area over the years, ultimately ending her career at the Rubin & Rudman firm. Donna was a fun-loving person with an unbelievable sense of humor. She truly lit up every room she stepped into and touched many lives with her kindness and compassion. She made friends easily and would go any distance to help out anyone. She had an amazing impact on so many people with her positivity and personality. Donna & her husband did not have any children, however, she considered her nieces, nephews and godchildren as her own children. She considered her grandniece & grandnephew as her own grandchildren. Her passing was a complete shock to everyone and she was taken far too soon.
Devoted daughter of the late Edwin L. “Roy” & Anna M. (Santilli) Sasser. Cherished sister of Derek V. Sasser & his wife Nina of Revere, Linda A. Sabina & her late husband John of Danvers, Sandra M. Sasser of Revere, Lisa J. Fitzpatrick & her husband Stephen of Glenburn, ME & Linda C. Sasser of Billerica. She is also lovingly survived by all of her nieces, nephews, grandniece & grandnephew. She is predeceased by her late Lhasa Apso Stanley.
Family & friends were respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, March 7th, in the Vertuccio, Smith, & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals, Revere. Her funeral was conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere. Interment followed in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Heaps of Hope, 68 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481