ESCANABA - Donna M. Ceccarelli, 50, Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Marquette General Hospital.
She was born on March 10, 1959. in Bridgeport, Conn., the daughter of Michael A. and Maria P. Baldino.
Donna was raised and attended school in Trumbull, Conn. In her younger years, Donna was actively involved with the Special Olympics. She loved swimming and was very proud to showcase her artwork in the art shows that were sponsored by People's Bank in Bridgeport, Conn.
Donna M. Ceccarelli
In 2004, Donna moved to Escanaba to reside with her brother, Michael.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church and served as an acolyte. Donna always enjoyed going to visit the ladies and the children at church.
Donna loved taking her dog and cat for walks.
She is survived by her mother, Maria of Escanaba; brother, Michael (Laura) of Escanaba; nephews, Stacy and Morgan; aunts, uncles, cousins, her church family, and many loving friends.
Donna was preceded in death by her father, Michael.
Visitation will be on Friday, Jan. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 302 S. 6th St., Escanaba, with the funeral to follow at 5 p.m. with Rev. Mary Laub officiating.
A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be directed to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in Donna's name, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1400, New York, NY 10122.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Ceccarelli family with arrangements.