Donna Beltramba, beloved sister of Arthur, Joseph (Julia Mazzarella), and Julie Beltramba, and partner for 12 years of Matt Gallo, passed away on Saturday morning, May 28, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Archie and Yolanda Beltramba, who predeceased her. Donna also leaves nieces, nephews, and friends who loved her.
Donna was born in Mount Vernon, NY, and moved to New Jersey as a child. She and her family lived in the Riverview Park section of Totowa. Recently, Donna lived in Clifton with her significant other, Matt Gallo, a very caring person. She also lived with Chester, her beloved cat.
It brought much joy to her to see schoolmates and neighbors as Donna worked at the registers at the A&P and Target. Many people would speak about seeing her as she welcomed them with a big smile and a warm hello when she was working.
Donna was a gentle and innocent soul who took delight in many simple pleasures. For part of her life, she enjoyed painting pottery and gave away what she had made to friends and family. She loved to go fishing with Matt and enjoyed being outdoors. Her cat, Chester, was a great joy in her life.
Donna will be missed by those who loved her and we wish her peace. There will be a celebration of her life at the home of her brother Joseph and sister-in-law Julia on Saturday, June 18, from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.
Festa Memorial Funeral Home, 111 Union Blvd., Totowa is in charge of arrangements.