Donna Marie Calgi Valente of New Rochelle, NY died peacefully on November 16, 2018 at the age of 54. Born to the late Rudolph D. and Fannie Vermiglio Calgi, she was educated in Pelham schools and worked many jobs over the years in the beauty, automotive and food industries.
She is survived by her husband, John Valente, whom she married on May 24,1987. She is the loving and devoted mother of two children: Joseph Bruno and John Marco Valente. She is also survived by five sisters: Marion Puzio, Linda Cerreta, Barbara Nunziato, Kathy DiMaggio, Angela Calarco, and brother: Rudolph L. Calgi, as well as her mother-in-law, Angelina Valente, her sisters-in-law, Josephine Mannuccia, Annemarie Valente, Andrea Dempsey, and a brother-in-law: Robert Valente. Donna also leaves behind a large number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members.
As a child, “DeeDee” liked candy, shoes and “pocka-bookum”, her first word. These “likes” stayed with her throughout her lifetime. As an adult, Donna grew to be a bright, beautiful, optimistic person who always greeted everyone with a smile — always cheerful and giving. She was kind and loving to all who knew her and a pleasure to be around. She loved her family deeply and her friends dearly. She showed us all what a courageous spirit is. Our loving memories of her will endure in our hearts and minds forever and always.
Visiting hours will be Sunday 11/18/18 from 3-9 PM at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, 16 Shea Pl, New Rochelle. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Monday11/19/18 at 10:30 AM at Blessed Sacrament Church,. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.