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Donna B Evangelisti

March 7, 1943 March 1, 2019
Donna  B Evangelisti
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Obituary for Donna B Evangelisti

Donna B. Evangelisti

March 7, 1943 - March 1, 2019

South Bend - Donna B. Evangelisti, 75, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019.

Donna was born March 7, 1943 in Fort Wayne, IN to Joseph and Elizabeth (Riba) McLain. She is preceded in death by her father, Joseph McLain. On February 17, 1979, Donna married her loving husband of 40 years, Barri Evangelisti. The family left to cherish Donna’s memory are her husband, Barri; mother, Elizabeth McLain; children, Jeffrey Bryant, Elizabeth (Jim Kocsis) Ryan, Laura Bryant, Jennifer (Sam Snyder) Stone; step-children, Sue Evangelisti, Sandy Evangelisti, Ken Evangelisti, Cris (Jamie) Evangelisti; grandchildren, Christine (Scott), Bryce, Hannah & Samantha, Mychel (Megan), Nicholas (Mercedez), Jessica (Rey), & Amanda, Cris (Morgan), Brittney (Dan) & Gabrielle (Kyle), Christopher & Brian, and Stephen; eight great-grandchildren; Brother, Robert (Cindy) McLain; and a sister, Barbara (John) Nichols.

Donna graduated as valedictorian from St. Joseph High School. She then spent several years raising her family while pursuing her Bachelors degree from IU and completed her education at the University of Notre Dame with her Masters degree and PhD in Psychology. Donna’s passion for the rights of the disabled guided her education choices and career working for ADEC. She was involved with the Special Olympics, Logan Industries, Reins of Life and Camp Millhouse. Donna enjoyed her flower gardens, photography, collecting antiques, reading, and dining out with her husband. She was an avid Notre Dame football and women's basketball fan.

Visitation will be held 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Thursday, March 7, 2019 in ST. JOSEPH FUNERAL HOME, 824 S. Mayflower Rd. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am, Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Sharing Meadows, P.O. Box 400, Rolling Prairie, IN 46371.

Condolences for the family may be made at www.sjfh.net.


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Visitation

Thursday

7

Mar

4:00 PM 3/7/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/7/2019 8:00:00 PM
St. Joseph Funeral Homes - Mayflower Road Chapel

824 S. Mayflower Road
South Bend, IN 46619

St. Joseph Funeral Homes - Mayflower Road Chapel
824 S. Mayflower Road South Bend 46619 IN
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday

8

Mar

10:00 AM 3/8/2019 10:00:00 AM
Cathedral of St. Matthew

1701 Miami St
South Bend, IN 46613

Cathedral of St. Matthew
1701 Miami St South Bend 46613 IN
United States

Burial

Friday

8

Mar

11:30 AM 3/8/2019 11:30:00 AM
Sacred Heart Cemetery

State Road 2
South Bend, IN 46619

Sacred Heart Cemetery
State Road 2 South Bend 46619 IN
United States
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