Obituary: Donna Lyn Ragaini


SEYMOUR — Donna Lyn Ragaini, 46, of Seymour, beloved wife for 22 years of William J. Ragaini, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 10, at Yale-New Haven Hospital, after a short illness. She was born in Derby on Feb. 20, 1965, daughter of Arthur, Sr. and Delores Cavallaro Valentine of Seymour.

Donna was a graduate of Waterbury Technical School with an Associate’s Degree in business. She was a devout communicant of Holy Rosary Church of Ansonia, where she was a teacher of religion. Donna was a paraprofessional for the special education departments of Oxford High School and Seymour High School. She was a former assistant manager at Filene’s department store in Milford, and volunteered at the George J. Hummel Little League, and the Valley YMCA. She was past president of the Wildcats Swim Club of Seymour. Donna enjoyed the beach and camping. She will be missed by her family and many friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Donna leaves her cherished children, Seth J., Sara A., Anthony P. and Peter W. Ragaini, all of Seymour; a brother, Arthur Valentine, Jr. and his wife, Rozlyn, of Terryville; a sister, Tina Marie Valentine, of Derby; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass of Christian burial in celebration of Donna’s life will be held Friday, June 17, at 9 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, Father Salemi Drive, Ansonia. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation.
Miller-Ward Funeral Home, 260 Bank St., Seymour is caring for the family.

Memorial gifts in Donna’s memory may be made to Yale-New Haven Hospital Gastrointestinal Cancer Program, PO Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508.

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