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Rita E. Donato

Altamont- Rita E. Donato, 63 died on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at St Peter's Hospice after a brief illness. Born on August 9, 1947 in Albany, NY, she was the daughter of Domenica and the late Herman Graffunder. She is survived by her husband of 33 years Bill Donato; two daughters Rohnda (Dave) Doherty and Rebecca (Garry) Snyder; Seven Grandchildren Isabella and Alizajane Doherty, Leighann (James) Gage, Steven, Stephanie, Valerie, and Caroline Snyder; two great grandchildren Cassidy and Tyler Gage; a sister and three brothers as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is predeceased by her grandson Derrick Joseph Snyder. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday January 29, 2011 at St John's Lutheran Church, Altamont. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Wildlife Federation 11100 Wildlife Center Dr Reston, VA 20190-5362 FredendallFuneralHome.com


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The gates of Heaven opened wide As Rita Donato stepped inside. Tho sad she left loved ones behind She knew quite well, they wouldn't mind. It means she once again is whole In body, mind and blessed soul. It means she's free to dance and sing To laugh, not cry, at everything. You will go on, and love her still, For as you know, this is Gods will. JMA 1/11 My deepest sympathies. Love and hugs around.

JoAnne Donato Andersen Jan 29 2011 12:00 AM

The gates of Heaven opened wide As Rita Donato stepped inside. Tho sad she left loved ones behind She knew quite well, they wouldn't mind. It means she once again is whole In body, mind and blessed soul. It means she's free to dance and sing To laugh, not cry, at everything. You will go on, and love her still, For as you know, this is Gods will. JMA 1/11 My deepest sympathies. Love and hugs around.

JoAnne Donato Andersen Jan 29 2011 12:00 AM

Rhonda, Dave, Bella and AlizaJane, We are so sorry about your Mom & Grandma's passing. May she rest in peace now. You all have an angel watching over you! We love you very much!

Wendi, Mike, Zach & Emily Pieniazek Jan 28 2011 12:00 AM

Rhonda, Dave, Bella and AlizaJane, We are so sorry about your Mom & Grandma's passing. May she rest in peace now. You all have an angel watching over you! We love you very much!

Wendi, Mike, Zach & Emily Pieniazek Jan 28 2011 12:00 AM

You will always be remembered...how could we forget those pictures of all of us in front of Grandpa's garage door? I remember both of us getting confirmation together and clowning around in our confirmation robes for the camera. I loved your childhood nickname, Pixie, and that's the name that comes to mind whenever I think of you. Rest in peace, cousin.

Domenica Genovese Jan 28 2011 12:00 AM