Donna Marie (Santosuosso) Lipari, 57, of Flanders, NJ passed away on Saturday September 23, 2017, surrounded by her family.
Donna was born on May 21, 1960 in Paterson, NJ to the late Joseph and Florence Santosuosso. She grew up in Clifton, NJ; moved to Flanders in 1984; and lived there for the past 34 years. Donna received her Master's Degree from the Humane Society University – and dedicated herself to loving, rescuing and fighting for animals. Donna's own pets were like members of her family. Donna was also a national makeup artist, a music-lover and an excellent singer. Above all, however, Donna's passion in life was her family, especially her two children.
Donna is survived by her beloved husband of 33 years, Salvatore Lipari; her two children, Phillip Lipari, and wife Lauren, and Jillian Lipari; her brother David Santosuosso and wife Lourdes; and many other loving family members and friends.
Donna's Life Celebration will include visitations on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, from 2PM to 4PM and 7PM to 9PM at the William J. Leber Funeral Home (15 Furnace Road (corner of route 206) Chester, NJ 07930; (908) 879-3090). A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 10AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton RC Church in Flanders. Interment will be held privately by the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to Eleventh Hour Rescue.