Carmela Marie (Zaccagnini) DiDonato “Millie” passed away peacefully at the Bear Hill Nursing Home in Stoneham, Massachusetts on May 11, 2020. Born in Cambridge on July 16, 1933, Carmela was a long time resident of Everett, MA; spending most of her years living on Russell Street. Carmela worked for Everclean at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett for many years and for Peter R. Cocciardi Associates as their office cleaner. Carmela was a loving mother & grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with family.
Carmela was predeceased in death by her parents Giovanni & Antoniella( Romasco) Zaccagnini and her loving husband Ralph G. DiDonato Sr.. She is also predeceased by ten brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her daughter RoseMarie Phillips of Everett, Ralph DiDonato Jr. and his long time companion Kathleen, Ronald and Margaret DiDonato of Chelsea. Devoted grandmother and great grandmother to Michael and his wife Lauren Phillips and their two children: Alexis and Landon of Methuen; Mathew and his wife Megan Phillips of Nashua, NH; Stephanie and her husband Carlos and their two children: Elliana and Julianna of Billerica; Eric and his wife Janelle DiDonato and daughter Hope of Billerica; Brittany and her husband Michael Sexton and their children: Bentley, Rylee, & Olivia of Pocahontas, AR, Jonathan DiDonato of Everett; Amanda and Robert DiDonato of Chelsea; Michael Sr. and Susan Phillips of Salem, NH and their son Shawn and Tina Devita of North Andover. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Carmela will be deeply missed by all.
In light of the COVID-19, all funeral services will be private. The family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask for a donation in her name to St. Judes Children research hospital.
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