Donna DiIorio

donna diiorio

Donna’s Wake Service is scheduled and available on webcast on Friday 3:00 PM.



Visitation: October 30, 2020 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Visitation: October 30, 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Mass: October 31, 2020 10:30 am

Sts. Philip & James R.C. Church
1 Clinton Ave.
Saint James, NY 11780


St. Patrick's Cemetery Smithtown
Mount Pleasant Road

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  1. candleAlthough gone way too soon, way too young, may your loved ones find comfort in the wonderful memories your amazing family will always have, and find peace knowing you are pain-free in Heaven, looking down, guiding and sending love for eternity …. xoxo

  2. candleFrom your childhood to your last days, the lives you have changed were blessed by your touch, compassion and love. You are forever in our prayers yet always in our hearts. Thank you for the time spent on earth with us. Your an angel in heaven, watch over us now. All our love forever,
    Larry and Mary Lambroia

  3. candleVery sorry to hear. I knew Donna when we went to Smithtown West together. My prayers go out to all who loved her.

  4. candleRose, Joe, Michelle, Janine, Linda and families – my heart breaks for all of you. I hope you will find some comfort in the memories you have all shared, and knowing that she is watching over you, and her beautiful boys, from Heaven.

    • Donna was a classmate in High School, She was always a friendly person and I remember her to be a great athlete.

      May she Rest In Peace

  5. You where the heart and sole when my daughter Brianna entered this world. You embarrassed all her pain and joys as she was yours. You have left this world better then you found it . I am will forever keep you in heart and in my prayers. My God bless your soul and I will forever be blessed to call my sister law .. Thankyou. DONNA !! I Hope you and my Dad get give us signs from time to time .Love you!

  6. candleOur deepest condolences go out the the DiIorio family. May Donna rest in peace and her memory be a blessing.

  7. Hearing about your tragedy has been heartbreaking. I met you when you gave birth to your beautiful sons. Life’s cruel. I have no words except that I hope your sons know how much you were loved and wanted. Your spirit will live on through your children. We are sad my Mother and I are here. Please know we are here. Anna Magdalena Hess and Maryann Castle

  8. candleI am so sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Donna from Smithtown West. We played softball together. Loved her energy and enthusiasm. My thoughts are with the entire family.

  9. Praying for the DiIorio family, may you find the strength to navigate this sorrowful time. Donna was a whirlwind, a one of a kind, a true blessing. My family’s life was so enriched for having her and all the DiIorios in it. Sweet Donna, rest in peace. When I remember you I will think of your smile and kind heart.

  10. Rest In Peace, beautiful Donna. Your love and legacy lives on through your boys. See you on the other side ❤️

  11. Sending healing payers and comforting hugs to your family. May you be surrounded with much love during this very sad time.

  12. My deepest condolences to all who knew and loved Donna. I grew up around the block from her, went to school and hung out all the time with her. We played softball together for many years! May you rest in eternal peace Donna

  13. There are no words to express my sadness and my deepest sympathy to the entire DiIorio family. Donna and I were the best of friends in HS. We shared so many great times, too many to list. To Mr & Mrs DiIorio, you alwasy made me feel at home in your house. So many wonderful moments. Literally my second home on so many occasions! While the years have past and we lost touch, the memories never faded. They are as vivid today as they were 30+ years ago. I hope you all cheerish your personal memories of Donna as I will. Live each day to honor her and may the DiIorio family nurture her sons as a living legacy to her life! To Donna, “we have come a long way from where we began… I will tell you all about it when I see you again.”
    God Bless.

  14. candleMy deepest condolences to the DiIorio family and her friends. She was taken way too soon. May she Rest In Peace.

  15. candleSo sorry to hear the news about Donna. Sending thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. Heaven has gained another angel.

  16. Our deepest condolences to all those who loved Donna. May God’s grace and love comfort her parents, family, friends and her two beautiful boys. May they always feel their mothers presence and love.

  17. candleWith great sadness we learned of Donna’s passing. Even though we haven’t seen her in many years, we have nothing but fond memories of the many good times we shared with Donna and her family. To Rose, Joe, Jeanine, Michelle and the rest of the DiIorio family, please accept our sincere condolences and know that we are thinking of you at this most difficult time. Our families have a long history together and you know that you are in our hearts.

  18. candleI just heard the news of Donna’s passing. My heart sank to the ground. My heart goes out to the entire D family. I can’t believe it. I’m devastated. Donna was a wonderful athlete, and an incredibly sincere person. Our families were friends for a long time. Sending love and my heartfelt condolences to Mr. D, Mrs. D, Michelle, Janine and the entire D family. Love you guys. ❤️🙏.

  19. I knew Donna way back in late 80s when some East and West graduates combine on a summer softball team coached by her dad. She was loud , hysterical and always smiling ! She was her dads girl for sure. Thinking of her family and lifting all up in prayer . Thanks for making us laugh all summer long Donna ❤️

  20. candleYour smile and laughter will forever resonate among your friends and family. You will always be in our hearts.

  21. I just heard about Donna’s passing. To the entire family I offer my deepest condolences. Donna and I were friends during our Accompsett Intermediate/Smithtown West days. I have nothing but fond memories of her.

  22. candleMay God wrap his arms around you. My deepest condolences to all the DiIorio’s. Donna’s legacy will live on through her beautiful family.

  23. candleMy deepest condolences to all the DiIorio’s. May God wrap his arms around you all. Donna’s legacy will live on through her beautiful family.

  24. I am very saddened to hear of Donna’s passing. Donna and I were the best of friends in St. Patrick’s Elementary School. We lost touch when we went to HS but I’ve thought of her often throughout the years. My condolences to her family and May she Rest In Peace.

  25. You were such a big part of my college Quinnipiac years ! Although we lost touch I will always cherish our memories my friend .. love you

  26. Very very sad to hear this, I am Keeping her entire family close to my heart and Prayers during this time. Donna’s new Journey begins and May her soul ascend to Heaven with the angels, and Jesus arms open wide to welcome her with the joy to be with all those that have gone before her. For Donna’s whole family I’m so sorry for all of your sadness pain that you’re dealing with right now. May the peace of God’s Love and Grace bring all the great passed memories from your heart to comfort and heal you all at this time. God-bless and I Pray Heavenly Father, I know and believe that our times are in Your hands, but Lord it’s so often such a shock to us when a dear loved one meets with a sudden or unexpected death, unforeseen tragedy, which takes the life of someone long before it would be expected.

    Lord, I bring before You today those who are having to go through such a tragic loss, and pray that You would be very close to each one that is in mourning today over such a saddened loss.

    You are the God of all comfort Who comforts us in time of need, and I pray that for those that are facing such a difficult trial today. Uphold them and draw very close to them. Raise up I pray, the right people to minister to them and to be a genuine comfort and support at this time of tragedy and grief.

    In Jesus’ name we pray,


    “Forever Faith”

  27. Until we meet again my friend, I will
    hold onto all the moments and laughter we shared. You were a sweet soul, a gracious, and compassionate woman. May all those you have touched keep the light you shine within them.

  28. You will always be that fun, high-spirited, young shortstop, who made me laugh every day of softball. I remember those days with a smile. And I will remember you forever. ❤

  29. Donna, to me, was a lifelong friend. Someone who came into my life when we were just kids and brought complete joy, happiness and true friendship
    The memories flood into my mind, bring laughter, tears and love.
    We biked, played softball, feed the ducks, watched the Islanders win the Stanley Cup, cheered her dad in as he ran marathons, danced badly, vacationed together and laughed from our bellies.
    We were the type of friends, who even if we hadn’t spoken in a while, once we saw each other again we did not miss a beat. We had an absolutely crazy, happy friendship filled with genuine care and concern.
    We visited each other through college, She stood by my side at my wedding, visited with the birth of my kids, and was with me when my mom passed.
    I am forever grateful for her friendship…. I have been blessed to have her and her entire family in my life…
    There will be an emptiness left in me – missing the potential to make more memories, missing her smile and feeling heartbroken that her boys will miss out on growing up with this wonderful soul in their lives.
    We weren’t mushy – but we knew, we knew our friendship was forever …

  30. candleWords cannot express how sorry I am to hear this tragic news. Donna, we were lunch duty buddies through and through for years. I will always remember our conversations in the lunch room, in the hallway, or just chatting in the office… You will be missed dearly by so many. You were a bright light that helped so many in need. May you always look over those who you loved and cherished the most. Rest In Peace… Love and light always

  31. candleAnthony and I were saddened to hear of Donna’s passing. We both remember her as always smiling. May the Angels forever watch over her .

  32. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Donna was special. I know how close she was to her family and how devastated they all must be. So so very sad.

  33. Best dean of students , thank you so much for showing me that I can be and should be the best version of myself and for steering me away from the wrong path. May you rest in paradise <3

  34. You were my first shortstop. A funny, crazy kid who could really play. I am saddened to hear of your passing. Condolences toll those who you loved and cared about.

  35. Ms.DiIorio may you rest in peace !
    You was my dean in Westbury Middle School & I Thank You For Everything you did for me through out those 3 years, at the time being i didnt realize the good you was doing for me and now I really am thankful for watching out for me and always always always trying to keep me on track with Mrs. Deguire and Ms. Ramirez, my sincere condolences to you and your family ❤️ Rest in peacee ❤️ You will be missed a real one to the westbury dragons

  36. We, the Quinnipiac College freshman class of 1983, are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear and beautiful friend. She brought so much love and laughter to all of us throughout our many years of friendship. We will always remember and reflect upon those memories as we gather virtually to remember her and we send sincere condolences to her family, her children and her close friends.
    May her light shine down upon us all, may we forever remember her beautiful smile and may God guide and protect her treasured boys forever and ever.
    Blessings to all…
    Julie, Chrissy, Missy, Deneen, Marysue, Linda and Leslie
    Quinnipiac College 1983-1987

  37. A beautiful soul is never forgotten. Rest is peace Ms. DiIorio ❤️ Best dean of students…Thank you for everything you did for us at Westbury Middle School 💚💛

  38. To the best social studies teacher in the world, you were my teacher while I was a 7th grader and your knowledge and care had me ask the principal could you come to the 8th grade and be the social studies teacher there and she said yes! So I had you in 8th grade as well and you had such a lasting impact on my life. All throughout high school and life afterwards you made sure to keep in touch. You knew how much you meant to me while you were alive but hearing of your passing truly broke my heart. The heavens has definitely gained an angel. May your beautiful spirit rest well knowing you were a gem to us here on earth. Forever missed. ❤️

  39. Be at peace Donna and continue to send your light and love to your sons, family and friends forever. Your life and legacy will remain eternal. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

  40. candleDeepest Condolences to the Dilorio family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
    May God wrap his arms around your family during this difficult time. Donna & John Hochuli

  41. It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Donna. Too soon and too young. To Rose, Joe, Jeanine, Michelle, and the DiIorio family, please accept our sincere condolences. We have so many memories of our friendship with the DiIorio family when we resided on Long Island, and in particular, Donna being our son Michael’s prom date at Smithtown HS West. You are in our thoughts and we grieve with you.

  42. candleMs. DiIorio was a type of teacher that left an imprint on you forever. Thank you for all that you taught us in Westbury. You never gave up on us. We will never forget your beautiful smile. May you Rest In Peace. My condolences to the family.
    WMS class of 2005.

  43. Thank you for being amazing and always having the biggest smile ever, you’ve taught me a couple lessons i still use today. Sleep in paradise Ms.Dilorio

  44. May your memory always live in the lives of the students you touched in all the years at the Westbury middle school and beyond. God gained another Angel. May your family find comfort in knowing you will always be with them. Rest In Peace Ms. Dilorio

  45. May her spirit live on forever in your hearts and Her bright smile and energy fill your heart with love. God has another angel to look over us all.

  46. candleWe love you Donna and we are going to miss you so very much. Thank you for sharing life with us. Watch over us, especially Mom, Dad and the precious boys of yours. Heaven has another angel…until we meet again. Love Uncle John an Aunt Debbie.

  47. My heart goes out to the entire family and those kids, My prayers are with you guys and I pray he gives you the peace and guidance to remind the boys of their mom .

  48. candleMy beautiful friend you will truly be missed! We are all devastated and you are for ever in my heart! My condolences to the entire family. May you find comfort in all the memories.
    I will miss all our chats, laughs and your imitations. You always brought so much joy, love and laughter into our lives. I was honored to call you my friend and I will cherish all the moments we shared. Mostly laughing or joking about everything and anything. I have never seen anyone work as hard as you did! You loved your career and the students loved you. I hope you know how much you meant to all the students and to everyone you worked with! I will miss that beautiful smile coming into my office. I will miss hearing your heels in the hallway. I will miss YOU and I hope you give me signs from time to time.I LOVE YOU FOR EVER MY beautiful friend! 🙏🏽♥️ Rest in paradise!

  49. I love and will miss you so much. I can’t believe your gone. You were very special to me. I have a hard time showing my feelings

  50. DiIorio family, I am very sorry for your loss! I enjoyed growing up with Donna and have a memory that I will never forget.. July 1979, Donna and Michelle went with me, my Dad and brother to see KISS at Madison Square Garden. Great night!
    Thoughts and prayers for the loss of a wonderful person. Mike Cohen

  51. Donna I am so sorry that God took you away from you boys and your family. Now you are their angel watching over your boys you will never be forgotten.
    You were the best Dean at the Westbury Middle school and you took care of all the children there as well I know my grandson Thomas and I appreciated you so much.
    My you Rest In Peace love grandma Rose Ryan

  52. Such a profound loss for your loved ones. Thank you for being part of my life’s journey for three years. You taught me some great life lessons for which I shall be eternally grateful. I pray God to help make this grief journey meaningful for your loved ones and help them integrate your loss. RIP. You will be forever missed. ❤️

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