Donna Marie Sabarese, 64 years of age of Mantua, passed away Saturday June 5, 2021. Donna was born on February 3, 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of the late Louis and Florence “Sue” (Mekara) Sabarese, Sr. Donna graduated from Crestwood High School in 1975, and Kent State University in 1992 with a Business Management Degree. She was a real estate broker and operated her own company. Donna received a “Rookie of the Year” award her first year. Donna was commonly referred to as the “Paper Lady”, having delivered the Akron Beacon Journal and Plain Dealer for more than 25 years in the Mantua area. She is survived and cherished by her sister, Sharon Sabarese of Rootstown, brother Louis Sabarese, Jr. of Mantua, and her beloved niece, Sara Ashley Sabarese Carter, and aunts, uncles and cousins. Donna loved spending quality time with family and friends. She was a dedicated Cleveland Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers fan. She was a frequent winner of board and card games, and loved cooking, reading, and listening to music. Cherished memories of her sense of humor, compassion, and strength will live on in people who knew and loved her. Visitation will be Thursday June 10, 2021 from 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. at the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 4668 Pioneer Trail at the corner of St. Rt. 44, Mantua, Ohio 44255. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday June 11, 2021, 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Mantua with Fr. James Lang officiating. ( EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH).Burial will follow at Westlawn Cemetery, Mantua Township, where Donna will be laid to rest with her beloved parents. Her video tribute, condolences, and memories may be viewed at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
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