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Donna M. (Mele) Federico
October 14, 2019


Donna M. (Mele) Federico 70, of Mashpee, died peacefully, with family at her side, Monday October 14, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, following an illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Leonard V. “Lenny” Federico, who died in February.

Born May 14, 1949, in Milford, a daughter of the late Dominic J. “Fegi” and Eleanor (DeGrazio) Mele, she was a former longtime resident of Franklin and Bellingham, before moving to Mashpee.

She was raised and educated in Franklin and was a graduate of Franklin High School Class of 1967. She continued her education at Community College of Rhode Island and received her business certificate in banking from Babson College. Donna worked as a branch manager for the former Benjamin Franklin Savings Bank for over 20 years. Following her move to Mashpee, she worked for Santander Bank.

She treasured spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. Donna was always into the latest fashions, and enjoyed shopping and going to the beach.

Donna is survived by her children, Cynthia J. Bissanti and her husband Bob of Franklin, Krysta L. Mucciarone and her companion Rob of Marstons Mills, Jennifer L. Mucciarone and her companion Rick Grover of Franklin, stepchildren, Nicole Bourji, of Milford and Leonard Federico, Jr. of Milford, her siblings, Dennis Mele and his wife Carla of Cincinnati, Ohio, Linda Cheschi and her husband Louis of Milford, Lisa Petitt of Franklin, and Robin Crowley and her husband Paul of Franklin.

Also surviving are her cherished grandchildren, Alex, Ava Bissanti, Antonio, Gina DeSousa and Zachary Langevin.

She also leaves her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Saturday Oct. 19th, at 11AM from the Charles F. Oteri and Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. followed by a funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, 1 Church Square Franklin, at 12Noon.

Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

Calling hours are Friday from 4-7PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center 55 Fruit St. Boston, MA 02114.


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Charles F. Oteri and Son - Franklin Funeral Home
33 Cottage Street
Franklin, MA 02038