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Donna L. Rosa, 73, former longtime Sharpsville resident, passed away peacefully under hospice care at 12:58 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Juniper Village, Sharon, with her son at her side after an extended illness.
Mrs. Rosa was born March 24, 1944, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Ralph and Helen (Gray) McGaffic. She was raised in Pittsburgh and Sewickley and was a graduate of Red Bank Valley High School.
Years earlier, Donna was employed as a banquet waitress at the former Sheraton Inn in Shenango Township.
She enjoyed tending to her lawn and flower gardening. A homemaker, Donna was a member of Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage. Her husband, Lewis A. Rosa II, whom she married Aug. 31, 1973, passed away May 15, 2014.
Surviving are: three daughters, Lisa Wise and her husband Jeffrey, Virginia Beach, Va.; Judy Pastella and her husband Anthony, McKees Rocks, Pa.; and Leah Logue and her husband George, Moon Township, Pa.; two sons, William King and his wife Robbin, Woodland Park, Colo.; and Lewis A. Rosa III and his wife Elizabeth, Sharpsville; 15 grandchildren, whom she dearly loved; and 12 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, Donna was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Ralph and Timothy McGaffic.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (nationalmssociety.org) or to the Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools, 2120 Shenango Valley Freeway, Hermitage, PA 16148.

Donna L., 73, Sharpsville.
Visitation: None, per Donna wishes. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Private.
Entombment: St. Rose Cemetery Mausoleum, Hermitage.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on August 12, 2017
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