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Donna M. (Grushey) Puopolo

Family & Friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, September 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere, for Donna M. Puopolo who died at her residence in Revere in the loving care & presence of her family on Saturday, August 28th following a long illness. She was 68 years old. A Funeral Service will immediately follow the visitation in the Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m., followed with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Donna was a South Boston Native, born & raised. She was a graduate of South Boston High School, Class of 1971. After graduation, Donna worked various jobs in & around the city. In the early 1980s, the family moved to Revere’s Beachmont Section. Donna worked very hard while raising her son & daughter. She later became a Personal Care Aide, caring for many elderly people. Her kind and caring demeanor allowed her many patients to feel at ease, as well as family members knowing that their family members were being cared for by Donna. She also cared for her own parents, fulfilling their needs, as they grew older & became ill. Donna was forced to stop working due to her own declining health. The most important part of Donna’s life were the people that gave her the most joy & happiness, her family.

She is the devoted daughter of the late Gilbert & Lorraine (Maguire) Grushey. Loving mother of Donna M. Puopolo & her companion Gary Fusco of Revere & the late John J. Puopolo. Cherished & proud grandmother of Nina M. Russo, Robert E. “Bobby” Rose, both of Revere, Joseph Trocano, Sadie Trocano, both of Danvers & Alexander Tirado of Lynn. Treasured sister of Marilyn Peters of New Hampshire, Kimberly Grushey of Revere, William Grushey of Revere & the late Walter Grushey. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Visiting Hours

Friday, September 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, September 10th at 1:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

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  1. Cookie Smith
    Sep 5 2021

    is what I called Donna.
    I had a dream about you last night I said goodbye to you.I want you to no the glow you carry bright in as a vibrant rose.Thank you for our friendship you will forever be missed deeply.
    My deepest condolences go out to all friends and family.
    Thank you Nena for allowing me to share my feelings.

  2. Lisa Ferola
    Sep 4 2021

    I also am another who had the HONOR of meeting. a WONDERFUL, GENUINE,FUNNY,CARING WOWAN..
    DONNA, YOUR HEART WAS PLATINUM!! Im grateful we were able to spend some time together before this horrific time.I hope thangels no what they have since you arrived.Love you girl.❤
    My deepest condolences to all friends & family.

  3. Colleen Russo
    Sep 3 2021

    I am so proud and privileged that I got to know such a wonderful person and woman. I wish I could’ve gotten closer but I’ll cherish what I got. God bless you Donna because YOU were a blessing. God has a beautiful angel by his side

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