We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Keenan Funeral Home
Donna Lee Smullen, age 69, of West Haven passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 20, 2022. She was born August 30, 1953 in Southampton, New York to the Giulio and Claire (Nanni) Cortina.
Donna loved spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, and shopping. She was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She spent many years of her life raising her four children. She embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as YaYa to her many grandchildren. She was always thinking of others first. She had a heart of gold and was very welcoming to everyone she met. She truly enjoyed being a second mother to all of the neighborhood kids and treated them as if they were her own. She will be missed beyond measure.
Donna leaves behind her beloved mother, Claire Cortina, dedicated husband, Steve Smullen, two brothers, Brenden Cortina(Kim) and Jeffrey Cortina, four children, Billy Smullen (Leigh-Ann), Kelli Smullen(Brandon), Sean Smullen(Kate), Amy Pettis(Joseph), eight grandchildren, (Annabella, Alexander, Nicholas, Avery, Emily, Antoinette, Joey, Juliana) and countless other family members and friends. She is predeceased by her father, Giulio Cortina.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. at the Keenan Funeral Home 238 Elm St, West Haven 06516 CT.
Mass will be held at St. Agnes Church Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 11 a.m. on 400 Merwin Ave, Milford CT 06460. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Milford.