It is with deep sorrow that we share the passing of Madonna M. “Donna” DeFranco (nee Gust) on September 17, 2022, at the age of 65.
Beloved wife of 45 years to Jim DeFranco, loving mother of Dan (Monica) DeFranco, Tom (Lauren) DeFranco, and Colleen (Tim) Bill, cherished grandmother and “Nana” of 12 grandchildren Katie Bill, Luca DeFranco, Adam Bill, Maximus DeFranco, Leah Bill, Anthony DeFranco, Vivian DeFranco, Eliza DeFranco, Evan Bill, Dominic DeFranco, Anna Bill, and Nora Bill, dear sister of Kathy (Mark) Walch, Patti (Keith) Hanley, and Mary (Bob) Gravett. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Richard and Rita Gust.
“Nana,” the name she embraced for the last 20 years, was loved and cherished by all for her giving spirit, jovial laugh, and everlasting devotion to family.
A funeral mass will be held at Mater Dei Chapel at the College of Mount St. Joseph, located at 5701 Delhi Rd. Cincinnati, OH (45233) at 10:30 AM, on Saturday, September 24, 2022. A visitation will occur prior to the mass from 9:30 AM until 10:15 AM. A celebration of life will be held following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be sent to St. Elizabeth Hospice, 1 Medical Village Dr. Edgewood, KY (41017).
To share a memory of Donna or leave a special message for her family, please click the Share Memories button above.