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Masano, Donna Carolyn (Ball)

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May 4, 1937 - November 20, 2016

Masano, Donna Carolyn (Ball)

Donna Carolyn (Ball) Masano, 79, of Carrollton, Texas, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016 after a short battle with cancer.

She was born on May 4, 1937 in Spaulding Heights, Maryland.  Donna married her high school sweetheart in 1956. Donna and John Thomas Masano remained married until his death in December of 2014. Her greatest joy in life was being a mother to her three children and grandmother to her four grandchildren.

Donna enjoyed sewing, crocheting, golfing and playing bingo with her friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Issac Ball and Lucille Sembower Ball; sister, Barbara Galinsky and brother, George Ball.

Donna is survived by two sisters, Elaine Shepard of Chesapeake City, Maryland and Beverly Taylor of Bland, Virginia; a brother, John Franklin Ball; two daughters, Judith Masano Ryskamp of Coppell, Texas and Nancy Angelina Halle of Davidsonville, Maryland; a son, Thomas Robert Masano of Brunswick, Georgia; two grandsons, John Christian Ryskamp, Marco Edwin Halle; and two granddaughters, Angelina Luciann Halle and Sophia Anne Masano.

A private family service and burial will take place at Morning Star Cemetery in Bland, Virginia.

Memorial donations may be made to Bland United Methodist Church, Christmas Fund for Kids, 75 Church Hill Lane, Bland, VA 24315.

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November 30, 2016 9:59AM

Aunt Donna was an awesome lady. She was always so kind and so down to earth. I remember one time she opened her home to me and quite a few of my friends when we went to a concert near her home when they live in Sanford,NC. Her and Uncle Johnny made everyone feel so welcome and like family. RIP Aunt Donna - give Uncle Johnny a hug from me and enjoy the view!

JoAnn Masano Sartorius

November 29, 2016 12:55PM

Aunt Donna will always remain in fond memories as part of my childhood and adolescence. I can still hear her voice and her laughter as I think back on the many family gatherings. Rest in peace, Donna. Judy, Bobby, Nancy – I know you will miss her.

Kathy Mitchell

November 29, 2016 8:00AM

I’ve known Donna for over 15 years. We spent lots of time shopping, eating out, doing craft projects and cussing over our confounded computers. I loved her dearly and will miss her. My heart goes out to her family.

Beverly C

November 22, 2016 4:36PM

I met Donna earlier this year and found her to be such a sweet and kind lady. She will be missed by many. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.