Esther Marie (Casalunova) Donnelly

February 27, 1942 ~ March 24, 2021 (age 79)

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Esther Donnelly, 79, of Boca Raton, Florida passed away peacefully on March 24, 2021 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.


Esther was born on February 27, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Albert and Emma (D’Angelo) Casalunova.  She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.  Esther worked at Villanova University and enjoyed cooking, shopping, listening to music, and dancing.


Loving mother of Lisa, wife of Lawrence Ward, and Frank J. DeSimone.  Also survived by granddaughter Olivia Ward,  her sisters Marie Tempesta, and Helen Concepcion, brother James Casalunova, and many nieces and nephews.


Services will be held at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 10:00 am.


In lieu of flowers please make a donation in her honor to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 2110, New York, NY 10122

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Funeral Mass
April 6, 2021

10:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
10300 Yamato Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33498

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