Donna Burlamachi's faith assured her that when her much loved husband, Don died on October 14, 2014 that someday they would be reunited in heaven. That day came for Donna on June 21, 2017 in Concord. She died peacefully amidst the love and presence of her family. She was 74. While there is sadness in her passing there is tremendous comfort for her family knowing they have been reunited.
Donna Marie Mastrullo was born March 1, 1943 in Boston a daughter of the late Henry M. and Anne E. (Davin) Mastrullo. Raised and early educated in the Codman Square neighborhood of Dorchester her family later moved to Billerica in 1958 where she graduated from Billerica Memorial High School with the class of 1960. It was on October 27, 1957 at Nutting Lake in Billerica where she met her love and future husband Donald P. Burlamachi. They later married in St. Theresa's Church on August 27,1961.
For over 40 years they made Billerica their home. She was fortunate to remain at home for many years to take care of her children. She later returned to work as an administrative assistant for several local companies and lastly in the town clerk's office in Billerica. Her work at the town hall afforded her daily interactions with co-workers and many familiar faces in her much loved Billerica.
She loved being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and cherished the time with her family. She was each of her children's and later grandchildren's biggest supporter and cheerleader. Her unconditional love, advice and guidance were always a steady source of comfort for her family. An avid Red Sox fan she faithfully watched every game during the season. She also enjoyed many vacations to Cape Cod, knitting, crossword and jigsaw puzzles.
She is survived by her loving children, Lori M. Summerlin of Billerica, Kim M. McKenna and her husband, Gregg of Wilmington, Glenn D. Burlamachi and his wife, Beth of Concord and Mark P. Burlamachi and his wife, Tracy of Dunstable; her cherished grandchildren, Julianne and Matthew McKenna, Kyle and Caroline Burlamachi, Eric Summerlin and her adored great-grandchildren, Aaron and Paige; her brothers Jim Mastrullo of Billerica, Ken Mastrullo of Weymouth and the late Joanne Ruscica; also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends gathered to honor and remember Donna for calling hours from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, at the Concord Funeral Home, 74 Belknap Street, Concord. Her Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, June 29 at 10:30 am in St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish, 466 Boston Road, Billerica. Burial followed at Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica.
Donations in Donna's memory may be made to:
The Home for Little Wanderers
10 Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135