Donna M. Ardito, 70, of Mingo Junction, Ohio passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022. She was born in Steubenville on May 6, 1951, a daughter of the late Rigoletto Q. and Rose M. Canestraro Ardito. She retired after forty years of teaching and directing the second-grade play at Wintersville Elementary School. She instilled a love of learning and the arts for generations of students.
Donna was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Steubenville and an Associate with the Dominican Sisters of Peace (Columbus, Ohio). Donna was a graduate of Franciscan University and earned a Masters in Education from the University of Dayton.
In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her sister Carol Ann.
Donna is survived by her family and circle of loving friends, Ellen Dunn, OP, Kara (Richard) Flanigan, and Nerina (Nori) Bonaventura.
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville on Monday 10 a.m. - noon. Funeral liturgy with mass 12:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church. (Livestream available www.holyfamilysteubenville.com)
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Dominican Sisters of Peace (Columbus, Ohio) or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The family asks that all visitors wear a mask and observe proper social distancing.
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