SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

August 26, 2013

Donna I. Morgan, 69


BEVERLY — Donna I. (Barry) Morgan, 69, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2013, at her home in Beverly, Mass., surrounded by her family. She fought a valiant, courageous battle against cancer, but this time the good Lord said no more, and took her home.

She was an amazing dancer. Music was always playing in the house. She worked long hours at many jobs to give us what we needed, while achieving an associates degree in business. She was known to many as "Ma," or "Nonni." Two things were always open in her home, "Nonni's kitchen and Nonni's arms." She always took in anyone who needed food or a place to stay. She loved to celebrate every holiday with a passion, play bingo, scratch lottery tickets, and her Dunkin' Donuts coffee. She loved being around her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. They always brought a smile to her face. She will be greatly missed by all, so very much. She was a direct descendant of the Balch House in Beverly, Mass., and was the daughter of the late Virginia Nickerson Hogan. She is survived by her husband, the love of her life, Kingsley D. Morgan, originally from Trumbull, Conn.; her daughter, Virginia Gallerani and husband, James, and their two sons, Matthew and Michael, from Fairfield, Conn.; her daughter, S. Francine Cirinna, and her two daughters, Michelle and her husband, Daniel Fraser, and Cirinna Robichau of Beverly/Salem; her son, Joseph Cirinna and his partner, Manuela Bairos of Cambridge, Mass.; her son, Frank G. Cirinna III, and his two boys, Drew and Dominic of Hamilton, Mass., and their mother, Irene Cirinna; her stepchildren, Matthew Morgan and his wife, Laura, and their children, Robert C. Belisle, Jr. and his wife, Shirley, and their children, John Belisle and his wife, Melanie, and their children, Mark Belisle and his wife, Debbie, and their children, Greg Belisle and his wife, Kristin, and their children, Lou Ann Sheehy and her husband, Peter, and her children, and Crystal Patterson Guzman and her children.

She is also survived by four brothers and one sister, Daniel Barry, Jeff Barry and Lonnie Hogan of Beverly, Mass., Jay Barry of Dover, N.H., and Paula Long of Maine.

She is also survived by her former husbands, Albert Ambrose and Frank G. Cirinna, Jr. She was predeceased by her son, John Ambrose; two brothers, John Barry and Gerard Hogan; grandparents, Donald and Isabel Nickerson; great-uncle, Foster W. Morehouse; and the widow of Robert C. Belisle.

Her strength and ability to get through almost anything, is a legacy she leaves to all of us.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held at the Campbell-Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly, on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. For information, directions, or condolences, please visit www.campbellfuneral.com.