SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

October 14, 2013

Winifred A. (Foss) Donatelli


Peabody — Winifred A. (Foss) Donatelli, 71, of Peabody, died on Tuesday at her home, after a brief illness. Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Howard W. and Gertrude F. (Ernst) Foss. She was raised in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School. She lived in Lynn for many years, and resided in Manchester, N.H., for 20 years, before moving to Peabody five years ago. Winifred enjoyed her time spent with the many friends she made at the Tannery Apartments in Peabody. She enjoyed playing nickels and cards with a group of ladies there, and many of the residents were recipients of her knitting and crocheting projects.

Winifred was the mother of the late Shawn Drown, and sister of the late Howard Foss and Barbara Turner. She is survived by her children, Cynthia (Drown) Weaver and her husband, Gary, Brian Drown, Robin (Drown)Ketchum and Lenny McLaine, all of Lynn; her sister, Brenda Pzenny; her brother, Ronald Foss; and her sister-in-law, Linda Foss, all of Salem; 12 grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 426 Broadway, Route 129, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For directions and guest book, please visit www.solimine.com.