November 10, 1926 – October 3, 2019
Stephens, Donata, 92, of Coral Springs and Tamarac, went to be with the Lord October 3, 2019. Donata was born November 10, 1926 in Astoria, New York to the late Nunzio and Rose (Trivigna) Mazzarone. She was predeceased by two loving and devoted husbands, John Caricola and Walter Stephens. Those left to cherish her memory are her loving children, Donna (Gonzalo) Ramirez, Marie Donnelly, John (Debbie) Caricola, grandchildren, Lisa (Rob) Estroff, Debbie Curtis, Linda Rubino, Laura (Robert) Schneider, Michael (Denise) Donnelly, Amanda (Todd) Meister, Ashlee (Duke) Ibanez, great grandchildren, Emily, Julie, Brandon, Avery, Jamie, John Robbie, Matthew, Jacqueline, Donata, Gennaro, Michael, Ryan, Emma, Tyler, Ava, Mia, Jax and sister-in-law, Carmella Vratsolis. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 6, 2019, 5:00 - 8:00pm at Kraeer Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1655 University Drive, Coral Springs. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 7, 2019, 11:00am at St. Malachy Catholic Church, 6200 North University Drive, Tamarac with Fr. Dominic O'Dwyer officiating. Interment to immediately follow at Hollywood Memorial Park, Hollywood, FL.
- Donna Ramirez, Daughter
- Gonzalo Ramirez, Son-in-law
- Marie Donnelly, Daughter
- John Caricola, Son
- Debbie Caricola, Daughter-in-law
Grandchildren - Lisa (Rob) Estroff, Debbie Curtis, Linda Rubino, Laura (Robert) Schneider, Michael (Denise) Donnelly, Amanda (Todd) Meister, Ashlee (Duke) Ibanez
Great-grandchildren - Emily, Julie, Brandon, Avery, Jamie, John Robbie, Matthew, Jacqueline, Donata, Gennaro, Michael, Ryan, Emma, Tyler, Ava, Mia, Jax
Sister-in-law - Carmella Vratsolis
- Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, October 7, 2019
- Committal Service Monday, October 7, 2019
October 5, 2019
God Speed Aunt Nettie. You were always there for my Mom and your friend Marie. She loved to play cards and be with you. Now you both are in Heaven with family. I'll bet you have already played cards and laughed it up. GBNF.
October 5, 2019
I always looked at my Aunt Nettie as the rock of the Mazzarones ,she was the strong one of the family in my eyes. A very strong woman is how I remember my Aunt ,May you rest in peace , forever in my heart❤ Heaven has gained another Angel!
October 4, 2019
How do we begin to tell you how much we love you. Your smiling face and warm heart will forever be missed. May you rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus. 💔
Laurie Jean Labianca
October 4, 2019
Dear Donna, Marie and
I wanted to tell all of you that I am very sorry to hear about your mom. Aunt Nettie was a very special Aunt and I know she’ll be missed very much. Most of my memories are from my childhood and your mom was always very kind. The past couple of years I spoke to her on the phone and she was always very happy to hear from me. Although this is a very sad time remember how much she loved all of you and your children. I will pray for God to comfort and protect you.
Laurie Jean & Don