Donna L. Gatto-Cronin

June 19, 1947June 11, 2021

Donna L. (nee Pascale) Gatto-Cronin, of Williamsville, entered into rest on June 11, 2021 at age 73. Beloved wife of the late Donald Cronin; devoted mother of Misha (Michael) Ditty and the late Christopher Gatto; cherished step-mother of Brian (Pam) Cronin, MaryJo (Geoffrey) Burns, Nancy (Yazbeck) Sarkees and Joseph (Andrea) Cronin; adored step-grandmother of Michael (Charlene) Burns, Rachelle Burns, Mitchell Cronin, Chandler Cronin, Yazbeck Sarkees, Matthew Sarkees and Paige Ditty; loving daughter of the late Dominic and Helen Pascale; dear sister of Richard Pascale; fond aunt of Gina Pascale. Relatives and friends may visit the PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 1671 Maple Rd., Williamsville, on Monday (June 14, 2021) from 4-8pm where a memory sharing service will be held at 7:30pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Church, 200 St. Gregory Ct. (corner of Maple Rd.), Williamsville, on Tuesday (June 15, 2021) at 10:30am. Please assemble at church. Mass can be livestreamed at In lieu of flowers, contributions in Donna's memory may be made to the American Red Cross or Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue.


  • Visitation

    Monday, June 14, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021



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Brenda Rice

June 14, 2021

Donna is a Beautiful and Kindred Spirit. It was a pleasure knowing her. She always greeted you with a smile and with a cheerful uplifting demeanor.
She was supportive, kind, understanding and a good listener.
She was one of our member on the Wellness Committee.
The Corporate Challenge Walk she took care of all our needs.
She was a great assets towards our fund raising for the Hospice Walk and Light the night walk for Cancer and a joy during the Holidays. She is truly missed!
Much love to the family and prayers for strength during your time of need.
Sincerely, Brenda

Lynne Otwell

June 14, 2021

Misha: You know how dearly your mom is loved and I consider myself so fortunate to have had so many years to know her and count her among my dearest friends.
Her smile and laughter will never be forgotten. As hard as this time is, I am comforted knowing that she is resting peacefully now.
I am thrilled that she got to know Kevin and Olivia, and that they had the privilege of knowing her.
Please know that I am always here for you, for whatever you need and that I love you dearly, my Sister.

Lynne Otwell

Nathan Hall

June 14, 2021

A few memories :My wife and I moved next door to Donna and it was an honor to be her neighbor. We stopped over just to introduce ourselves and she invited us in, fed us, gave us something to drink, and we talked for an hour.
The day we come home from the hospital with our son, we woke up the next morning with a piece of paper taped to her window saying congratulations.
Donna would always invite us over to her summer get together and any chance she had would give our son cookies and toys.
Our final interaction was the day after Halloween, we talked for a while and before my son and I left, she had saved a box of chocolate for him.
From our first interaction to the very last, we never started off as neighbors, Donna began our relationship as friends, she was a friend to our son and he enjoyed every minute.
Thank you Donna

Meghan Gapa

June 12, 2021

Dear Rachelle, Mike, Mrs. Burns and Mr. Burns, Yazzie, Mark and family,

I’m so sorry for your loss. Your step-Grandma and step-Mom sounds like she was such a wonderful lady. I’m so sorry again. I know there are no words I can say right now. But, please know your all in my thoughts and prayers.

Meghan & the Gapa Family ❤️