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Donna Mae (Ellis) Spino

Donna Mae (Ellis) Spino, 97, residing in Huron, passed away early Sunday, April 30, 2017 at her home.

Donna was born on June 23, 1919 in Dubois, ID to the late William "Bill" and Mayme (Burns) Ellis.

Donna graduated from Dubois High School in 1937. She met her husband, Tony Spino when he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was stationed in Idaho. They were married July 9, 1938 in Blackfoot, Idaho. Donna was a homemaker and a great cook. Donna was an avid reader and loved Zane Grey novels. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was very active in the Relief Society. In her spare time, she enjoyed doing ceramics, traveling back home to Idaho and spending time with her family and friends.

Donna is survived by her daughters, Tonette DeAngelis of Ballson Spa, NY, Penny (Bill) Haggerty and Christine (Sam) Sidoti both of Sandusky; 6 grandchildren, Russ (Pam) DeAngelis, Debra (Mark) VanDenborgh and Mark (Jan) DeAngelis all of New York State; Kellie (Joe) Rico of Cleveland, Billy Haggerty and Sam Sidoti both of Sandusky; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was blessed to have wonderful caregivers later in life that enabled her to stay at home.

In addition to her parents, Donna is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Tony Spino in 2004; brothers, Arthur, Gene and Gail Ellis; sister, Louise Kator; son-in-law, Russ DeAngelis and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Friends may call on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10:00 am until the time of funeral services at 11:00 am The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4511 Galloway Rd., Sandusky. Bishop Don Perdue will officiate. Burial will follow in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron. Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

Those wishing to contribute to Donna's memory may do so to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, Back to the Wild, PO Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824 or to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4511 Galloway Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870.

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