Donna Marie Rossi of Yardley passed away peacefully Friday, June 16, two days after turning 55.

Born in Trenton, Donna was a fierce advocate for improving the lives of children, both at home through St. John the Evangelist’s annual Jesse Tree program to provide gifts the area’s children in need at Christmas time, and abroad through the Unbound organization, which provides programs to sponsor children in impoverished nations.

She was the beloved wife and partner of Tom for 30 years. She was a mother and friend to Kevin and James, along with their respective partners, Aubrey Nagle and Kacee Rizzo. She is survived by her mother, Lorraine Monk; her aunt, Ida Koerner; and her sister, Sandi Boes, brother-in-law, Bill, and their son, Brett. Donna also was the loving aunt of Colleen, Michael, Patrick, Nicole, Sean, Hayley, T.J., and Leah. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Monk; and a nephew, Chris Boes.

She kept a strong, tight-knit inner circle of friends and family of whom she was always a fierce supporter. Strong-willed and tenacious at every step of her life, Donna firmly believed we are defined by small moments which often go unnoticed, relishing the random acts of kindness. The family’s annual trip to the Outer Banks was a highlight each year, and she enjoyed watching tennis, baseball, and NASCAR.

Relatives and friends are invited to a public viewing from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 South Delaware Ave., Yardley, PA, 19067. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA 19067. The family asks those who attend to please wear purple or to bring an item in Donna’s favorite color in remembrance of her.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Unbound and the St. Mary Medical Center Foundation in Donna’s name.

Timothy J. Fitz-Maurice, age 57, of Yardley, PA, died on June 8, 2017 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Born in Bristol, PA, Tim had been a lifelong area resident.

He was a graduate of Pennsbury High School, Class of 1977, where he enjoyed playing football and baseball. Mr. Fitz-Maurice was employed as an outside salesperson with Freedom Millwork in Pipersville, PA for the past 2 years. Tim was an avid sports fan, enjoyed fishing and hanging out with his kids and grandkids.

Son of the late James Fitz-Maurice, and brother of the late Brian Fitz-Maurice, he is survived by his mother Elinor (Hurst) Fitz-Maurice, his son Kevin J.Fitz-Maurice of Yardley, two daughters and a son-in-law Leah and Jason Vegotsky of Lower Makefield, and Alexis Fitz-Maurice of Lower Makefield, two brothers and sisters-in-law James and Lizbeth Fitz-Maurice of Morrisville and Jeff and Karen Fitz-Maurice of Newtown, PA, three grandchildren, Chase, Mackenzie and Everly Vegotsky, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Tuesday evening from 7-9 PM at the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville, PA. His funeral mass will be celebrated 10 AM at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 758 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville, PA. His interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to The American Heart Association, https://donatenow.heart.org/

Louis Menapace IV of Lower Makefield Township, Pa. died Monday, May 22, 2017. He was 24.

Born in Red Bank, N.J., he had resided in Lower Makefield for the past 20 years.

Louis was a student at Temple University, studying landscape architecture. He graduated from Pennsbury High School where he played football and was a member of the wrestling team. He was also an avid skier who annually traveled with his dad, uncles and friends to ski the slopes of the U.S. and Canada. Another love of his was BMX biking. He biked with his friends in local biking parks and loved to perform his skills.

 

Louis was working for Christopher A. Zeek, Landscape Design & Construction in Ambler, Pa. while attending classes at Temple. He was a valued employee and friend of his coworkers.

Louis had a kind heart. He was loved by all his family and more friends than one could count. He had a great smile and laugh; blue eyes that made you smile. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his parents, Louis Menapace III and Carol O’Brien Menapace; his paternal grandfather, Louis Menapace Jr.; maternal grandmother (D-Ma), Alice O’Brien; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins. Louis was preceded in death by his paternal grandmothers, Joan Menapace and Inge Menapace, and his maternal grandfather, Edward J. O’Brien Jr. He was the apple in all of their eyes.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, Pa., where friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass.