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Donna L. (Staffier) Sarmanian

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“I was so sorry to hear that Donna had passed. She was such a wonderful person. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Jeffrey Goldberg - Malden

“Dear Mike and family,I am so very sorry to learn about Donna. I cannot imagine the sorrow you are all feeling. It was a long, courageous battle for...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon Iovanni - Stoneham, MA

“Lara & KenMy thoughts & prayers are with you & your family ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara Avitabile Mullen - Milton, MA

“Mike and family, We were so very sorry to hear of Donna's passing. We have such fond memories of our Aruba vacation together. Our sincerest...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Jeff Cataldo - Stoneham, MA

“Michael, so sorry for your loss. My condolences to your family. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Chuck Lindberg - Revere, MA

“Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Dave and I send our deepest sympathy. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Robin Hines - Lynn, MA

“Mike, I am so sorry to learn of Donna's passing.....it is very easy to remember her smiling face and beautiful smile....across all the years.....from...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Robert Kennedy - Stoneham, MA

“I am so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. She was the sweetest and I am so fortunate to have worked with her for many years. My deepest condolences...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Melissa Jeffrey - Woburn, MA

“I am so sad to read of Donna's passing. When I was a third grade teacher in Medford, Donna was the speech teacher. We became very friendly over the...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: MaryAnn Bell - Stoneham, MA

“RIP. So sorry for your lost ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Gary Fisher - Peabody, MA

“Donna was such a beautiful person. I loved working with her and enjoyed our chats. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Ellie O'Leary - Medford, MA

“Michael, please accept my sincere condolences. May Donna's memory give you strength and be for a blessing. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Barry Cohen - Lynn, MA - Friend

“My deepest sympathy to all of you. I will miss my good friend forever and ever. Rest in eternal peace Donna. Love Karen ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Karen Feldman - Gloucester, MA

“I was lucky and blessed to have you as my friend. You were there when I needed you the most. There are so many words I can use to describe you but...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Jo Chiachio - Stoneham, MA

“Michael, I and so sorry for your loss. I know how hard the next few months and more will be. The wonderful memories and that she's now at peace will...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Susan (Smith) Popa - Harrisburg, PA


Donna L. (Staffier) Sarmanian, of Stoneham, formerly of Revere, passed away on Tuesday July 30th, 2019 surrounded by her family after an incredibly courageous battle with cancer. She was 65 years of age.

Donna is the beloved wife of Michael Sarmanian. She is the proud mother of Jena Sarmanian, Lara Roche and her husband Kenneth, and Michael Sarmanian. Cherished "Ninnie" of Paige and Caroline Roche. Donna is the loving daughter of the late Victor and Victoria (Angelo) Staffier. An extraordinary woman, beautiful inside and out, and an amazing friend to countless others.

Donna loved many things in life. She was an avid Boston Celtics fan and a Jeopardy fanatic, always knowing the answers to more questions than you. She enjoyed reading a good book at her happy place, the screen porch of her summer home in Sagamore Beach. If you knew her, she had likely given you a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear and most certainly good advice in return. She loved soft serve "twists," trying out the newest restaurants around town and spending a long weekend in Fort Lauderdale. She was the happiest surrounded by those she loved, especially her granddaughters who brought her an incredible amount of joy.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St. (RT28) STONEHAM Saturday August 3, 2019 at 8:45 am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Donna's Eternal Life in St. Joseph Church 173 Albion St. Wakefield at 10 am. Interment will be Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham.

Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share memories with the family on Friday August 2, 2019 from 3 pm to 7 pm in the funeral home. Parking attendants and elevator available.

Please consider donations in memory of Donna to Target Cancer Foundation 955 Mass Ave #343 Cambridge, MA 02139.