Bella Donatos

bella donatos

November 28, 1925 ~ June 26, 2021

Bella Donatos, 95, of Fort Lee, passed away on June 26, 2021. Bella grew up in Washington Heights, New York, and was a graduate of George Washington High School. Bella worked for many years in New York City, as an administrative assistant in the advertising industry. She was known for her wit and great sense of humor.

She is survived by her loving sister, Helen Chrysanthem, her nephew Nicholas, her niece Alexandra, and was the great aunt to; Maria, Victoria, Alex, Moscos, Nicole and Julia.

The celebration of her funeral mass will be on, Wednesday, June 30th, at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 10 Mill Road, New Rochelle, NY. Viewing will be from 10:30am-11:00am; service will be from 11:00am- 12 noon. Graveside prayer to follow at Ferncliff Cemetery, 280 Secor Road, Hartsdale, NY.


Religious Service: June 30, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
10 Mill Road
New Rochelle, NY

Visitation: June 30, 2021 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
10 Mill Road
New Rochelle, NY

Interment: June 30, 2021 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Ferncliff Cemetery
280-284 Secor Road
Hartsdale, NY 10530

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  1. Hope you are at peace Aunt Bella. We will miss you, but you will be forever in our hearts. We hope you are walking in heaven, and are feeling no pain.

  2. Dear Aunt Bella I hope you are at peace and have reunited with your loved ones who have passed. I will miss you so much. I will always remember you for your independence, jokes and mental sharpness. You were a true example of grace and strength. I love you and you will be in our hearts forever. Love, Victoria

  3. Aunt Bella,
    I will always remember your funny jokes and our times in Southold together. I will miss you greatly and hope you are no longer in pain and aren’t suffering anymore. Rest in peace.
    I love you,

  4. I will miss you my Nouna. I will always remember your encouragement, kindness, and stability in my life. I owe a large part of who I am to your nurturing and inspiration. You were a part of many fond memories and milestones. A part of you will always live inside me and our family. You are my light. May your memory be eternal. I love you. Rest peacefully.

  5. Dear Thea Bella,
    You never failed to make everyone laugh and will be missed greatly. I will never forget the times you would play cards with me, tell the best stories, and wear the most amazing outfits. I always admired the confident, smart, and beautiful soul you were. I hope you are at peace now and know that your memory will live on forever in our hearts. I love you.

  6. Bella was the best. Southold memories. My navigator.

    Special and will be never forgotten.

    Love always

  7. Dear Thea Bella,

    You always knew how to keep a conversation lighthearted and funny. You were extremely generous, kind and caring. I want you to know you will always have a place in my heart. There are few people in this world who can get along with just about everyone they come in contact with – but you were one of them. I hope you are catching up with some friends from the past and passing on more laughs to those above. Thank you for the time you have given us here and may you rest in peace.


  8. Dear Bella,
    I am so sad you are gone, I will miss our talks. I always looked forward to sitting side by side as you told your stories, We shared so many laughs and a few tears. You were always able to make each of us feel loved and special. I always admired that you were a true renaissance woman. You lived a very full life with no regrets. I will miss you sweet Bella but I am glad you will no longer be in pain. I know you will be welcomed with open arms. Love you, Tina

  9. Thea Bella,

    Every memory of you brings warmth to my heart and a smile to my face. You lived your life fiercely, independently and with generosity. Your worldview was ahead of its time, and that always inspired me and made me feel at ease in our conversations, like nothing I could say would change how much you loved me. I remember one time we talked in 2016 and Yiayia said she was voting for Trump and you said emphatically, "not me!" and it just cracked me up.

    I will miss your fabulous style, your wit, and your beautiful soul. I love you. Rest in peace.


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