Donna M. (Matherson) Lanni May 27, 2022 Donna M. (Matherson) Lanni, 71, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully at home with her children by her side. Born in Syracuse to the late Richard J. and Helen J. (Sullivan) Matherson, she studied at Syracuse University and then went on to become a cosmetologist at the Syracuse Home for over 25 years. She enjoyed traveling and frequent trips to the casino. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her beloved children. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Richard J. Matherson, Jr., and her longtime companion, Joseph Siracusa. Donna is survived by her son, Charles Gates, IV; her daughter, Marietta Lanni (Bob Hannan); a brother, Keith (J.J.) Matherson; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends may call Thursday, June 2, 2022, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the THOMAS J. PIRRO JR. FUNERAL HOME, 3401 Vickery Rd. (Corner of Buckley Rd.) N. Syracuse, NY 13212, immediately followed by a funeral service in celebration of Donna’s life at 12:00 PM at the funeral home. WORDS OF COMFORT MAY BE EXPRESSED AT TJPFUNERALHOME.COM
Published by Syracuse Post Standard from May 28 to May 29, 2022.