Donna M. Kinnear

May 8, 1961 - October 24, 2018

After a lengthy battle with cancer, Donna Marie (Raffaniello) Kinnear peacefully passed away on October 24, 2018 in Cape Coral, FL at the age of 57. She leaves behind her husband, William James Kinnear; her daughters, Jessica Leann Williams and Emily Danielle Kinnear; and her grandchildren, Madison, Harper, and Colton.

Donna was born on May 8, 1961 in Brooklyn, NY, to father Daniel Raffaniello and mother Anna Marie (Sellers) Raffaniello, who predeceased her. She grew up in a loving family with two brothers, Dana and Darin Raffaniello, and sister Dara Raffaniello.

Donna relocated to Cape Coral, FL from Brooklyn, NY in 1976. She met her future husband in October 1979. Donna married William Kinnear on April 17, 1982, at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Cape Coral, FL. They raised their two daughters in Cape Coral, FL.

Donna was a loyal and beloved friend to many. When diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016, she remained dedicated in her work and in her will to fight her illness. Her cancer went into remission for nine months. Even during a very aggressive metastasis, she remained a brave, iron-willed woman, and throughout her final months.

Donna is survived by her husband and children, as well as her sister, Dara Raffaniello; her brothers, Dana and Darin Raffaniello; stepmother Patricia Raffaniello; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Donna has requested to be cremated. A private celebration of life is planned, invitations to follow. The family would especially like to thank all of Donna’s friends and coworkers who have gone above and beyond to assure her wishes have been met; the American Cancer Society staff who assisted in ensuring Donna made it to her numerous cancer treatments; the staff of Hope Hospice for their constant, attentive treatment; and the Mullins Memorial Funeral Home, for making the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to The American Cancer Society.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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