Donatella Donnell


Donatella Donnell was born Dec. 23, 1958 in Asti, Italy. She died in Fairhope on Oct. 3, 2013.

Donatella approached all things in life with spirited determination and discernment.

Her 20-year commitment to building a successful enterprise at Carell Corp. in Stapleton was surpassed only by her fierce devotion to the well-being of her family.

Elegance and impeccable taste were distinguishing features of Donatella’s person, as was her compassionate regard for the needs of others.

Her illuminating spirit and love will be felt always.

Continuing to celebrate her life are her husband, David Donnell; and her daughters, Hillary and Isabella Donnell and Laura Dickey.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to The Lighthouse (women’s and children’s shelter), P.O. Box 531, Robertsdale, AL 36567, 251-947-6197.

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Arrangements by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, Daphne.