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“I had the privilege of working with Donna while we were at Hartford Life Insurance together (in Simsbury, CT). Donna and I laughed and cried about...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jan Lindsey - Wilmington, NC

“I was fortunate enough to work with Donna at The Hartford and got to sit next to her as well. When talking with Donna, she always gave her undivided...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Jennifer Pesci-Anderson - CT

“Though I never met Donna in person, I did have the pleasure of speaking to her through the Help Desk. Beyond efficiency of her work, her pleasant...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Rebecca Santiago - Farmington, CT

“Donna was such a great person, I hardly ever saw her without a smile. You will be truly missed. Rest in peace Donna. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jamie Martin - Farmington, CT

“Donna is and was a beautiful soul...she will forever be a "star" in the night skies to shine her smile down on the people of the earth...MY THOUGHTS...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: TERRY BLAIS - FARMINGTON, CT

“An extraordinary lady, her spirit has flown into the ether,where I am sure, it will embrace us all.Gone, never forgotten.All the love my friend.Be at...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Kathleen O"Rourke - Halifax

“Even though I only met you a few times, I felt like it had been more. You welcomed me as Roger and Tracey's sister and I am so grateful for what you...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Kimber Desmond - Saratoga, CA

“I had the pleasure of working with Donna at The Hartford - and her infectious smile and lovely personality made her a fantastic person. Talking...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: John Devlin - Colorado Springs, CO

“Donna will be truly missed. We are deeply saddened by this loss to the UCONN Health Community.Thoughts and prayers are with her family.RIP Donna. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Steph & Joe Makar - Farmington, CT

Donna Jo Mineo, 50, of West Hartford, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday, June 2, 2017. Donna was predeceased by her husband, Paul, the love of her life. Anyone who looked like him received her undivided attention. That included Leonard Cohen and Gabriel Byrne. Donna loved life and knew that "the most wasted of all days is one without laughter." British sitcoms were among her favorite things to watch, and she had a hardcore passion for movies: the worse they were, the more she loved them. Donna adored cats, she passionately loved to discuss current events, she collected vintage jewelry and art, and spent hours knitting, reading true crime stories and exploring alien phenomenon. She took pride in being a geek and an introvert and loved Kate Bush so much she bravely traveled across the pond alone to see her perform. There, she met the Kate Bush fan club friends she had talked to online for so many years and wound up solidifying those friendships forever. Donna is survived by a large and wonderful family and a massive number of devoted friends. Those friends include her "chickens" at UConn, where she spent the last decade as director of the IT Help Desk. Meet us on Friday, June 9 from 5-7pm at Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main St., West Hartford to share a poem, a story, or anything you think people would love to hear about the amazing Donna Mineo. Bring tissues, and anything that screams Monty Python, RuPaul, or Joss Whedon. In lieu of flowers you can make a donation or volunteer at Mary's Kitty Korner, For directions and online condolences, visit