Donna Lee Smilardo, age 76, a resident of Philippi, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday September 10, 2023 in the Broaddus Hospital. Donna was born May 14, 1947 in Baltimore, MD a daughter of the late Jack and Margaret (Felleisen) Weiner.
Surviving is son, Carmen Smilardo and wife Diana of Laurel, MD; grandchildren, Rylee and Carmello Smilardo of Laurel, MD; and brother, Butchy Weiner of Hagerstown, MD
Donna retired from the US Navy Historical Department as a Budget Analyst. During her time with the US Navy she assisted with projects including the raising of the USS Hunley, and the refurbishing of the USS Constitution. Donna worked at the Animal friends of Barbour County. She had a great love for animals and would also stop to assist any animal in need. Donna loved her grandchildren; she also enjoyed her beach trips with her family. Donna was a social person and never met a stranger. She will be missed by all whom knew her.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home and on-site Crematory 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Saturday September 16, from 6-8 pm and on Sunday September 17, from 11 am- 1 pm. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in the Tacy Crossroads Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to Animal friends of Barbour County PO Box 452 Philippi, WV 26416.