OBITUARY

Donna J. Gulluni

March 15, 1943January 11, 2021

Donna Jean (Bogard) Gulluni, 77, of Harrisburg, PA, passed away peacefully at her home on Jan. 11, 2021. She was born to parents David R. Bogard and Anna Mae Bogard on March 15, 1943 in Berwick, PA.

She graduated from Nescopeck High School in 1961. She went on to study Secondary Education/English at Bloomsburg University and graduated with a B.S. achieved. Over the course of her professional life, Donna worked as a teacher, a casework analyst for the PA Dept. of Public Welfare, a caseworker for Children and Youth, and as a hotline/casework analyst for the Office of Income Maintenance.

Her passion in life was the written word. She loved books and spent whatever time she could reading science fiction, fantasy, and later, “cozy” novels that she purchased on her kindle. She also grew up singing, loved the theater, was fascinated by space exploration and travel, and held education in the highest regard. She always entertained the notion of writing. Later in life, her greatest passion was her grandsons, whom she called her “beautiful boys.”

Donna met Gennaro Gulluni in 1969. They were married on May 24, 1969 in Nescopeck, PA. Together they raised 1 child: Aurora.

Donna is survived by her spouse, Gennaro Gulluni; daughter, Aurora Smith; sisters, Nancy Houck and Carol Borick; brother, Davild L. Bogard; grandsons, Kainan Smith and Korbin Smith; nieces, Laurie Clark, Wendy Kittle, Sarah Bogard, Stephanie Bogard, Rita Taylor, and Carmela Scamardella; and nephews, Geof Naugle, Todd Samsel, and Scott Bogard.

A memorial for Donna will be held Saturday, January 30, 2021. Public visitation 2PM-3PM at Cremation & Burial Society of Pennsylvania, Inc., 4100 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109 followed by a service for the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Planetary Society, one of her favorite organizations.

Services

  • Memorial Service Visitation

    Saturday, January 30, 2021

  • Family Memorial Service

    Saturday, January 30, 2021

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Aurora Smith

January 29, 2021

I love you, Mom. I don't know what else to say here. I miss you.