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Donna Manolli

Donna (Sissy) Joan Manolli passed away peacefully on November 13, 2019. She was born in Snyder, TX on November 25, 1958 to Donnie and Joan McElreath. She received her Associates Degree in Accounting and was a successful business owner. She married her soul mate, George Manolli in 1985 and together they raised four beautiful daughters.

Sissy was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a selfless person who sacrificed her own needs for the good of her family. She liked reading, camping, spending time with her grandchildren, and was an avid Trump supporter. She enjoyed many traditions and cultures, but mostly singing and writing in Lebanese. She was one of the kindest people that you could ever meet, she opened her heart and home to anyone. She was always supportive and encouraging when sharing her wisdom in deep significant conversations. She was a fighter and although her battle was restless, she continued to love unconditionally.

Her loving memory will be cherished by her husband, George Manolli: daughters, Vashti Hassan, Sorcha Debit, Bebe Gallegos and husband Lance Gallegos, and Mary Manolli: grandchildren, Mikey Loy, Lexus Strayhand, Jason Gallegos, Sorcha Gallegos, and Gerious Gallegos: brother, Joe McElreath and wife Ann McElreath: sister, Bebe Babb and husband Dennis Babb, and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her father, Donnie McElreath and her mother, Joan McElreath.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, November 22nd at the Bloomfield Assembly of God Church, 211 East Oak St, Bloomfield, NM.

Sissy was an angel on earth and her consoling nature will be greatly missed.


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I love you Sissy.

Bebe Babb Nov 18 2019 12:00 AM

Sissy my heart aches and smiles at the same time. The day I heard about your passing I was hurt and angry at the same time. I thought long and hard and began reminiscing about every happy memory I had with you. You always had a way of putting a smile on everyone's face. We wasted so much time Sissy for just stupid reasons. I love you big sister and you will always be in my heart. George thankyou for loving my sister the way she deserved to be loved. Your in my heart forever!

Bebe Babb Nov 18 2019 12:00 AM

I am writing this for myself and my husband, Gene. Gene knew and loved Donna, both personally and professionally. I remember when dating Gene, someone asked if I had been introduced to George and Donna yet, because I would not be totally accepted until they accepted me. I have always loved this family, and been so grateful that Gene had them in his life. Gene use to tell me funny stories about when he had his car lots and Donna worked for him...and he had so much respect for her abilities. Gene has Alzheimer's now, and does not remember to much. I have not told him about Donna's passing, as I am afraid it will send him further down the tube of dementia. But I want the family to know how much Gene loved Donna and George, and of course the family. Mary was just a baby when the Manolli family came into my life, Mikey was in junior high, and the girls each had their lives going on. The one person that held everyone together was Donna. She was a good friend to me, even though there has been much distance between us these last few years. I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful woman, and Gene would want me to let everyone know how much he loves all of you.

Frieda Burson Nov 18 2019 12:00 AM

Sissy was my niece, but even more as I was awarded guardianship of her and Bebe when I was 20 years old. From before she started school I spent many hours babysitting her. Two of my favorite memories of that time are her love of popcorn and wanting a bonfire cookout for her birthday. At that time we lived in Redmond, OR which can be frigid late in November. She got the bonfire and outdoor popped popcorn. Always full of laughter and with deep concern for everyone she brought joy to all who knew her. I may not have seen her much after her marriage to George but she was never far from my thoughts. And never out if my heart. She will always remain in my heart and I will never ceases mourning the loss of hearing her voice and seeing her face. I literally be you Sissy Melissy!!!

Evalyn (Cal) Ward Nov 18 2019 12:00 AM