Donna Vasseur (Steffenhagen)

Donna Vasseur - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY – Donna, 81 years young, died on February 12 after a vibrant life filled with love and simple joys: trips to Myrtle Beach, an oaky Chardonnay, a good bargain, crusty Italian bread, and a sassy black outfit with heels and some bling.

She was an incredible mother who put her children and grandchildren above everything: son David Vasseur of Houston, Tx; son Thomas Vasseur of Washington, D.C.; daughter Sandy Hattendorf (Dan) of Charlotte, NC; and grandsons Mack and Casey. She is also survived by her “sister-cousin” Leah Rogalski (John); niece Janet Reiss (George); “bonus kids” Betsy Farris and Todd Roosa; and many more loving family members and friends. Donna was predeceased by her husband Laverne Vasseur, brother Tom Ceniglis (Reba), and special friend Phil Mills.

All are welcome to a mass of remembrance for Donna this Saturday, February 16, at 12 p.m. at St. Ambrose in Rochester, NY. From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., family and friends are also invited to share a glass of wine and their favorite memory at ARTISANworks, 565 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY. Those who would like to share their personal stories via email can send a message to her children at             

To honor Donna and help others who need the gift of life, please consider donating blood or financial resources in her name to your local American Red Cross.

3 Condolences

  1. Neil, Kees, Luke & Aspen on February 15, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    So sorry for your loss but a blessing to have your time together in recent months.

  2. Scott and sue on February 16, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    So sorry about your mom.
    So glad you were able to spend time together.
    I know how much you will miss her. We’re sorry we could not be with you.
    Lots of love
    Scott and Sue

  3. Michael Gro (Esgrow) on February 19, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    My wife and I extend our heartfelt condoelences to the family. Although I have not seen my cousin Donna for many years, it saddens me to know that she has now left this world. The obituary clearly reflects what an remarkable person she was, and what joy she shared with those close to her.

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