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Renee R Dondero

August 15, 1947 ~ September 20, 2021 (age 74)


Renee Dondero, 74, of Red Bank, peacefully passed away on September 20th.  Born in Newark, to Melchiore and Catherine Rizzuto, she is survived by her two sons, Joseph DOndero and his wife Jennifer, David Dondero and his wife Jennifer, as well as, her daughter Jennifer Rogers and her husband Chris. In addition, she is survived by her six grandchildren, CJ, Dylan, Mia, Madison, Mason, and Siena, and her three siblings, Victor Rizzuto, Melanie Natelson and Tony Rizzuto.

Renee was a devoted mother, grandmother, and sister who was an avid fan of the Yankees and Notre Dame football.  She spent her time traveling game to game watching her children and grandchildren compete in a variety of sports.  When not watching sports, Renee looked forward to spending time with friends, playing bridge, and enjoying her glass of wine.

Renee has touched many people across her life.  This included working at Bell Labs, Lucent, and Ocean First Bank, as well as her social networks, such as the “Shady Ladies”, “Softball Moms”, bridge partners, and numerous book club friends.

Friends and family may visit John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue in Red Bank, on Friday, September 24th from 5:00pm-8:00pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 25th,10:00am, at St. Mary Mother of God RC Church, 19 Cherry Tree Farm Road, Middletown.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Renee’s memory to:

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September 24, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
John E. Day Funeral Home
85 Riverside Avenue
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701

September 25, 2021

10:00 AM to TBD
Mary Mother of God RC Ch.
19 Cherry Tree Farm Road
Middletown, NJ 07748

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