Donna J. De LaRosa, 68, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on August 20, 2021, after a long and hard-fought battle with many illnesses. She was born in San Antonio, May 11, 1953. Donna graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1971. Donna had a fierceness that was unmatched, morals that never wavered, and a heart of gold that never tarnished. An extrovert of the highest order, she made fast friends with people wherever she went. Her positive attitude, bright smile, and unmistakable laughter brightened every room she walked into. And if you somehow missed all of those things, then her signature scent, Red Door, permeating the air around her left no mistake that Donna was in the building. Always ready to dance the night away or rock the karaoke mic, Donna never met a party she didn’t like. She also wouldn’t say no to anything red, fuchsia, sparkly, or shiny! Being with family and friends, celebrating birthdays, yelling BINGO, or spinning the slot machine wheel is where Donna loved to be the most. She is survived by her husband of twenty-eight years, Eduardo De LaRosa, son Joseph Christian Flores, daughter Jessica Grace Flores, grandchildren Christian Rene Flores, Gabrielle Rose Cruz, Benjamin Edward Ramirez, Nathaniel Ramirez; brothers Jesse Reyes, Ruben Reyes, Rene Reyes, her sister Juliet Reyes Rodriguez, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends.

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  1. I worked with Donna at AT&T in the National Bilingual Center for many years. She was always jolly and had a great sense of humor. She always made me smile and was a good friend . I am so very sorry for your loss and my deep condolences to the family. Cookie Garcia 8518 Raton Way Helotes Tx 78023

  2. Donna, I can not imagine a world without you. Although we didn’t see each other very often or talk frequently we always knew there was love. Always. My favorite memories of you are the simple ones- You taking me to see the puppet shows at the downtown public library on Saturday mornings; buying me my beautiful baby doll Marie and her beautiful little crib; taking me with you to Geri’s apartment where we would go swimming and to her house in King William with Carol King’s TAPESTRY playing in the background. You loved anything strawberry scented. You loved mini skirts and halter tops. You made the most scrumptous noodles, lemon meringue pie, and egg rolls! You were there when I went shopping for my wedding dress and you were my Matron of Honor at my wedding. You were one of the very first people after Mom and Eddie that I told I thought I may be pregnant and your voice was the loudest of the cheers in the doctor’s office waiting room when my pregnancy was confirmed. You were there the entire 27 hours of Jude’s labor and was one of the 1st to hold him after he was born. You and I were holding our Mom’s hands as she passed and 3 months later we were holding Aunt Margaret’s hands when she joined her. We never ended a phone call without saying I love you. I am grateful for that. What I will miss most is my yearly Happy Birthday phone call and hearing you sing to me. It always made my heart happy when you called me your Baby Sister. I will not send you off in sorrrow. You deserve so much better than that. And I won’t say good-bye. I will just say I love you forever and next time I see you we will have plenty to share. I love you Donna Jean! Your Baby Sister, Julie

  3. Donna I can see you smiling down from Heaven with no pain. Soar like an Eagle my fellow Brackite and Friend. May you Rest In Peace and Perpetual Light Shine Upon You. ✝️🕊

  4. Sincere condolences Freddie, Jessica and Joseph. A great beautiful soul has gone home but not without leaving a great void in our hearts. Beautiful, funny and a grand heart towards all who’s life she touched. We you’re friends the Goldens miss you so very much. RIP and feel no more pain until we meet again. Love you Donna.

  5. I remember her playing th we word “riblet” in scrabble games. I still don’t think it’s a word but she convinced us. So it became fair play. Well played. Well played.

  6. Donna was a tub buddy when I worked for AT&T, she took the time to help me learn the job and also taught me many life lessons. She was one of the best people that I have had the pleasure of meeting in my lifetime…will miss you “Big Sis” !!! My deepest sympathies for the family and all our friends !!

  7. Rest in peace, Beautiful Friend! You were one of many that brought such fun and happiness to the National Bilingual Center. Your bright and happy attitude and that beautiful contagious smile brought so many of us through the difficult calls we had to endure on a daily basis. God bless you Donna! ❤❤❤ My condolences to your family. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  8. The thing I remember best was your smile & sense of humor. We had a lot if laughs and grew up through some crazy times. God bless you.

  9. Condolences to the Delarosa family from Janie Villasenor I’ve known Donna for many years and she was the most happy go lucky person I’ve ever known she always made you laugh sleep tight Donna love you your friend

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