Donna Lee Snyder Belli, 77, of St. John Commons, North Haven, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Masonicare, Wallingford with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Anselmo “Sam” Belli. Donna was born in Clarks Summit, PA, on September 22, 1936; daughter of the late Martin and Bertha Schell Snyder and had worked for Yale University in the Mathematics Department for 27 years until her retirement. Donna was an avid golfer, bowler, reader and painter; played piano, and loved to hear and tell a good joke.  Mother of Roberta (Gail Najam) Belli, Susan (Toby) Corey and Sandra (Vincent) Gulisano. Grandmother of Alexandra and Jordan Corey, Samantha, Lindsay and Vincent, Jr. and Andrew Gulisano. Sister of Alice Stone, Carol (Richard) LaFond and the late Willard Snyder. Also survived by her dear friend Dr. Anthony Buemi, many nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services have been entrusted to the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Masonicare Hospice, 22 Masonic Ave., Wallingford, CT  06492