Gina Ann McDonald of Defiance, Missouri passed away at the age of 67 on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
She is survived by her beloved husband Michael McDonald of St. Louis, Missouri; two children, Sean (Matthew) McDonald and Wesley (Lisa) McDonald; mother Haroldene Napoli; five brothers, James (Lori) Napoli, John (Virginia/Gigi) Napoli, David (Sheila) Napoli, David (Susan) Rutledge; two grandchildren, Brock and Brayden McDonald; nieces and nephews Zach, Erin, Ryan (Andrea) N., Ryan (Linda) R., Emily (Dave); extended family O’Neill (Vickie) McDonald, Jim (Sally) McDonald, Scott (Kim) McDonald, Patti (John) Alli; and dearest friends Debbie (Randy) Abernathy and Ann Gartland. She is preceded in death by her father, Vincent “Jim” Napoli.
Gina and Michael were married on July 19, 1980, and celebrated 42 years of marriage. In her younger days, Gina was a model and eventually became an integral part of local businesses as an office manager. In retirement, Gina worked tirelessly as the family matriarch to bring everyone together for holidays and special events. She was well-known for sending out “all points bulletins” to family members to share exciting, important news. She was at peace in the mountains, regularly traveling out west to enjoy the fresh air and scenic views. She was active in her religion, participating in service and events at Immaculate Heart of Mary in New Melle, MO. She enjoyed playing cards, a marbles board game, crafting, and helped take care of her mother Haroldene. Gina was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend who loved and brightened everyone's’ lives.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 9am at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in New Melle, MO. The funeral service will be begin at 11am with a luncheon following.
Donations in remembrance of Gina can be made to The Backstoppers