Donna Pulcino Maurice of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 28, surrounded by her loving family in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Donna was born in Altoona Pennsylvania to parents, Catherine Dillon and Benjamin Pulcino on December
Donna married Donald (Bud) Benton in Altoona, Pennsylvania when she was 16 years old. 2 years later they moved to Southern California with their 2 young daughters. Soon 3 more children were born. Soon afterward, the marriage ended in divorce) and Donna raised 5 young children alone. A few years later she met Albert Maurice (the love of her life) Eventually, they moved to Las Vegas, where Albert became a 21 dealer and Donna worked as a change girl at the Lady Luck Casino until she became pregnant then became a photographer taking pictures of the customers because she couldn't wear the change belt any longer. A while after their son was born Donna became employed at the Mint Casino as a cocktail server, she loved her job but it wasn't enough so she received her Real Estate license. Donna and Al were together for 55 years and loved to travel, they basically saw the world and their favorite way was by cruise ship. Their last cruise was to Moscow, Russia.
Donna is preceded in death by her son Donald ( Buddy) Benton, her Granddaughter Emily Joanne Harris, her Brother, Benjamin Pulcino Jr.,
Her sisters, Shirley Pulcino, Caroline Nardelli, Marlene Ciccareli, and Mother-in-Law Annoncia Maurice.
Donna is survived by her loving husband of 55 years Albert Maurice, and her children Debbie (Rock) Schoffeld, Vicki (Michael) Gantt, Linda Benton, Michael (Nancy) Benton, and Vincent Maurice. 7 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren and 5 Great Great Grandchildren, her sister Bonnie Shaffer, and many Nieces, Nephews, and Friends.
Donna's Celebration of Life will be Tuesday, June 6 from 3-5 pm at;
Davis Funeral Home
1401 S. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
Pastor Tom Schulte will be officiating,
After the service, the family would like to invite you to join the at the home of Al and Donna to share memories and food. The family is asking to wear Spring-like clothes to celebrate Donna's life.
The family of Donna wishes to extend our heartfelt Thank you to the staff of Harmony especially to Lucy who came in 3 days a week to make sure Donna was comfortable, and to Donna the RN who looked after all her health needs, also want to thank Davis Funeral Home especially Tiana making this difficult time as easy and comfortable as possible