Laura L. “Lauri” (Fratolillo) Donnell, age 52

of Quincy

Laura L. “Lauri” (Fratolillo) Donnell, age 52

Laura L. “Lauri” (Fratolillo) Donnell, age 52, of Quincy, passed away, Monday, May 4, 2020, at Boston Medical Center, after a brief illness.

Lauri was born, raised, and educated in Quincy. She was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1985, and later graduated magna cum laude from Suffolk University with a degree in Criminology. She was a lifelong resident of Quincy’s Houghs Neck.

She was a former caseworker at Aspire Health Alliance and later a waitress at The Fours Restaurant in Quincy.

Lauri spent most of her recent years helping others deal with many of the same struggles she bravely battled and overcame. She also faced her health issues with the courage of a lion, the grace of an angel, and an insurmountable love for her family and God. People that were lucky enough to know her will remember her beautiful blue eyes, bright smile, infectious sense of humor, and her vibrant presence when she walked into a room.

Beloved wife and best friend for twenty-three years of Richard Donnell.

Devoted mother of Amanda Donnell and Jack Donnell.

Daughter of the late Janice (Lotti) and Joseph A. Fratolillo, who died May 6, 2020.

Sister of Brenda J. McKeon, her partner Kimberly Mullaney, and their children, William (Jill), Michael (Julie), Joshua, and Kaleigh McKeon.

Daughter-in-law of Carol Casey (John).

Sister-in-law of CarolAnn White (Michael) and their children, Connor and Corey White; Michelle Doherty (Robert) and their children Brian, Isabelle, and Jayden Doherty.

In light of current events, funeral services were private. Interment took place at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. A celebration of Lauri’s life will be held at a later date.

For those who wish, donations in Lauri’s memory may be made to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, 22100 Gratiot Avenue, Eastpointe, MI 48021 or by visiting


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  • My heart goes out to you Rich ,Amanda & Jack. Also you my dear friend Brenda and your children. Lauri was one of a kind!! She will missed dearly. Love to all

  • Richie, Amanda and Jack
    Sending our deepest condolences, prayers and love during this most difficult time.

    Pat and Marion

  • Rich – I am so sorry to hear of Lauri’s passing. She was such a fun loving free spirit and I will always remember her outgoing and confident personality. My prayers are with you, your children and extended family. May she rest peacefully.

  • With deepest sympathy, I’m sorry to hear of Lauri’s passing.

  • We are so deeply sorry for your loss. We will always remember Lauri’s warmth and positivity. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I went to Atherton Hough, Broad Meadows and Quincy High with Lauri. We grew up together. she was vivacious, kind and beautiful. Her legacy of love touched many lives. She is at peace in the arms if the Lord. With Deepest sympathy, love, Judy Clasby

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Every time I saw Lauri it would transport me back to the halls at QHS. She would smile make me laugh and tell me how much she missed the class of 85. We lost a great one.. I’ll miss that smile.

  • Praying for all of you. Sending you prayers and love during this terrible time. May Lauri rest peacefully. xoxoxo

  • Rich we are so sorry. We love you. Please hear and feel our prayers and love for you all. Xo

  • I just heard the sad news. Lauri was absolutely one of a kind. A beautiful soul that lit up a room. She was brave and funny and beautiful. She will forever be missed.