Dana Lynn DiRusso – 10/28/2021

October 31st, 2021

Dana Lynn DiRusso, 65, of Boothwyn passed away on Thursday, October 28th at Riddle Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Chester to Elmer and Mildred Stewart.  Dana was a graduate of Chichester High School with the class of 1974.  Dana was the office manager for 911 in Media for 23 years.  Prior to that, she was the assistant to the Director of Domestic Relations for 10 years.  She also taught preschool and kindergarten at the Chichester Kinder School. Dana was a member of Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills where she active in the book club and Alpha to Bridge program.  She was also active in all of the church’s charity functions.  Her life’s passion was spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her sister, Mildred Spevak and 2 brothers.  She is survived by her husband, Nicholas J. DiRusso; children, Averi DiRusso and Brent DiRusso (Lori); brothers, Elmer and Mark Stewart; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson.

Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 3rd at 11am at Covenant Fellowship Church 1 Fellowship Drive, Glen Mills, PA.  Friends and family are invited to visitation in church from 9:30-11.  Burial will be private.  Donations in Dana’s name can be made to Feed the Children at Official Site | Feed the Children or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (

13 thoughts on “Dana Lynn DiRusso – 10/28/2021

  • By Amanda Kepner-Brown on

    Dear Uncle Nicky, Averi, Brent and grandchildren (Caleb and AJ come to mind but I know there are more of you),

    My heart breaks for you all and I hold you in my mind and heart today and in the days ahead. Aunt Dana (I feel truly honored to have known her as Aunt) was the most beautiful person I have ever met. I cannot think of her without realising and feeling her kindness and seeing her smile. I have so many happy memories of times spent in her company and I am grateful to have those memories. But it hurts that my trip back home was cancelled last summer and I won’t get one more memory this coming summer either. She truly was an angel on Earth.

    I send lots of love to you all and keep you in my prayers. I know she’ll be hugging Aunt Mil and Honey and looking down on you all.

    Love, Amanda

  • By Patty Stewart Wolford & Family on

    My heart is broken. Dana was a beautiful loving person. God Bless her. Our deepest sympathy to Nicky and her children. Love you Danababe, until we meet again.

  • By Patricia Braughton on

    I just personally want to send my love and condolences to Nick, Averi, Brent and Family. Hearing of Dana passing was a sorrowful day for myself. Dana was a loving, caring, and Precious person that would help everyone and loved her Family. Dana will be missed. God Bless you all at this difficult time. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Love Pat Braughton

  • By Judithann and Eric Streck on

    We’ll always remember that special smile, the twinkle in your eye, the easy laughter and quick wit you always had. The warm embrace you always gave us, you always being there for us, no matter what. We will always remember you, and we will always remember the love we have for you. But that can’t compare to how much Nick, Avery, Brent, and her beloved grandchildren must miss her. Dana was such a special person.

  • By Chris Oakes on


  • By WayneMozingo on

    Am so very sorry for your lost.I remember watching Dana grow up into the gracious person she was.May GOD REST HER SOUL.The family is in my prayers.

  • By Mary Eachus on

    Dana you will missed by all who knew you! Love you!!

  • By Elaine Stormer on

    Dana was one of the most kind, caring people I have ever known. She was always a pleasure to be around and made everyone feel at home. My deepest sympathy goes to Nicky and her family. She will be missed.

  • By Averi DiRusso on

    I thought of you with love today. But that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday…and the day before that too. I think of you in silence. I often speak your name. All I have are memories. And your picture in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake. With which I’ll never part. God has you in his keeping. I have you in my heart. I miss you so much. I love you mommy dearest.

  • By Jc, John on

    Love you and miss you,

  • By Pattie Dement on

    Dana was such an exceptional person. She was always kind and generous with the most uplifting and beautiful smile. Always sweet and caring.
    I feel God has another Angel to watch over all of her love ones.
    She will be truly missed. It was an honor to call her my friend.
    May God watch over Nick and give him strength to carry him through this difficult time. Our prayers are with the whole family.

  • By Edward Doyle on

    Rest In Peace, Dana. Enjoyed working with you You we’re a wonderful person.

  • By Ethel A. Jaworsky on

    I will miss you Most Excellent Dudett.
    I will see you again, I know it.

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