WESTPORT, Conn. Former Westport resident Donna Marie Belta died May 11 of complications from diabetes. She was 60.
The daughter of Dina Belta and the late James S. Belta, she grew up on a family farm in Westport. Belta moved to Orlando, Fla., to practice as a certified health care provider. She helped both the very young and very old in her work.
Her most recent patient, Nicholas Wise, was in her care for nearly three decades. Belta was his first nurse, later becoming his guardian and "mom."
She is survived by Nicholas Wise; her mother, Dina; two brothers, James (Karen) Belta and Gregory (Mary Ann) Belta; a sister, Connie (Vinny) Von Zwehl; five nieces and a nephew.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke Church in Westport on Friday at 10 a.m. Burial at Assumption Cemetery in Westport will immediately follow the memorial service.
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