Beloved Realtor Donna Marie DeLibro passed from this Earth on November 10, 2021. After overcoming health challenges throughout the years, including a kidney transplant in 2001, she died following a brief illness.
Born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Donna graduated from Fairfield University with a B.A. Degree in History before moving to Santa Barbara in 1981 with her mother Lucia “Chickie” DeLibro. Donna attended Santa Barbara College of Law before starting a 9-year career at Bank of America.
In 1991, Donna received her real estate license and for the next 30 years served clients working at Century 21 Butler Realty, and since 2018, Keller Williams Realty. Everyone could always count on Donna to be there every step of the way through real estate transactions and beyond. She was an important person to many and was extremely helpful and considerate. She was quick to answer questions or provide a referral for a service and always listened patiently.
Donna was independent but worked well with a team and was respected and liked by colleagues. She could also be fierce and strong when needed. She was dedicated to her craft and to helping a wide network of clients and coworkers, many of whom became lifelong friends who she treated as family.
Donna enjoyed sending and receiving handwritten greeting cards for all occasions. She excelled at baking, most especially pies, which she would share with friends. Donna was a selfless caregiver as well, caring for her mother, Chickie, until her passing in 2008. Donna loved animals, although mice terrified her. She would often care for friends’ pets while they were out of town or when needed. Donna cherished and fussed over her huge, fluffy Ragdoll cat, who is now living with friends, and, like all of us, misses her terribly.
Donna was laid to rest with her mother at Carpinteria Cemetery. She will live in our hearts forever.