Our Wonder Women. Our Angel.
Reo lived life to the fullest with her outgoing and free-spirited personality. Well known for her delicious cooking, her door was always open and everyone was welcomed with a big smile and hug. She loved the Casino, country music and vacationing in Puerto Rico. Reo had a wonderful sense of humor and was a fiercely independent and proud woman. She fought cancer with courage, grace and dignity. Her strength and perseverance was shown throughout her battle.
From the time Reo was first diagnosed with lung cancer through her courageous effort to defeat the disease, we had the love and support of many people and saw firsthand the dedication and talents of many wonderful, caring doctors and nurses as they sought to prolong Reo’s life.
This support and commitment helped Reo and our family during her illness and we made a commitment to raise funds so the doctors and researchers could continue their work to one day find a cure so other families would not have to experience what our family did.
The Reo Todesca Memorial Foundation was started in 2018 by Paul Sr., Paul Jr. and Angelo to honor her memory. Since its formation, the foundation has donated directly to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to support the much needed lung cancer research.
"A beautiful life that came to an end, she died as she lived, everyone's friend. In our hearts a memory will always be kept, of one we loved and will never forget."