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Obituary for Anita Menendez

The world lost one of its brightest rays of sunshine on Saturday evening, September 15, 2018, as Anita Menendez passed away peacefully to be with our Lord and Savior. Anita was born on July 28, 1932, in Clarksburg, and lived the majority of her life in Spelter with her parents Lourdes and Sergio.

She retired from Union National Bank in Clarksburg, having risen to the position of Bank Loan Officer. She was known for the devoted service she provided through her occupation to people in need and for her involvement in a multitude of community service organizations such as the Hispanic Club and Serra Club. Anita took great pride in her Spanish heritage and often spoke, wrote, and was interviewed about growing up as a child of Spanish immigrants from Asturias, Spain, in the Spelter community with several Spanish immigrants. One of her greatest loves was that of family and she was truly an amazing daughter, sister, aunt, and great-aunt. She will be sorely missed but her legacy will live on through her examples of kindness, her sense of humor, and her service to mankind.

Anita was the last surviving member of her immediate family, preceded in death by her parents Lourdes and Sergio, her brother David Menendez and wife Edith, her sisters Lola Brignone and husband Pete, and Paquita Barron and husband Dominick, and a niece Tina Brignone.

She is survived by nephew Gary Barron and his wife Paula of Bridgeport; nephew, David Menendez and his wife Rita of Kansas City, MO; and niece Linda Manna of Omaha, NE; and several great-nieces and nephews and their families.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to New England Center for Children, c/o Jessica Seaver, 33 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA 01772-2108.

Per Anita’s wishes, a private viewing and service will be held at Burnside Funeral Home in Bridgeport prior to internment in Shinnston Memorial Cemetery.

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