EASTON, Conn. - Margaret (Rita) Mary Mende, a resident of Easton, died Oct. 4. She was 89.
Mende was born Sept. 26, 1925, in Dublin, Ireland. She immigrated to the United States with her family as a child. She was a 1944 graduate of St. James High School in Newark, N.J. She worked for 18 years as a title searcher for the U.S. Title Insurance Co. in Newark, N.J., and later, after her marriage, as a secretary in the local high school in West Caldwell, N.J.
Mende is survived by her daughter, Elaine Rita Mende Beloblosky (Alexander); two grandchildren; brother, Francis (Marilyn) Dunne of Metuchen, N.J.; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph O. Mende.
Calling hours Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Commerce Hill Funeral Home , 4798 Main St., Bridgeport (on the Trumbull line). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. in St. Jude Church, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, followed by interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mende's honor to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America at http://www.alzfdn.org
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