Grandmother of 27, great–grandmother of 11

Published in the May 5, 2016 edition

Mary-Meninger-Obit-webWILMINGTON —  Mary J. “Joan” (Greene) Meninger of Wilmington, formerly of North Reading passed away April 29. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald T. Meninger (Ret. Chief EFD), the mother of Steven T. (EFD) and his wife Karen of Everett, Mark J. (EFD) and Linda of North Reading, Cheryl A. Carlson and her husband Kevin of Bridgewater, Donna M. Maniff of Billerica, Donald A. (EFD) and his wife Maureen of Everett, Katherine M. Hegarty of Saugus, Laureen R. DeBenedetto and her husband Al of Stow, Dorene T. of Everett, Ellen M. Finnegan and her husband Michael of North Reading, John J. and his wife Heather of Groveland and Scott E. Meninger and his wife Kim of Groton. She was the grandmother of 27 and great–grandmother of 11. She was the sister of the late Barbara McCarthy and the  sister–in–law of Patricia Apruzzese and her husband Vincent of Everett, Carol Meninger of Malden, Fr. William Meninger of Colorado and John Santamaria of Ayer.    

Joan is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Her funeral was held from the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St. (corner of Park Street and Rte.28) North Reading on Wednesday May 4 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa Church, 63 Winter St. (Rte. 62), North Reading at 10:30 a.m.  Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s name to the St. Jude Hospital for Children, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis TN 38105-1905. Joan was a very active member at St. Theresa Church in North Reading and was also a former member of the Everett Woman’s Elks and E.V.F.A.