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Laura May Mendes Brening
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Birth: May 1, 1933
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 1998
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Wife of
Manuel Joseph Santos (19311992)
James "Jimmy" Heron Jr. (19251995)
Harold Brening

LAURA M. BRENING - YUMA, Ariz. - Laura Mendes Brenning, 65, of Yuma, Ariz., died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, in Phoenix, Ariz.

She was the wife of Harold Brening. Born in Newport on May 1, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Silveira Mendes. Mrs. Brening was a retired medical assistant.

Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Manuel J. Santos Jr. of Gambrells, Md., two daughters, Juanita M. Potorke of Tulare, Calif., and Rose Marie Caraker of Preston, Md., two sisters, Clara M. Rosa of Middletown and Mary McCall of Dade City, Fla.; a brother, Charles Mendes of Holly, N.Y.; two aunts, Jesuina Faria of Portsmouth, and Irene Rodrigues of Newport; an uncle, Joseph Silveira Sr. of Middletown; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Joseph Mendes and twin sister of the late Clara May Mendes.

Her funeral was held Saturday, June 27, at the Kammann Mortuary Chapel in Yuma. Burial was in the Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Yuma.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 19, in the Salve Regina University Chapel in Newport.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, RI Affiliate, 40 Broad St., Pawtucket, R.I. 02860. 
 
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 Parents:
  Frank Paul Mendes (1905 - 1982)
  Mary Henrigues Silveira Mendes (1903 - 1989)
 
 Spouse:
  Manuel Joseph Santos (1931 - 1992)
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Cayton Mendes (1925 - 1983)*
  Laura May Mendes Brening (1933 - 1998)
  Clara May Mendes (1933 - 1940)*
  Charles Manuel Mendes (1941 - 2001)*
  Clara May Mendes Rosa (1947 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
LAURA MAY BRENING
LOVING WIFE MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER
MAY 1 1933
JUNE 24 1998
 
Burial:
Desert Lawn Memorial Park
Yuma
Yuma County
Arizona, USA
 
Maintained by: Cindy
Originally Created by: Cori Hoag
Record added: May 31, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5498246
Laura May <i>Mendes</i> Brening
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Laura May <i>Mendes</i> Brening
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May 1, 1933
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