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 Morris “Bubba” Meno, Jr

Morris “Bubba” Meno, Jr

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 14 Nov 2011 (aged 88)
Vacaville, Solano County, California, USA
Burial Dixon, Solano County, California, USA
Memorial ID 100376387 · View Source
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Morris Meno, Jr., Vacaville resident for 15 years, died on Monday, Nov. 14, at home in Vacaville. He was born in New Orleans, La. on June 21, 1923. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, Nov. 25, at 10 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon.

Published in The Reporter on November 20, 2011.

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A memorial will be held for Morris "Bubba" Meno, Jr., 88 years, of Vacaville, on Friday morning, 25 November 2011, 10:00 o'clock a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, California.

Mr. Meno passed away in the early morning on 14 November, after struggling with cancer, at home with his beloved wife, Rita, by his side. A native of New Orleans, and former resident of Daly City, he was an active member of Calvary Hill Community Church where he was a dedicated servant on the usher board.

Morris was born on June 21, 1923, to Viola Landry Meno and Morris Meno. He was educated in Orleans Parish schools; and, served three tours of duty in the U.S. Navy including a dispatch on the USS Missouri, the site of Japan's unconditional surrenderin 1945 that ended World War II, as well as service in the Koran war. A gunshot would to the leg effectively ended what was intended to be lifelong military career. It is with great pride that he served his country; he was honored to be the recipient of two purple hearts during his tenure.

Afte the military, Morris returned to New Orleans where he worked for the United States Postal Service and the Herrin Corporation before deciding to attend culinary school. Married to his first wife, the former Rosie L. Ware, they would later joke about his practicing for cooking exams using her as his test subject. The couple eventually decided to relocate to San Francisco where they started a family that included three children Gwendlynn, Melvin and Timothy. The family lived in "the City" for a numbre of years before moving to Daly City, a community they enjoyed being a part of. Morris decided not to pursue a career as a chef, upon moving to the west coast, and instead worked in building maintenance with contracts with a number of major companies on the peninsula. He loved family life and spent most of his free time attending baseball games and community events with them.

After Rosie passed in 1986, Morris returned to New Orleans to care for his ailing mother. It is during that time that he connected with Rita who has been his loving and devoted wife for more than twenty years. Although they retired to Vacaville, 15 years ago, they remained active in their church, located in San Francisco, and would faithfully make the long commute to joyfully participate in worship and community service. Together they did everything from the mundane to traveling. The void that has been left by his loss in indescribable.

Morris Meno, Jr., was a very kind and loving man who touched all he came in contact with. A jovial person he was a great storyteller and would have you in stitches for hours on end as he recounted one of his many life experiences. He also loved young people and would go on to mentor a number of them later in life.

He will be great missed by all he loved and cared deeply for including his beloved wife Rita, daughter Gwendlynn, sons Melvin and Timothy, stepson Joseph Smith, dear cousins, Alma (Clayton) Despanie, Joseph Young, Gregory Turner, Michael Turner, Deborah Turner, Carolyn Green, Terence Green, Shaquana Green, Nakisha Green, and a number of great-great cousins, special family friend Rosie Jones, a number of close friends an so many others. He was preceded in death by his brother Joseph Landry.

His love and devotion to his family will never be forgotten.

A Celebration of his life, at Calvary Hill Community Church is pending.

All arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700, Steven J. Nadeau, director, FDR-0172.

Source: Nadeau Funeral Home


1923 - 2011





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100376387
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