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Adeline A. “Dollie” Affinito Merenda

  • Birth 11 Jul 1916 Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 18 Jan 2012 Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 83732682

Adeline (Dollie) A. Merenda, 95, of 535 Williamson Road, Meadville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center, Erie.

Dollie was born in Meadville, July 11, 1916, a daughter of the late Ralph and Elizabeth Affinito. On Sept. 5, 1935, Dollie married Patsy Merenda; he preceded her in death Oct. 12, 1982.

She was a member of St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Meadville.

In 1968, Dollie and her husband opened, owned and operated the former Merenda Furniture in Meadville. It remained in existence until 1993. In her earlier years, she had been employed by the former Talon Inc. of Meadville.

Dollie is survived by two sons, Ralph Merenda and his wife, Mary, of Meadville, and Dominic Merenda and his wife, Joan, of Florida; five grandchildren, Steve Merenda and his wife, Amy, of Florida, John Merenda of Colorado, Lisa Cremonese and her husband, Randy, of Meadville, Diane Merenda of Colorado, and Lori Merenda of Florida; five great-grandchildren, Anthony Cremonese of Meadville, Vincent and Olivia Merenda of Florida, and Griffin and Logan Merenda of Colorado; a brother, Sam Affinito and his wife, Maryann, of Guys Mills; four sisters, Jean Watson of Florida, Joann Rothrock of Kentucky, Ann McFadden of Oil City and Louise Caskey of Meadville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Patsy, of 48 years, Dollie was preceded in death by an infant brother, Johnny; and five sisters, Jenny O'Day, Helen Titta, Carmella Dickey, Josie Titta and Mary Titta.

A private family viewing will be held.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 1085 Water St., Meadville, at 1 p.m. Saturday, with Father Marc Solomon, pastor, as celebrant.

Entombment will take place in St. Brigid Cemetery, West Mead Township.
Meadville Tribune, 19 Jan 2012, Meadville, Pa.

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  • Created by: Kathleen B
  • Added: 20 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83732682
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Adeline A. “Dollie” Affinito Merenda (11 Jul 1916–18 Jan 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83732682, citing Saint Brigids Cemetery, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Kathleen B (contributor 46911503) .