Virginia W. Mendonca, 100, passed away at home in Portsmouth on January 2, 2017. Born in Middletown, she was the daughter of the late Francisco L. and Maria (Perreira) Mendonca.
Miss Mendonca worked for the Harrington Bakery in Newport and went onto work for her brother Tony at the former Mendonca Nurseries. She worked for several years for the Newport Preservation Society at Green Animals and was a devoted and lifelong member of Jesus Saviour Church.
She leaves many nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late: Sylvania Rogers, Mary A. Elshant, Frank A. Mendonca, Joseph P. Mendonca, Angelina Cotta, George A. Mendonca, Antone Mendonca and Margaret Mendonca.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Jesus Saviour Church, Maintenance Fund, 509 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
This obituary first appeared on www.memorialfuneralhome.com, it has been republished with permission.