Menapace, Meretta A., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011 at the Cartwright Hospice Residence. Age 82 years. The daughter of the late Charles and Nellie (Richardson) Bennett, Meretta was born March 19, 1929 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married Alex V. Menapace, her loving husband of 60 years, on May 26, 1951. He survives her. Meretta was employed as a bookkeeper at Mueller Bros. and Spence Bros. She was later employed at The Saginaw News in display advertising. Meretta was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and St. Anne Society. Meretta was an avid card player and especially liked playing Bridge and Euchre. She also enjoyed playing bingo. Most of all, she loved being with her family. Surviving besides her husband Alex are one daughter, one son and their spouses, Jill and Ted Matthews, East Tawas; Mark and Lori Menapace, Saginaw; six grandchildren, Sara (Jon) Innes, Jon (Ashley) Gerow, Jonathon (Tonja) Matthews, Gina Gerow, Brandon Menapace and Brittany Menapace; a great-grandson, Adam Innes and another great-grandchild on the way; a brother-in-law, Arthur Menapace, Saginaw; several nieces and nephews. Meretta was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers, Erma Wells, Frances Fowler, Betty Tolfree, Robert Bennett, Joseph Bennett, and also by two infant siblings. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 545 Mapleridge in Carrollton. Rev. Fr. Ronald J. Dombrowski will officiate with entombment in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. There will be a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or the Cartwright Hospice Residence.