Dora Menendez Rio
Dora Menendez Rio
  • April 22, 1918 - January 18, 2018
  • Florida

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99, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, left us to be with the Lord, on January 18, 2018. She was born April 22. 1918 in Tampa, FL, the daughter of Francisco and Elena (Borges) Menendez. She was preceded in death by her husband Jose, in 1994. She is survived by son, Jose and wife Barbara; daughter, Elaine Smith and husband Warren; as well as five grand-children (Patrick, Amy, Kathleen, Ryan and Alexandra); and two great-grand-children (Greyson and Keira). Dora was quintessential Tampa. In her youth she rode on the Centro Espaol Gaspirilla Parade float, and was employed during her working years in Tampa's cigar industry. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church located in Tampa's Palmetto Beach neighborhood. Her indomitable spirt lives in her loved ones and in all who knew her. The family will receive friends at 10 am on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Avenue, Tampa, FL; with services commencing at 11 am; and burial following at Sunset Garden Cemetery, Thonotosassa, FL.