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James John Meneghini

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 10:33 AM | Anonymous member
We regret to inform you of the passing of longtime AIA Huron Valley Chapter member James John Meneghini who passed away On July 1, 2012 at age 72. James was born on August 12, 1939 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Adolph and Julia Meneghini. On August 11, 1962 James married his loving wife Leonarda (Lee) Buzzitta at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. James graduated from the University of Michigan with a Degree in Architecture and belonged to the American Institute of Architects. James was a talented watercolorist and displayed his water colors at the Chelsea Center for the Arts. Besides his love for art he was an avid car enthusiast. Surviving James is his beloved wife of 49 years, Leonarda Meneghini of Hamburg, daughters, Elaine (Scott) Smith of MN. Cheryl Meneghini of Dexter, and Michelle Meneghini of Brighton. Also surviving are his siblings, Julie Ann Ignasiak of Grand Rapids, Robert (Karen) Meneghini of Grand Rapids, Donald (Linda) Meneghini of Ann Arbor, Joe (Janet) Meneghini of WA, Cynthia (Rick) Trachy of MN., many nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and grand animals. A Simple Farewell will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2012. The family will gather with friends from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at Old St. Patrick Catholic Church 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd, Ann Arbor with Fr. Gerald Gawronski as Celebrant. Memorial contributions are suggested to Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County or The National Parkinson’s Foundation. Please leave a Message of Comfort to James’ family by calling 877-231-7900 or sign his guestbook at
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