Olive M Menditto
September 8, 1932 – March 12, 2020
MENDITTO – Olive Margaret “Peggy”, beloved wife of Jim Menditto, and devoted mother to James Menditto and John Menditto, died peacefully on March 12, 2020, at the Capital Caring Hospice Center in Arlington, Virginia. Peggy was born on September 8, 1932, in London, England, to Richard and Olive Hall. She loved her parents immensely, and she enjoyed the friendship and companionship of her brother, Richard. She met her husband, Jim, during what was intended to be a short holiday outside Charleston, South Carolina, where Jim was a young airman at Shaw Air Force Base. For Jim and Peggy, it was love at first meeting; they were married within four months of their first date. Peggy did not return to England until after James and John were both born. The family traveled widely, moving ten times before Jim’s retirement from the Air Force. Peggy made her life’s work the raising of her sons, and the caring for, and love of, her grandchildren, Ethan, Kevin, Maggie, Cal, and Katherine. She is fondly remembered as a woman with a delightful sense of humor, who bicycled constantly until learning to drive at age 42, adept at crossword puzzles and at brewing a bracing cup of tea. She is survived by her husband, sons, grandchildren, and two beautiful and loving daughters-in-law, Teresa Becker, and Lauri Menditto, as well as her nieces Margaret Howells of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia and Maureen Vanderhook of Maidstone, Kent, England, and their families. The Menditto family offers their profound thanks to the nurses and staff of the Capital Caring Hospice Center for making Peggy’s final days peaceful. The celebration of life for Peggy Menditto at the home of John and Lauri Menditto scheduled for March 22, 2020 from 2 PM to 4 PM has been postponed. A new date for the celebration will be shared when a date is selected.