Louise (Mennona) Mitchell of Falmouth died peacefully on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. She was 95. Born in the Bronx, New York, she was the second of five children and the eldest daughter of loving parents.
A Cape Cod resident for three decades, Louise remained a city girl at heart. Enjoying time in her Manhattan studio apartment, New York was always home. She was happiest visiting museums, with frequent trips to the Metropolitan, and browsing department stores such as Bloomingdales. She shed tears upon hearing that Lord & Taylor was closing as it was such a “big part of her life”. She had fond memories of her friends at Jack Resnick & Sons, Inc. and her years of service at this prominent New York City real estate development firm.
She longed to return to the seaside bungalow on City Island. She treasured her summers there and spoke often of “her crowd” during World War II. She will be remembered as one of the greatest generation.
On the Cape, she enjoyed looking for treasures at yard sales and antique stores. She was devoted to preserving the past and proud to serve as a docent at the Falmouth Historical Society. She savored good meals with friends and family - sometimes with a whiskey sour. She liked to fish, collect seashells, and sit by the shore. Every summer she waited patiently for the water to be warm enough for swimming. She loved animals, classic movies, and the New York Giants. She was always there when you needed her.
Louise will rest in peace with those who preceded her in death; her parents Peter and Elsie Mennona, her brother Robert Mennona, husband Richard Mitchell, her sister-in-laws Kathleen and Veronica Mennona, her niece Nancy Peters, her nephew Richard Smith, and all her furr-ever companions. Her numerous nieces and nephews will always consider “Aunt Tootsie” a beloved presence in their lives. Her humor, generosity, and warmth will never be forgotten and live on in the hearts of those she left behind.
Her siblings, Edward Mennona of North Carolina, Patricia and Jack Dunsmore of Canada, and Anne Smith of Falmouth will welcome all family and friends at a celebration of her life on her birthday, September 10, 2021. A funeral mass and burial will take place at Saint Anthony’s Church and Cemetery when it is safe for all to gather. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to People for Cats or a charity of your choice.