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Vera E. (Desiderio) Mite

Posted 2017-02-17 by mhenderson
Today's News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, AZ
>>> Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 <<<

Vera (Desiderio) Mite, 96, of Lake Havasu City, formerly of Hudson,
New Hampshire, passed away Jan. 16, 2017 in Lake Havasu City.

She was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts July 12, 1920, the daughter
of the late James and Susan Desiderio.

She was predeceased in 1997 by her husband Christie Mite. She was
also predeceased by her sister Eleanor Borgonzi and her brothers,
Arthur, Gerald, James, Anthony and Michael Desiderio.

Vera and Chris moved to Arizona where they developed many new
friendships and became involved in various organizations in Havasu.

Vera was a volunteer chef in the soup kitchen at Our Lady of the
Lake Catholic Church for over 11 years, but quit due to declining
health at age 95. Vera’s passion was cooking and she loved cooking
for family and friends. Another of her passions was sewing, along
with other artistic talents.

Vera is survived by five daughters: Patricia Prince, Donna Clark,
Dorothy Mite and her husband Paul Burgarella, Ellie Mite and Lisa
Mite, five grandchildren: Christine Lavoie and her husband Guy,
David Clark and his wife Wendy, Joseph Clark and his wife Judi,
Christopher Griner and his wife Karen, Amanda Mite and her partner
Matt and six great-grandchildren: Courtney, Christopher, Nikole,
Jamie, Bella and Kenzie, brother and sister-in-law George and Nancy
Desiderio of Everett, Mass., sister-in-law Genevieve Desiderio and
many nieces and nephews.

A church service for Vera is Monday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady
of the Lake Catholic Church, 1975 Daytona Dr., followed by a
luncheon at the church. All friends and family of Vera are invited
to attend.

Interment of ashes will take place in a private service at a later

Donations can be made in Memory of Vera Mite to: Hospice of Havasu,
P.O. Box 597, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405 or at, or to Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic
Church, 1975 Daytona Dr., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403.

Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to Vera’s family at

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