1923 – 2008
Putnam, CT – Ina M. (Pettit) Menard, 85, formerly of Maynard St., died Friday, November 21, 2008, in Durham, Ct. She was the loving wife of the late Gerard O. Menard. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Carl and Ida (Lundgren) Pacher.
Mrs. Menard worked as an office manager for Nestles Candy Company in Springfield, MA. A championship bowler, she served as president for the American Bowling League. She was a member of the Putnam Senior Citizens Club, the Putnam Travelers Club, Pratt & Whitney Retirees Club and the VFW Women’s Auxiliary.
Ina is survived by her stepdaughter, Jeanne Ruffin and her husband Sam of Warrenton, VA; her sister, Jean Schiessl of Enfield, CT; two grandchildren, Michelle Pignone and Samuel Ruffin; two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her stepson, Robert Menard, her brother, Ernest Pettit and her sister Avis Faenza.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Ina’s family from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Monday, November 24, 2008 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, Ct with her Funeral Service held at 11:00 am in the funeral home. Burial to follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Putnam, Ct.