Elizabeth Anne Meneely, 50, of Port Charlotte, Fla., went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, under the care of Tidewell Hospice, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Jan. 11, 1964, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to her parents, Ralph and Marie (nee Regolizio) Colontonio.
Elizabeth moved to Port Charlotte when she was 9. She graduated from Charlotte High School in 1982, and received, from Eckerd College, her Bachelor’s Degree in 2005. She taught at Keiser University, and worked for Charlotte County, Fla., as IT Help Desk Support, and moved into the position of Information Technology Director for the City of Punta Gorda, Fla. Elizabeth worked until her passing.
She so enjoyed life with her family, along with pottery, painting, kayaking, photography, making jewelry and traveling. Elizabeth will be missed by all who love and know her.
She is survived by her father, Ralph (Mary) Colontonio; mother, Marie Colontonio; her loving husband of 23 years, John; daughter, Adrianne Butwell; son, Donald Meneely; granddaughter, Angelita Butwell, all of Port Charlotte; brother, Frank (Bridget) Colontonio of Port Charlotte; and sisters, Monica Macho of Fort Myers, Fla., and Diane (Joe) Van Gyzen of Punta Gorda.
The family will receive friends and neighbors from 2 p.m. until a funeral service to celebrate Elizabeth’s life at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at the Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 9400 Indian Springs Cemetery Road, Punta Gorda. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in memory of Elizabeth Anne Meneely to Lung Cancer Research, P.O. Box 495505, Port Charlotte, FL 33949-5505.
Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory.