Mirinda Foti

Mirinda Susan (Massari) Foti passed away peacefully, with her beloved family by her side at her home in Naples, Fl, on December 14, 2011 after a courageous, two and a half-year battle with cancer. Mirinda was born in Ravenna, Ohio, on January 28, 1944, to Tony and Florence Massari. She is survived by her adored husband of 45 years, John, two wonderful sons, Michael J. and John A. (daughter-in-law, Samantha), as well as two cherished grandsons J.J. and Jacob. She is also survived by her caring and devoted sister Elaine Armani of Naples, FL and sister, Susan Prendergast (Thomas), of Springfield, OH, as well as sister-in-law and brother-in-law Rose and Henry Skurpski of East Syracuse, NY, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents and sister Annmarie Boggs. Mirinda was a member of the United States Foreign Service (Agency for International Development), along with her husband, and together they lived and served for over thirty years in a variety of government assignments: Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, Egypt, Italy, and Washington, DC. Mirinda served as an officer of the American Embassy Spouse’s Club, leading many charitable fund-raising events. While assigned to the DC office, she received USAID’s outstanding employee award for exemplary performance, selfless dedication and unique contributions to the Office of Human Resources. Raising two active boys overseas required organization and involvement. For the Metro Manila area, she helped organize the first little league baseball organization involving over twelve American and Philippine teams, thus fulfilling her love for the New York Yankees and instilling a lifelong love for baseball with her children. She was also a den mother and helped organize scouting events. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mirinda’s memory may be made to Saint Agnes Catholic Church/Debt Reduction Fund, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34120.
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