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Ronna Leigh (Glore) Genovese

April 27, 1942 ~ January 4, 2019 (age 76)

Ronna Leigh Genovese (Glore), 76, of Beaufort, North Carolina, deeply beloved wife of Robert “Bob” Genovese, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019, at Crystal Coast Hospice House.

Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019, at Munden Funeral Home, Morehead City, North Carolina. Interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Quantico National Cemetery in Virginia.

Ronna was born on April 27, 1942, in Kansas City, Missouri and is the daughter of the late Robert and Mildred Glore. The family relocated to Scotch Plains, New Jersey where Ronna graduated from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in 1960. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics Nutrition from the University of Mary Washington, located in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1964. During her junior year in college she was set-up on a blind date with a young Marine Lieutenant who was stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico and accompanied him to a General’s Reception. Bob was instantly smitten, and the rest is history!

The couple married in 1965 and eventually settled in Fredericksburg, Virginia where they raised their two daughters. Ronna was very artistic and social. She enjoyed memberships in the Mary Ball Woman’s Club, The Fredericksburg Garden Club and Zeta Nu Sorority. She delighted in sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with her family, as well as her work in fine jewelry and retail.

Ronna and her husband retired and moved to Beaufort, North Carolina in 2005. She enjoyed playing Canasta with her friends and was a very talented decorative painter and a member and past President of the Crystal Coast Decorative Painters. Ronna’s family take solace in their memories of her that throughout the years so many people they met would recall how “wonderful, sweet and loved” she was by all.

Survivors include her devoted husband of 54 years, Bob Genovese; their two loving daughters, Lianna Genovese Brown and husband Christopher J. Brown of Bushwood, Maryland and Nagelle Rene’ Smitherman and husband Colonel Jeffrey C. Smitherman of Annapolis, Maryland;  grandchildren, Amanda Brown, Christopher Brown, Cullen Smitherman, Jackson Smitherman, Nathanial Smitherman; great granddaughter, Ava Brown; and sister Judy Ann Terry of Scotch Plains, New Jersey.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. till 11 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019, at Munden Funeral Home, Morehead City, North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America at www.lupus.org.

Online condolences may be made at www.mundenfuneralhome.net

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

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