ST. ALBANS  – Marie Jeanne Mendence, age 80 of Norwalk, Conn., died on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at Norwalk Hospital. Born in St. Albans, the daughter of the late Urgel and Gertrude (Gilman) St. Denis, she was a graduate of the Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans. She met her husband Robert “Mendy” Mendence while they were serving in the Navy, and they were married for 58 years. Marie was a member of the American Legion Post 12, and New Horizons at St. Matthew Church. In addition to her loving husband “Mendy”, she is survived by their six children; Valerie, Lauren, Albert, Robert Jr.,Dennis and Margaret Mendence, 11 cherished grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and a brother John St. Denis. She was predeceased by her sister Marguerite Schultz.

Her family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. Matthew Church, followed by burial with military honors at St. John Cemetery, Norwalk. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, PO Box 489, Wilton, CT 06897 or St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please go to: