Green Animals' Gardener George Mendonca and Wife, Mary, Die After Illness
- Deceased's name: Mary and George Mendonca
Both Mary and George Mendonca had been ill and were being treated at Newport Hospital. According to early reports, Mary Mendonca died on Tuesday, while George Mendonca died Wednesday.
An obituary for the couple will be published in the next few days.
Mary Mendonca was born at Green Animals and has lived at the gardens her entire life. Her father was the original gardener.
Her husband later became the gardener, retiring in 1985.