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Meenambal "Meena" Govindarajan

October 11, 1946 - April 26, 2019

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Meenambal “Meena” Govindarajan, 71, passed away April 26, 2019.

Born Oct. 11, 1946, in Chennai, India, she was the daughter of Mambakkam Srinivasa and Lalapet Kalpagam, who predeceased her.

Meena received a bachelor’s degree in history of the University of Madras. She worked as a systems analyst for Johnson & Johnson and IBM and in disbursement services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She married Srinivasa Govindarajan on March 31, 1972. Meena came to the US in 1977 first living in NJ and then to NC. Her husband joined her a year later, and they moved to Durham 20 years ago. Meena and Srinivasa had two children, Priya and Karthik. Meena was devoted to her children and her grandchildren.

Along with her husband, Meena is survived by her daughter, Priya Govindarajan (Ajay Patel) of Rolesville, N.C. and her son, Karthik Govindarajan (Toral Joshi) of Cranford, N.J., and three grandchildren, Dev, Jaya and Anjali.

She is also survived by her siblings, her brother M.S Sankaran of Collierville, Tenn., and her sister, Shyamala (Manju) Mani of Burlington, N.J. as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Posted by:
Mala Kasthurirangan
Posted on:
April 29, 2019
Meena, we sure will miss you - all these 20 years we have seen you as a bundle of energy - always smiling, being a gracious host and in general, enjoying life! Hard to imagine you are not amongst us physically! Wherever you are, I am sure you will be spreading positive energy around! We will surely miss you and it has been great having you as a dear friend!
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Paulette Pennington
Posted on:
April 28, 2019
Meena was my dearest and sweetest next door neighbor for 19 years!
I will truly miss seeing and talking with her about the love for her flowers, children and grandchildrens.
I’m so very sorry for your lost. Praying for the family.
Love All!
Paulette (next door neighbor)
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V J Balachandran
Posted on:
April 28, 2019
We are extremely grieved that we lost a very good friend Meena who always lent a helping hand no matter what the cause. Our heartfelt condolences to MR. Govindarajan and family on this sad occasion. We all will miss you Meena .

May her soul rest in peace

Uma and Balachandran
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Rohini Mani
Posted on:
April 28, 2019
I will always remember Meena Aunty as a form of “Shakthi”. She was so generous, loving, caring and always smiling through her struggles. Her attention to detail whether it’s Golu or a recipe or tying saree is impeccable. I still remember how she made adhirasam when I was pregnant and taught me to label/date all containers in fridge. She is a beautiful, strong and inspiring soul I made wonderful memories with! Rest In Peace, Meena Aunty.
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Radhika Sadagopan
Posted on:
April 27, 2019
Meena was a very dear friend and a wonderful, kind and caring human being. She was always active and was always engaged with some activity or other and had a zest for life. Her smile was contagious . We will miss her terribly and so will all the peoples lives she touched. It was heart wrenching to see her decline and suffer which she faced bravely.
She is surely in a wonderful and better place.
Our heartfelt condolences to Govindarajan Uncle, Karthik and Priya and family; praying to the Lord to give you all peace and strength to bear the loss .
Lots of love
Gopu & Radhika
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Renuka Ramakrishnan
Posted on:
April 27, 2019
Meena has been our very close friend. She loved her family with all her mind and heart and they in turn were indulgent to her all through and gave of their love most abundantly. She was an outstanding person who was totally devoted to her work and social services. Our heartfelt condolences to all the members of her family. We will miss her dearly.
Renu & Ramki Ramakrishnan
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Ram and Shanthi Chandran
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April 27, 2019
Shanthi and me (Ram) want to express our sincere condolences to Govindarajan and other immediate family members on the departure of the soul of Sowbhagyavati Meena. She was a true symbol of what Divine qualities really mean and that may explain why her parents named her the name of the Goddess of Madurai Meenambal. Not only she was always happy with a smiling face, her presence in social gatherings brought peace and happiness to everyone surrounding her. She was always gentle, considerate and kind to her friends and relatives. We all truly miss a noble soul but she will be an asset to the community living in heaven. The triangle community will face a vacuum in her absence and it will take a while for all of us who know her to recover from this tragedy.
Shanthi and Ram. Tampa, FL
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