In Memory of Antonietta Mundula(1935 - 2018)

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Name
Antonietta Mundula
Spouse
Andrea Mundula
Children
Eliana, Samuel
Birth Date
October 25, 1935
Blessing Date
June 13, 1981
Ascension Date
December 13, 2018  

Antonietta was born in Southern Italy in 1935. She was the second of five children. She attended the University of Bari where she graduated with a doctorate degree in French literature. Following her graduation, she taught French for over twenty years. She and her husband, Andrea Mundula, joined the Italian Unification Movement in 1976. In the Italian Church, she is well remembered and very much appreciated for her unique mission of visiting each Church member’s parents with the challenging task of helping them accept the “strange” choice their children had made when they joined the Church. She drove across Italy, from the Alps to Sicily several times, and visited every parent’s home, even if it was in the most remote village, sometimes facing rejection and even persecution. But through her steadfast faith, love, and perseverance, she was victorious in her goal of changing most parents’ hearts and helping them overcome their worries and negative feelings towards the Church.

After receiving True Parents’ Blessing in Camberg, Germany in 1981, she joined her husband in New York where he was working for the Master Marine boat building company. In 1984, she and her husband joined the IOWC and traveled in a motorhome to different cities of the US east coast, until they were directed to stop and settle in West Virginia, where they devoted themselves to ministers’ work for the following five years. They moved to North Carolina in 1989, where the family’s roots have remained since. Two years later, she and her husband were especially blessed with the offering of a child, a girl, followed by that of a son the next year.

Unfortunately, around twenty years ago, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and a little bit later, breast cancer. This greatly affected the family, considering that the children were still very young. Eventually, the stress placed on the family due to the Alzheimer’s disease reached a breaking point and the decision was made for her to return to Italy. She departed for Italy in 2008 and shortly after arrival, was placed in a nursing home. She continued to fight her cancer, which had come and gone a few times over the years. On December 12, 2018, due to complications from flu, her health took a dramatic decline and the following day she departed for the Spiritual World.

Antonietta is remembered for her unwavering faith in God and True Parents and for always working very hard no matter the task at hand. She was very much loved by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Andrea, her two children, Eliana and Samuel, and her three brothers and one sister in Italy.

Seonghwa Ceremony

Time
12:30 PM
Date
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Location
Triangle Family Church: 1414 Watts St. Durham, NC

Comments (19)

  • Randy & Kumiko Francis

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    Our love and condolences to the Mundula family. We worked together on several projects welcoming True Parents in WVA and NC. Your mom was a strong and loving pioneer Peace to you Andrea, Eliana and Samuel.

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  • Anne-Marie Mylar

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    Such a beautiful woman. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  • Julian Gray

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    What a wonderful sister and how precious for our movement to have such a good person. May God embrace and keep the Mundula family in His love.

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    • Laura

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      Cara Antonietta ti voglio tanto bene.wish your ew home in the spiritual world will go e you peace.in Italy e america we have been working together.thank you for your love.from us Johnny Laura blanksvard and daughter.

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  • Keith P McCarthy

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    Such a righteous life, with more suffering than is fair. May she be richly blessed in the spirit world, and may God bless and comfort her husband Andrea and their children.

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  • Vicki

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    I’ll keep your family in my prayers during this time of transition.

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  • Tyler Hendricks

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    What a great contribution Antonietta made, especially to the church and families in Italy. Her ministry will make a difference forever. God bless your new palace in heaven!

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  • Irmgard Baynes

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    I met Antonietta a long time ago on my two visits to Italy. I remember her warm and bright personality. Thank you Antonietta for your beautiful desire to create unity and care abut the families of our early members. Safe journey to your eternal home

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  • PierAngelo Beltrami

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    Antonietta was projected toward others. Undeniably she had the heart of a mother always concerned with the well-being of a person no matter his or her spiritual state. Her faith in True Father was absolute, that’s why she was such a successful itinerary worker for Heavenly Father. Together with Andrea and their kids they did so much for True Parents. She will be missed greatly.

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  • Karen Mischke Rogers

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    Dear Antionetta, Thank you for your life of love and service to God and True Parents and your family. I remember your family from having returned to North Carolina to take care of my mother in 2001. Please know that you are remembered with much respect and happiness to know you and your family. Mansei for your next mission . Love to your family .

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  • Migliore Gennaro

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    Dear sister May HP bless you and your family always

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  • Leslie Rigney

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    What a beautiful testimony to hear of her visiting our Italian members’ families. Surely, it was a labor of love and devotion! Godspeed into Heaven, and Heavenly Parent’s comfort to her family.

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  • Gerrie Porcella Linek

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    “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” Thank you for sharing her inspirational life. May God bless and comfort her loved ones.

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    • C

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      Yes!!! Exactly fitting for Antonietta!

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  • Cathy Critchell Ladolcetta

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    Andrea and familia.. you and I worked together in the boats. I’m very sorry Antonietta went through so much. It seems that she was a very loving person with a kind heart for all..please be well.
    Sincerely, Cathy and Dominick

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  • Carmen Kimura

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    Antonietta, God bless you! Continue being the light!

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  • Gabriella Carvell

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    Ciao Antonietta, sono sicura che dopo il tuo accomodamento nel mondo dello spirito sosterrai il Vero Padre, True Father, nel tuo nuovo mondo. Questo e il mio augurio per te. Grazie per le risate insieme. Prima o poi tutti noi verremo dove tu sei.

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  • Jean Gomis

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    Condolences to the Mundula Family on the Ascension Of Antonietta.

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  • Stefania Jones

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    Caro Andrea, Eliana e Samuel , quanti bei ricordi con Antonietta !! Vorrei mandarvi un’abbraccio in questo momento difficile e glorioso. Tanti carissimi auguri alla vostra dolce famiglia.
    Ciao Stefania & Clinton

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