Anita Louise Gorruso

Published 7:21 pm Friday, July 31, 2020

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Anita Louise Gorruso, 66, of Kitty Hawk, died suddenly July 28, 2020 at The Outer Banks Hospital after a courageous five-year battle with breast cancer.

Born in Arcade, NY on August 16, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Viola Keem Gorruso and Anthony Gorruso.

Anita was a longtime special education teacher at First Flight Middle School.

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She is survived by significant other Dennis Twiford; children Ashley Scudiero Johnson (Andrew), Anthony Scudiero and Amanda Scudiero; grandchildren Kylie Scudiero and Evelyn Vee Richardson; and siblings Maria Klyza (Jim), Cathy Ansuini (Thom) and Tony Gorruso.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on August 2 at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo with The Rev. Ann K. Urinoski officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, PO Box 1050, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 or online at

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family. Condolences may be shared at