Elena M. Houk, 72, enjoyed dancing, shopping, bowling and sports

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LELAND – Elena M. Houk, 72,  a resident of Magnolia Greens in Leland, N.C., passed away Wednesday Aug. 3, 2016.

Elena M. Houk
             Elena M. Houk

Mrs. Houk was born Oct. 3, 1943, in New York, to Sergio DeGennaro and Vivian Mettaconi DeGennaro.

She enjoyed dancing, shopping, bowling and all sports. Elena was very artistic and enjoyed home decorating and interior design.

She is survived by her husband, Dale Houk; stepchildren, Debra Savery, Christine Houk, Peter Houk and Barbara Cruz; brother, Tony DeGennaro; sister, Maria DeGennaro Carlino; and her beloved dog, Elvis.

A memorial gathering will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, Village Road Chapel in Leland.

Memorials in loving memory of Elena made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice at www.tmcfunding.com would be greatly appreciated.