Anita Louise Gorruso of Kitty Hawk, July 28

By on July 30, 2020

Anita Louise Gorruso, 66, of Kitty Hawk, NC died suddenly Tuesday, 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.

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

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 2, 2020, 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, online at

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

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