Lois Roccato

Lois Roccato of Albuquerque, NM, left this world on Jan. 28, 2013 after a long and valiant battle with cancer.

Lois was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and was raised in Carbondale, Pa. She is survived by her son, Louis Roccato (Albuquerque); sister and brother-in-law, Maria and Robert Andrews (Las Vegas); nephew and niece-in-law, James and Brittany Andrews (Waymart, Pa.); nephew, David Andrews (Keyser, W.Va.); niece, Amanda Andrews (Hummelstown, Pa.); grandnephew, Rocco Andrews (Waymart); many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by her father and mother, Louis and Yolanda Roccato (Carbondale, Pa.).

Lois brought a ray of sunshine when she entered a room with her bright eyes and brilliant smile. Her life was characterized by her positive attitude, can-do spirit and her undying love for her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by many who knew and loved her.

Friends and family in and near Pennsylvania will be invited to participate in another celebration of life in Pennsylvania in the coming months.

In lieu of flowers and other gifts, donations may be sent to the foundation that assists cancer patients who can't afford their medication, Patient Access Network, 1331 F St., NW, Suite 975, Washington, DC 20004 or to the Watermelon Mountain Ranch (no kill animal shelter), 1512 Deborah Road, SE #203, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.

Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 9, 2013