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Lorraine Cook

Lorraine Cook, 88, of West Scranton, died Thursday morning at Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor.

Born on Christmas Day 1924, daughter of the late Martin J. and Stella Redal Wagner, Lorraine was a devoted Roman Catholic who was a member of St. Patrick's Parish, Scranton.

Her greatest joy came in volunteering as she took great pride in devoting her time at Telespond Senior Services in Scranton where she had helped for many years. Family oriented, she was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who will be dearly missed.

Her family would like to thank all of the caring doctors and nurses who took such great care of Lorraine.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane Stancavage of Old Forge; sons, Thomas Cook and wife, Barbara, of Scranton; Richard Cook of Scranton; and Ronald Cook of Taylor; sisters, Madilyn Colarossi, Rose Marie Wynn and Delores Blasko, all of Scranton; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

A son, Wallace Cook Jr.; a granddaughter, Kimberly Smith; sisters, Jean Sulz, Ruth Tomasofsky, Mercedes Lowe, Mary Zembik, Helen Weber, Eleanor Kiznoski and Anna Connelly; and a brother, Al Wagner, also preceded her in death.

Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., in West Scranton with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 at St. Patrick's Church, 1403 Jackson St., Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Martin Boylan, pastor. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Telespond Senior Services Inc., 1200 Saginaw St., Scranton, PA 18505, or to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive Suite 7, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Visit www.KearneyFuner alHome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.

Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 16, 2013
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