Leona M. Parada, our dear mom (Nana), went home to be with the Lord on Holy Saturday, March 30, 2013.
Born in Plains Township on May 28, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Leon Rogaski and Mary Synoroski. Leona had three children, Michael, living in Austin, Texas; Deborah, living in Agoura Hills, Calif., and Paula, living at home as Leona's caregiver for the last 4 1/2 years.
Her extended family includes three grandchildren, Bryan, Wendee and Nikolas, and five great-grandchildren, Makai, Jordan, Zian, Gabriel and Rex.
While life presented many challenges, Leona always had time to read and pray the rosary. Her particular love of children extended to all who approached her. Children loved to talk with her and share her stories. She is now in heaven with her husband, Paul, and the rest of her family.
Rejoyce that we had such a fine person as Leona so others may follow her life's example.
A memorial Mass for Leona will be celebrated on Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains.
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 2, 2013