Louise DiSano Skorupa
89, of Cranston, entered peacefully into eternal life on Tuesday April 14, at Cra-Mar Meadows, surrounded by God’s Angels. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Skorupa, Sr. from 1950 until his passing in June of 2015. Louise and Joseph were married for 65 years.
Born in Providence, Louise was the daughter of Apollinare and M. Giuseppina (Corso) DiSano, who were Italian immigrants. Louise taught her parents how to speak English, which grew into a love of languages, turning into dreams of becoming an interpreter. She could fluently speak English, French, Italian, and Latin. She attended Bryant University and received her degree as a medical surgical assistant, and with her degree, worked for Abraham Horvitz, M.D. for 35 years. She continued to work part time after her retirement in other surgical practices until she was 77 years old. Louise enjoyed her half a century’s work in the medical field taking care of others At that time, her new career began as a caregiver for her first great-grandchild, Annabella May. She was a faithful communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Cranston, and a member of the church choir for over forty years.
Louise was happiest when she was surrounded by her family, cooking for them, teaching her granddaughter, Danielle Louise, Italian, knitting, needlepoint, reading, and traveling to Italy to visit her family, that still reside there, over a dozen times. Family was the center of her world. She adored her three children, Joseph Jr., Paul, and Susan. Louise’s three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren were always showered with her unfailing love and affection. Her love towards others was reflected in many of her nieces receiving her name as their middle name. All of the countless happy memories she created will live on forever in the hearts, minds, and souls of all of those who knew and loved her.
A loving and devoted mother and grandmother (Nonna), she is survived by her three children, Joseph Skorupa Jr. and his wife Candace of Milford, MA., Paul M. Skorupa of Exeter, RI., and Susan L. Skorupa of Cranston, RI., her three grandchildren, Nathan A. Skorupa of Hopedale, MA., Danielle L. Skorupa of Cranston, RI., and Sheri L. Kelley, of Guilford, CT. She also leaves six great-grandchildren, Annabella May Brennan, Gwendolyn Snow and Josephine Vaida Lizewski, Dillan and Nico Skorupa, and Lukas Kelley.
Services and burial must be private at this time. However, a Mass of Christian Burial and Celebration of Her Life is being planned to be held at a future date when all family and friends can participate.
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