Louise C. Kratoville, 85, passed away peacefully at Southampton Hospital on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in the presence of her family, which she saw as her greatest blessing.
Born Louise Rose Cangiolosi in 1935, she resided in Riverhead and was a lifelong resident of the East End. She was married to the love of her life, Jack, for over 65 years.
Despite being crowned “shortest” in her Riverhead High School yearbook, Louise stood taller than most. After raising her children, she received her Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in education — a family first. She taught special education in the Riverhead Central School District for over 15 years.
To the community, Louise was a pillar of faith, inclusivity and empathy. She served as a lector, eucharistic minister and mentor at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church. She also volunteered with her husband at Old Steeple Community Church and Riverhead Nursing Home. To her family, Louise was a lighthouse with a finger wag to set them on the right course and legendary hugs to help them weather any storm.
Louise is survived by her husband, Jack Sr.; brother Joseph Cangiolosi of Albuquerque, N.M.; sons Jack Jr. (Tanya Poole) and Russell Sr. (Tiffany Scarlato); grandchildren Russell Jr. (Anna), Jayson, Kyle, Alycia Wright (Cole) and Jacqueline and Riley Conley; and great-grandchildren Russell III, Stella, Breland Wright and Emmett. She was predeceased by her parents, Philip and Mary Cangiolosi, and her daughter, Kathy.
A funeral Mass was held at St. John’s Friday, Oct. 9, followed by interment at St. John’s Cemetery. The family was assisted by McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead.
Memorial donations may be made to the Old Steeple Community Church food pantry.
This is a paid notice.