Heaven is having more fun because Louann Iaquinta is there. Loved and loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother and friend, Louann passed away peacefully on Easter morning.
Born in Detroit on September 19, 1940 to the late Edward and Eleanor Mroz, Louann had a sharp mind and an even sharper sense of humor. She never met a stranger that wasn’t a friend.
A great lover of games and entertaining, Louann’s food was loved and her card playing was feared. Always first to finish the crossword, which she did in pen, Louann was always happy to serve as an answer key to her stumped friends and family. A regular in her local library, her love of books inspired those around her to always remain curious about the world, a better place because of her presence. Of all that she loved, she loved her family the most.
Seventeen years ago, Louann miraculously overcame breast cancer, despite the fact that her doctors only gave her a five percent chance of living. Seventeen months ago the cancer returned. She has once again overcome cancer: her spirit has transcended her body and will live on forever.
With her kind heart and caring spirit, Louann touched the lives of everyone she met. Those that survive her—her loving husband of fifty-three years, John; her brother, Edward, and his wife, Leslie; her daughters, Elizabeth and Julie, along with their husbands Randy and David; her grandchildren, Alex and Elise; and the countless others who love her—will always remember her for the way that she loved them.
The family will receive friends at noon on Thursday, April 4th at St. Raphael the Archangel Church (5801 Falls of Neuse Rd Raleigh, NC 27609) followed by a funeral Mass at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).