M. Louise (Cannon) Ratkoski
Mrs. M. Louise (Cannon) Ratkoski, 91 formerly of Dunkirk, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 1, 2017 at Elderwood in Liverpool, NY after a long illness.
Born on August 11, 1926 in Carbondale, PA to the late Kathryn (Loughney) Cannon. Louise was raised in Carbondale and after moving to Dunkirk, was happily employed for over 30 years as a newspaper reporter, columnist and an obituary writer for the EVENING OBSERVER in Dunkirk.
Predeceased by her mother, her beloved husband of 35 years, Leo Ratkoski in 1991 and one brother, Gerard Cannon in 1999.
She is survived by her devoted sister and brother-in-law, Rosamond and Frank Rudy of North Syracuse, NY, several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand nephews and dear friends, Marianne and Paul Parker.
Visitation will take place on Monday, February 5, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 328 Washington Avenue, Dunkirk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 1:00 PM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. The Rite of Committal and Burial will be immediately following at St. Hyacinth’s Cemetery, Lake Shore Drive East in Dunkirk, NY
Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.