April 14, 1927 - August 18, 2020
Burial Date: August 28, 2020
4/14/1927 – 8/18/2020
Louise Merante passed away peacefully on August 18, 2020. She was born on April 14th, 1927, the youngest of 12 children, to Louis and Serafina Trapasso in Ossining, NY. In 1948, Louise married the love of her life, Ralph Merante. After they were wed, Louise and Ralph moved to Yonkers where they raised six children. In 1986, Louise and Ralph moved to a retirement community in Bricktown, New Jersey, where they spent the remainder of their married lives together. In December of 2018, Louise moved back to Yonkers, NY.
Louise’s passions included gardening, decorating, baking, cooking, and entertaining. Her home was often the talk of the neighborhood for her beautiful holiday displays. Everyone was welcomed in her home and met with love, kindness, and food. Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Louise instantly felt as if they knew her for years. Louise touched the hearts of anyone she came in contact with and made new friends everywhere she went.
Louise was predeceased by her husband Ralph, son Ralph, Jr., parents, brothers, and sisters. She is survived by her children Richard (Suzanne) Merante, Joyce (late Dennis) Varian, Carl Merante, Karen Merante, Donna Kocur. Louise also leaves behind four grandchildren, Elise (Dwight), Daniel (Candice), Erica, Jennifer, and three great grandchildren, Avery, Dylan and DJ.
Donations in her memory would be appreciated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, The American Lung Association, or The American Heart Association.
Graveside Service will be held Friday, August 28th., 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph’s Cemetery,
128 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703