Lois A. ‘Ducky’ Corrente

Aug. 31, 1931 - Aug. 10, 2017

Lois A. ‘Ducky’ Corrente, 85, Portage, died Thursday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg.

She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (McCann) Ronan. In 1955, she married Russell J. Corrente, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are five children: Kimberly (Allen) Byrne, Colette (Gary) Gouse, Lisa (Steve) Donovan, Russell Scott (Patty Chippo) and William (Bettina Wingard); nine grandchildren: Megan Brown, Gabrielle Bilchak, Benjamin Donovan, Naomi Donovan, Corbin Corrente, Connor Corrente, Courtland Corrente, Brielle Corrente and Tristan Corrente; four great-grandchildren: Emma Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Noah Bilchak and Dominic Bilchak; and a sister, Elizabeth “Butch” Basile.

She was preceded in death by four brothers: Joseph, William, Charles and Robert Ronan.

Ducky was a lover of life and very proud of her Irish heritage. She was also a music lover who along with, Butch, her sister and best friend, would always say, “We can sing a song about that!”

Most of all, Ducky was a devoted wife and mother whose main goal in life was to create the happiest home possible and teach her children what was most important. Her unbeatable spirit, coupled with her faith in God, made her the finest representative of “the Greatest Generation.”

At Ducky’s request, there will be no public viewing. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Portage. Arrangements are by Jean H. Kinley Funeral Home, Portage.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Garvey Manor Nursing Home, 1037 S. Logan Blvd., Hollidays­burg, PA 16648.