Deany Noto, of Little Rock, passed away suddenly and peacefully at her home Saturday, February 28, 2004. She was born in Chicago, IL, Dec. 22, 1924. She was happily married to Peter Noto for 54 years. They met through correspondence during his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter and infant son, Gerard.
She is survived by son, Tony Noto and his wife Bobbie; daughter, Donna Diaz and her husband Wayne; daughter, Paula Asaff and her husband Coby; son, Terry Noto and his wife Tonya; daughter, Michelle McCalman and her husband Scott; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; brother, Bert Laarveld; sister, Dolores Sokolnik; sister, Barbara Ouimette; and sister, Fran LeStonga.
Deany was a loving mother, devout Catholic and true friend. She enjoyed gardening, watching birds and tending her water garden. Family vacations and Saturday night Scrabble games will never be the same.
Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at the Ruebel Funeral Home Chapel, led by Father Frank Vu.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis or a charity of the donor's choice.