Lorraine Ruiz Cadriel Santos, 45, of Phoenix, passed away after a long, courageous battle with cancer on March 3, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She was born August 22, 1966 in Napa, California to Pete and Dorothy Cadriel.Lorraine was a beautiful woman with a heart of gold, who could raise your spirits on any given day. She was a woman who loved life to the fullest, enjoying cooking, scrapbooking, traveling, ancestral research, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Lorraine is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Ramon L. Santos Jr; her daughter, Ruth; her sons, Jeremiah, and Abraham; and also her two grandchildren, Yanirah and Nilah. She is preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Dorothy, and also her son, Pete.
Lorraine was definitely a fighter and never gave up during her long battle, and will be long remembered for her strength, and the devotion she showed to her family. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 7, from 9:00am-10:00am at Avenidas Funeral Chapel located at 522 East Western Avenue in Avondale. A Funeral Service will follow the visitation, starting at 10:00am, also at Avenidas Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Burke Montoya officiating. A Graveside Service will follow the Funeral Service at her final resting place, Sunwest Cemetery located at 12525 NW Grand Avenue in El Mirage.
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