Aug. 5, 1946 - Apr. 6, 2017 GENOVEVA EUGENIA STANO, 70, loving sister and aunt, was called to her eternal reward on April 6, 2017. "Bucky Beaver," as she was known to her family, was a very caring and compassionate person, and nursing was her life. She loved the color green, gardening (even if the flowers were plastic), and Velamints and Coke. Outside of her professional life, her greatest passions were the Baltimore Orioles, fishing, and playing Scrabble. Genoveva was born in Fairfield, Alabama, on August 5, 1946, the third of nine children of Louis John Stano, Sr., and Lennie Waters Stano. She lived in Birmingham until 1965, when she moved to Washington, D.C. after joining the United States Army. While in the Army, she earned her nursing degree while working at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. On October 7, 1968, she began a nearly 50 year-long nursing career at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. Genoveva had much love for her family, especially her parents. She loved her Catholic faith and remained loyal to the church throughout her life. Although she resided in Washington most of her life, she always found time for extended visits home to her family during the summer. Genoveva was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Christopher Stano, her nephew, John Stano, and her sister-in-law, Misty Stano. She is survived by her sisters, Maria Stano Whitaker, of Birmingham, Alabama, and Teresa Stano, of Gainesville, Georgia; her brothers, Louis Stano, Jr. (Mary) of Brentwood, Tennessee; David Stano, Sr. (Mona) of Springville, Alabama; Phillip Stano (Terri) of Potomac, Maryland; Patrick Stano of Suwanee, Georgia; and Robert Stano (Betsy) of Severna Park, Maryland; sister-in-law Betty Stano of Empire, Alabama; and a host of nieces and nephews. Genoveva is also survived by her friends and co-workers at Holy Cross Hospital, where she was called "the Heart of the Hospital." The Stano Family expresses sincere appreciation and gratitude to the staff at Holy Cross for your thoughts and prayers, your kind words, and your love of our beloved Genoveva. Thank you for being such a significant part of her life. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017, in the chapel at Holy Cross Hospital, followed by a memorial gathering from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Auditorium C. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Adamsville, Alabama, with Very Rev. Vernon F. Huguley officiating. The family will welcome friends for visitation at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery and Ridout's Elmwood Chapel directing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, c/o St. Patrick Catholic Church, 301 Shamrock Trail, Adamsville, Alabama 35005.
... Show More