|Message from AL Brooks (father)
" Claudia Rose Zanocco:
17 years old, of Worcester Massachusetts; formally of South Holland, Illinois. Passed away peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2011. She leaves behind, her mother, Nikelle Zanocco and her daddy, Al Brooks of Worcester, Massachusetts. Three Brothers Zachary, Blue and Bisket Brooks and a sister Holly McKay, all from Worcester Ma. Claudia also leaves a Grandmaw-maw Pam and Papa Ray both from Batavia, Illinois. Uncle Justin Graca of Steger, Illinois and Auntie Cristin and Uncle Gavin Zanocco of Batavia, Illinois. Grandfather, Fred Graca and Grandma Mary of Florida. Claudia's feline brothers, Compleanno and Fido, and feline sister, Momma, were predeceased 2008 and 2009.
Claudia was born approximately 1995 and lived two years before finding herself an orphan at the South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights, Illinois. It was love at first sight when her Grandmaw-maw took little Claudia from her cage and placed her into Nikelle's arms. That afternoon on April 20th,1997 was the beginning of their 14 year journey together.
Claudia grew up under the loving care of her mother, Nikelle. They were inseparable. Claudia had a love for life and enjoyed walks and road trips. Claudia wanted for nothing. She was well nourished with unconditional love and support from mommy and daddy and everyone who knew her. Claudia loved when her daddy cooked cause she knew she was in for a treat. Claudia was known for her dancing skills, and for a treat she would show you a perfect pirouette. Claudia loved to play with anyone willing to enjoy her company. She especially enjoyed fun time with her brother Zachary who loved her as if she was a real person. Claudia was very protective of those she loved, especially her Mommy and her Nonna, who lived next door to her on Elm Street. If Claudia was on Nonna's lap you knew to come back later. Claudia favorites were: cookies, bye-bye in the car and pup-peroni treats plus many more. Claudia was known best for her bark. She had it and knew how to use it. Claudia will never be forgotten. May god rest her beautiful soul. Rest in peace our special girl.