Genevieve "Snooky" Doris Rau

August 12, 1947October 15, 2018

Genevieve"Snooky" Rau -departed this life, due to natural causes on October 15th, 2018 at Brandon Regional Hospital, otherwise known per Snooky as "Her second Home."

Snooky was born on August 12,1947 in Newark, New Jersey to Francis J. & Jennie B Van Orden. Both of whom proceeded her in heaven. Also Proceeding her are: Walter C. Van Order, her brother. Catherine C McGall- her sister and John F. Van Orden Sr., her brother.

She is survived by her sister, Linda S. Van Orden of North Carolina, her Daughter's Michelle K. Zaborsky of Smyrna, DE, Cheryl A (David) Lord and Melanie L Fowler, both of Brandon." Unfortunately, she was also proceeded in Heaven, by her only son, Shannon J. "Ollie" Frappier. Her Grandchildren Rebecca (Oscar) Lopez, Christina(Christopher) Shorkey, Bliss Zaborsky, Jeremy (Elizabeth) Arden, Brandie McGall, Savannah Groover, Montana Groover, Charles Groover, and Jonathan Kyle Fowler. with 16 Great Grand Children.

She is loved and remembered by many nieces and nephews and her beloved Step Children . Snooky had an innate ability to accept friends of her children as her "adopted" children.

Snooky grew up in Newark and Hazlet, until 1981 when she moved to Florida. She was a factory worker, owned and operated home daycare for many years. Through this, she cared for so many children, whom have remained a part of her life always. She was mixologist /bar owner, and retired from Health Care. She also Hosted foreign exchange students ( Tamara & Svetlana), whom she loved deeply.

Her hobbies consisted of ceramics, Hummell collecting, an AVID Amazon prime member,& dart playing. She enjoyed time at the Hard Rock Cafe & Hooking (Rugs that is.) Mostly she was known and loved for her directional finger, for all who entered her home to complete their (really her) tasks. She enjoyed her time with special friends, learning to line dance and singing Karaoke. She was passionate about her time spent with her family. She believed family truly was everything, especially her favorite niece Wendy Southern, of South Carolina (😉)

Everyone knew that even after retirement, Snooky was there to care for other family members who needed her assistance.

Heaven has surely gained an Angel, but she will be greatly missed by all.


  • Visitation Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 20, 2018

Genevieve "Snooky" Doris Rau

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Rose Vaughan

October 31, 2018

I personally will truely miss her very much.
It was a pleasure to take care of her at the pharmacy.
My thoughts and prayers to all her friends and family.


October 22, 2018

Our heartfelt condolences to the family . I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. Snooky was a great woman and she will be truly missed and will always be remembered. She touched all our hearts in the office . Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Primary Medical Clinic
Evelyn Guerad

Jean Neumann

October 20, 2018

How do I say goodbye to someone who has been my sister, confidant, laughing, drinking, singing buddy. I can't do that, so for me you're on the journey of a lifetime. Say hello to aunt jennie, my mom and please give all of them a big hug. Laugh, giggle and dance like no one is watching. I will catch up with all of you one day. I love you. ❤❤

Lisa Ginn

October 19, 2018

Mom, aka Snooky, thank you for taking me in and treating me like your own at a point in my life when I needed a "Mom". My dad loved you, so I will she'd a tear, but you wouldn't want me to cry. Fly high my beautiful angel, tell my dad I said I love him. I know you guys are playing a round of darts in that great moose Lodge in the sky. You were a wonderful inspiration of one tough woman that beat all odds. Until we met will remain in my heart forever.

Dani Zalepka

October 19, 2018

My great Aunt snooky omg u were one of my favorites it’s so hard to believe ur gone 😭 I love and miss you like crazy I’m so upset but happy ur in paradise with ur son brothers and sister, we have been through a lot, I loved all the bubble baths and the fat parties sleep overs I loved visiting u helping u out with babysitting even when u baby sat me! Call me selfish I don’t care but I didn’t not want u to leave us at all I’ve been crying ever since I’ve heard u were gone 😭

Cheryl Lord

October 19, 2018

Dance like no one is watching!

Teresa Peacock

October 19, 2018

Snookster, (aka) Queen mother of alll !!
She was force to be reckoned with if you hurt or even thought about hurting one of her children or any Mcgall’s.
In the 90s She was a friend, ready with words of wisdom and/or warning.
My adopted family please know my heart is breaking and filled with sadness. Each year on my birthday that Shanon and I share she made it point to write an personal note to let me know that she wanted me to have a great day.
This past birthday was no different !!
Snookster and Shannon are two stepping all over heavens dance floor.

Cheryl Lord

October 19, 2018

Mom, there are no words to express how much I miss you already. You hated to go on journeys alone, but yet, you took this one. I am so at peace knowing that you finally "got out of the house" and didn't need the GPS to get where you were going. The directions were clear and knowing that you are hanging with some of the best Angels that we have given up to the other side makes my heart smile. Soar High! Soar Far! and just know, we will see each other again, have no doubts about that. Until then, rest easy and pain free in the loving arms of Jesus. (but do me a favor... still kick my brother) xoxoxox I love you , Cheryl