— A memorial gathering for Nicolette Maria Stepro, 44, of New Albany, will be from 1 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Sam’s Restaurant, Payne Koehler Road, New Albany. She died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in New Albany.
She was born Aug. 27,1968, in North Carolina. She was a valued blood banker in the laboratory of Floyd Memorial Hospital, having worked there for 20 years. She was a graduate of IUS and University of Louisville and held degrees in Medical Technology and Biology. Her minor was in religious studies, which was a lifelong interest of hers along with history, languages, science fiction and classical music. Her sharp intellect inspired many conversations and discussions among her co-workers. Halloween was her favorite holiday and the creativity she used to decorate the blood bank each October was legendary.
Her cats Nikki and Lotto survive her and are being well taken care of by dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Stepro, for whom Nicolette was the primary caregiver. Her beloved cats, Wheezy and Timothy, also preceded her in death.
Per Nicolette’s request her body was bequeathed to the University of Louisville.