Lorraine J. Ware, 89, formerly of Owego, NY, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 21, 2020, after complications from the coronavirus.
Lorraine was predeceased by Newell (Nug), her loving husband of 56 years; her parents, Hollis and Althea Jones of Lincoln, Maine; sister & brother-in-law, Muriel and Arthur Glidden of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; brother & sister-in-law, Carroll and Barbara Jones of Lincoln, Maine; and brothers, Roger Jones and Byron Jones, also of Lincoln, Maine.
Lorraine is survived by her 2 daughters, Brenda (Steve) Rosser of Atkinson, NH; Kathy (Paul) Miller of Ashburn, VA; son, Brian (Laurie) Ware of Nashua, NH; sister & brother-in-law, Carolyn and Bill Merritt of Lincoln, Maine; sister-in-law, Sylvia Lowry of East Millinocket, Maine; 8 grandchildren, Stacy (Dan) Wilkins, Rachel (Jared) Griffieth, Jeff (Jenna) Rosser, Andy (Jen) Ware, Kelly (Ryan) Einarson, Stefanie (Carlos) Vasquez, Susie Derington, Courtney (Jeff) Samanen; 13 great-grandchildren, Marissa, Arianna, Roman, & Karina Wilkins, Alana & Elijah Griffieth, Aaron & Emma Rosser, Miles Ware, Ben & Cole Vasquez, and Thea & Lyndon Samanen; plus several nieces and nephews.
Lorraine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and spent much of her life caring for and enjoying time with them. Lorraine’s faith was very important to her and she loved her church family at First Presbyterian Union Church of Owego. Her faith and service were exemplified through her work at the church. Lorraine graduated from University of Southern Maine (Gorham) with a BA in Elementary Education. Prior to raising her family, she taught second grade. Near and dear to her heart was the Lincolnshire neighborhood, where she spent over 50 years loving neighbors and walking with the “Lincolnshire ladies”. Lorraine never forgot her roots – she loved the state of Maine, the family and friends she had there, and everything about Maine. Lorraine will be missed, but lovingly remembered by her family and friends.
Due to the coronavirus, no formal service is planned at this time. Memorial donations may be made in Lorraine’s name to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.