Lorraine M. Gordon

Lorraine M. Gordon, 88, of Whitehall passed away on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 at The Orchards Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Granville, following a long illness.

Born September 4, 1920 in Whitehall, she was the daughter of the late James and Kathleen (Rodd) Morrow.

Lorraine was a communicant of Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church in Whitehall, a member of the American Legion Post #83 Auxiliary of Whitehall and a member of the former Fawns, an auxiliary of the B. P. O. E.  Lodge #1491 of Whitehall.

In her early years, she enjoyed dancing and being a dance instructor and later worked as a sales clerk for Roselli’s Clothing in Whitehall.

Lorraine enjoyed making quilts, reading and most of all spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Willard Gordon, and two children, James Glenn Wood and Kathleen Gay Wood.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Scrimo and her husband, Anthony and Ann Mercurio and her husband, Philip; one sister, Blanche Mastrovich and her husband, Joseph;  two step-daughters, Susan Lavin and her husband Frank, and Judy Lauraine and her husband, James; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church in Whitehall with Rev. Michael Flannery, pastor, officiating.

Interment followed at Greenmount Cemetery in Whitehall

Family was invited to call at the Jillson Funeral Home, Inc., 46 Williams Street, Whitehall on Sunday, Oct. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation in Lorraine’s name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 71 Glenwood Avenue, Queensbury, NY 12804 or the Orchard Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Activity Fund, State Route 40, Granville, NY 12832.



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