Lorraine A. Charles, 94

Lorraine A. Charles, 94, formerly of Burrows Ave in Lancaster and The Danner Home in Manheim, passed away on Monday, January 24, 2011 at St. Anne’s Retirement Village in Columbia.

She was the wife of the late C. Edward Charles, who passed away in 1962. Born in Loretto, Minnesota, she was the daughter of the late Roman and Alma Pepin Pouliot.

Lorraine was a member of St. Richard’s Catholic Church in Manheim, and was a 50 year former member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Lancaster.

She is survived by her children: Jacqueline A. married to Michael Clair of Manheim, Francine Knight of Southbury, CT, and Jeanni wife of the late Mac McElroy of Lancaster; her grandchildren Christopher Clair, Jennifer wife of Barry Oseroff, Joshua Clair, Jessica wife of Jared Beers, Emily wife of Cliff Jacobs, Abigail wife of Jamie Brennan, Charles Knight, and Rachel wife of Jason Young; and her great grandchildren Ryanne Amelia Oseroff, Noah Young, and Grace Young. Lorraine is also survived by her 2 sisters Bernice Moonen of Delano, MN, and Dorothy Schraut of Pierz, MN. She was preceded in death by her 4 brothers and 5 sisters.

Friends will be received on Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 930-11AM at St. Richard’s Catholic Church, 201 Adele Ave., Manheim, PA, with the Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11AM, the Rev. Francis Menei as Celebrant. Interment in Millersville Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Lorraine’s memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Dr., Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125, or to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Dr., Lancaster, PA 17603. To send an online condolence, please visit Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 393-9661.

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Hi cousins-
So sorry for your loss. Went to see her at St Anne’s but I don’t think she knew me.  Glad I took Mike and Char to see her when they were here in October.  She sent me a card thanking me for bringing them.  My favorite note from your mom was the week after I moved back to PA from Fl.  It said "Thanks for bringing Jeff" and that was it.  Like she liked him better than me-Hey that’s not fair.  I will miss her and all her Charles knowledge.  I think everytime I went to see her she would tell me something I didn’t know about our grandparents.  Oh and FYI Jan 24th was Dorothy’s birthday.  Maybe your mom was my mom’s birthday present in heaven.

Love you all-

Jackie, Francine and Jeannie,  I am sorry for the loss of your mother. I have many fond memories of times at your home and of your mother and father. She was very proud of all of you and of all that you did for her.  It is never easy to loose a family member and they leave a void in your life that can’t be filled. May all the memories of childhood and family time bring a smile to your face. May God comfort each of you and keep you close in the days ahead.

Therrie Puckett

My Prayers and Thoughts are with you as you say goodbye to your mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother.  Many memories are compressed into those 94 years….God Bless You All

Francine’s Friend,
Eileen Smyth

Jackie, Francine,and Jeanie,
So sorry to hear that you lost your Mom. She is finally enjoying her heavenly reward and is reunited with your dad! I did not realize how big of a family she came from!
 I recall our grade school days and your Mom as our Girl Scout leader and the fun we had; plus how kind she was to me. I really enjoyed the many times I spent at your house.
Know that youy are in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda Musser Greineder

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