Lorraine Evans Murtha Louis

August 20, 1929November 23, 2021

Obituary - Lorraine Evans Murtha Louis - August 20, 1929 to November 23, 2021

Lorraine was born on August 20, 1929 in Newark, NJ. She was the only child of Richard Evans and Florence Higgins Evans. Lorraine grew up in Maplewood, NJ and graduated Columbia High School in 1947. Lorraine married Bernard Francis Murtha (Barney) after he got out of the Navy in 1952. Lorraine is the mother of five children with Barney Murtha: Linda Merriman, Susan Harries, William Murtha, Barbara Erthal (deceased) and Sharon Basila. Lorraine is also the grandmother of 13 grandchildren; 4 boys and 9 girls, and the great-grandmother of 12 great grandchildren. Lorraine is also the step-mother to Michael Louis Jr. and Kelly Louis. Lorraine and her 1st husband Barney moved to St. Petersburg, FL in 1958. Lorraine and Barney moved back to Eatontown, NJ for about five years, then settled in Casselberry, FL in 1971. Barney passed away in 1975 after 23 years of marriage. Lorraine then remarried in 1982 to Michael Maron Louis Sr. and remained married until Michael passed in 2000, after almost 19 years of marriage. In 2019 Lorraine moved to assisted living in Windermere, Florida.

Lorraine worked at Bell Telephone as a directory assistance operator for 30 1/2 years until retiring in December 1991. Lorraine loved her large family and enjoyed hosting many get-togethers. Lorraine also loved to travel and enjoyed genealogy; especially about her Irish ancestry. She also enjoyed 2 trips to Ireland. Lorraine loved animals especially her dogs. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and reading.

Lorraine passed away peacefully at Dr. P. Phillip's Hospital on November 23, 2021 at the age of 92.

A public visitation for Lorraine will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, 994 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. A funeral mass will occur Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 375 N. Sunset Dr, Casselberry, FL 32707. A graveside service will occur Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at Glen Haven Memorial Park, 2300 Temple Dr, Winter Park, FL 32789.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that donations be provided to your favorite charity.


1 December

Public Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home

994 E Altamonte Dr
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

2 December

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Augustine Catholic Church

375 N. Sunset Dr
Casselberry, FL 32707

2 December

Graveside Service

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Glen Haven Memorial Park

2300 Temple Dr
Winter Park , FL 32789


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Patricia Adams

November 30, 2021

We have lived across the street from Lorraine since 1977 and we shall miss her so very much. We had many visits and shared many life stories and laughs along the way. Lorraine was there for us and she was a great friend and neighbor with a kind, loving , and caring heart. I remember when Ed was going through his cancer treatments and was very ill, Lorraine always called to see if we were okay and if we needed anything. I would always so that we were doing okay ( even when I was overly exhausted )and one evening she surprised us with two turkey dinners she purchased for us. That was so very much appreciated as I had been too busy caring for Ed to even know if I had eaten or not. Ed actually ate that night and we talked about how wonderful a hot meal tasted. Truly she lived her life as a real Christian and God like person. God Speed Lorraine, you did good and we are sure God is well pleased 🙏

Rosie Yarbrough

November 26, 2021

I will miss my friend Lorraine.........many happy years & memories of a caring, thoughtful person, the best to all the families.