OBITUARY

Lorraine M. Pesce

September 8, 1956March 30, 2019
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Lorraine Pesce, 62, of Kempner, was taken from us unexpectedly on March 30th at Scott and White Hospital.

Lorraine was born to Anthony and Rose Marie Pesce in New York on September 8, 1956. She grew up with two siblings, Roseann and Anthony, whom she cherished deeply. Lorraine lived in New York, North Carolina, and Kansas before making her permanent home in Texas.

Lorraine developed a love of horses at a young age and spent many happy years showing and riding. She treasured her many ribbons and awards earned during this time in her life. Her prized horse, Mr. Buck Honda, brought her much happiness well into her adult life.

Lorraine taught elementary school for almost 40 years and was eagerly awaiting her upcoming retirement this May. For most of her teaching career she taught Gifted and Talented Education in Copperas Cove. She had such a strong passion for this position and loved finding new and exciting ways to challenge the children in her classroom.

Lorraine was survived by her brother, Anthony Pesce, her niece, Jennifer Hyslop, her nephews, Anthony and Axl, and a great-nephew and niece, Jacob and Madison. Lorraine also had a large extended family in both New York and Chicago and was blessed with a wonderful group of loving friends.

Lorraine enjoyed rock & roll and all things Ralph Lauren. She loved riding with the top down in her Corvette, her sweet dog, Buddy, Chinese food dates with friends and family, and spending the day shopping at all her favorite shops.

Visitation for Lorraine will be Tuesday the 2nd of April from 6:00-8:00 pm at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove, Texas. Funeral services will be on Wednesday the 3rd of April at 11:00 am followed by a graveside service at the Kempner Cemetery at 12:00 pm. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in her tribute at www.crawfordbowerscopperascove.com.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  • Crawford Bowers Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday, April 3, 2019
  • Kempner Cemetery Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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Lorraine M. Pesce

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Adrian Atkinson

April 6, 2019

Mrs. Pesce taught my 3 oldest boys in GT. She was such an awesomely, wonderful teacher and person! I loved talking with her and my boys loved having her as a teacher. She will be missed dearly! Our thoughts and prayers are with her family!

Jenalee Phang

April 3, 2019

Ms.Pesce was my GT teacher in elementary school in both 4th and 5th grade. She was an amazing teacher, but more importantly she was an amazing mentor and friend. As the new girl in school, she eased my transition to Martin Walker. I couldn’t be more thankful to have had the chance to have known her and have her as a part of my life. She truly loved everyone one of her students. In return we all loved her and always will. Although I haven’t seen her in 5 years, I feel like it was just yesterday when I was walking through her doors everyday to see her forever kind smile.

Teresa Torgerson

April 3, 2019

Lorraine was always willing to stop and talk to you , she had a smile for everyone. She will be missed, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Sandra Poteat

April 2, 2019

Lorrraine, was one sweet lady that always had a smile on her face. She loved working with her gifted students and always encouraged them to think in different ways. When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. My most sincere condolences to you and your family.

Kamie Jones

April 1, 2019

I have so many memories of Lorraine and Honda. My mother, Susan, was one of her friends and I grew up loving her like an aunt and cherishing her and my mother’s friendship. I know she touched all of her students through her work and Gods love. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word to say. Her eyes always were filled with laughter and a love of life I will always cherish. I know my mother will miss her friendship here on earth... but may Lorraine always feel the love and peace she was always giving others... be they two or four legged.

rebecca cuevas

April 1, 2019

Jennifer, I am so sorry to hear your mom passed and now your aunt Lorraine. I told my son I would keep you and your family in prayer. If I can do anything please let me know. May the Lord keep and bless you through this very dark and trying time .
Rebecca Cuevas

Lisia Wilson

April 1, 2019

Lorraine was always smiling every time I saw her at Mae Stevens Elementary School. Her eagerness to be with her students and fellow teachers was so encouraging to all around her. Always with a smile, a funny story, or a word of her knowledge was so rewarding as a gift for the person receiving it.
It was a joy to be a fellow teacher and friend of Lorraine's. I will miss her but I know she is now looking down on us awaiting her new assignment.

Janet Palmaccio

April 1, 2019

Some of my fondest memories are of visiting Lorraine and family In New York as kids. We had many adventures in Stoneybrook with Aunt Roe, Uncle Tony, Roseann, Lorraine, Anthony, and Lady. It’s hard to imagine a world without so many of them, but I know they are all in a better place. Lorraine—I’ll so miss our evening calls. Peace.

Catherine Sharbeno

March 31, 2019

Ms. Pesce had a way with the GT students she taught. In an era of academia, she allowed the GT kiddos to showcase their talents and helped my daughter find her creativity. My grandson was fortunate enough to be in her class last year and I knew that was going to be the right fit for him. She saw his uniqueness and celebrated it. He loved being in her class because she understood him. Thank you Lorraine for allowing my daughter and her son to shine.

Wendy Butler

March 31, 2019

Lorraine was not only a colleague but she was also my sons GT teacher. Anyone who knows my son knows that he is a staunch republican to the core. Lorraine found that out during the last presidential election. She really got a kick out of his views for which he formed himself and often debated with other fifth graders. We would have endless conversations about this. I loved how she talked about her beloved dog and how excited she was to retire. She will be deeply missed.

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Biography

      Lorraine M. Pesce was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Lorraine will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Simply stated, Lorraine was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Lorraine leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Lorraine M. Pesce.

Lorraine Pesce, 62, of Kempner, was taken from us unexpectedly on March 30th at Scott and White Hospital.

Lorraine was born to Anthony and Rose Marie Pesce in New York on September 8, 1956. She grew up with two siblings, Roseann and Anthony, whom she cherished deeply. Lorraine lived in New York, North Carolina, and Kansas before making her permanent home in Texas.

Lorraine developed a love of horses at a young age and spent many happy years showing and riding. She treasured her many ribbons and awards earned during this time in her life. Her prized horse, Mr. Buck Honda, brought her much happiness well into her adult life.

Lorraine taught elementary school for almost 40 years and was eagerly awaiting her upcoming retirement this May. For most of her teaching career she taught Gifted and Talented Education in Copperas Cove. She had such a strong passion for this position and loved finding new and exciting ways to challenge the children in her classroom.

Lorraine was survived by her brother, Anthony Pesce, her niece, Jennifer Hyslop, her nephews, Anthony and Axl, and a great-nephew and niece, Jacob and Madison. Lorraine also had a large extended family in both New York and Chicago and was blessed with a wonderful group of loving friends.

Lorraine enjoyed rock & roll and all things Ralph Lauren. She loved riding with the top down in her Corvette, her sweet dog, Buddy, Chinese food dates with friends and family, and spending the day shopping at all her favorite shops.

Visitation for Lorraine will be Tuesday the 2nd of April from 6:00-8:00 pm at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove, Texas. Funeral services will be on Wednesday the 3rd of April at 11:00 am followed by a graveside service at the Kempner Cemetery at 12:00 pm. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in her tribute at www.crawfordbowerscopperascove.com.