Lorraine E. Timko

September 8, 1933December 9, 2018

Lorraine E. Timko (Demers), 85, of East Hartford widow of the late Paul E. Timko passed away Sunday December 9, 2018. Born September 8, 1933 to the late Rose (Allie) and Ralph Demers, she was one of 5 children. She was a lifelong resident of East Hartford.

Lorraine loved to spend time outdoors in her garden or at the beach. She retired from First Brands Corp. where she was employed for many years. Early in her career she worked as a secretary for the Town of East Hartford Public Works department. She has strong ties to East Hartford and she loved her community. She was an active member of the East Hartford Women’s Club for many years. She also served several terms as the Secretary and member of the Board of Directors for the East Hartford Town Employees Federal Credit Union.

Lorraine is survived by her daughter Karen Timko and her husband Lonnie Gelber; her son Keith Timko and his wife Melissa and her two beloved grandchildren Kevin and Emily. She is also survived by her 4 siblings; Pauline Nolan, Jeanette Lucente, Robert Demers, Maryrose Albert and several nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by her loving family. She is predeceased by her infant son Kevin P. Timko.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to those who helped care for Lorraine with an abundance of kindness and compassion. Special Thanks to the staff members of The Reservoir in West Hartford, Arden Courts in Avon and Mrs. Sharlene Bedard.

Visitation will be held Wednesday December 12, 2018 from 4-7PM at Newkirk and Whitney/ Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home 318 Burnside Ave. East Hartford, CT 06108. Services for Lorraine will begin at the funeral home Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Church, 15 Maplewood Ave. East Hartford, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to the charity of your choice. For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit


  • Rose (Allie) and Ralph Demers, Parents
  • Paul E. Timko, Husband
  • Karen Timko and her husband Lonnie Gelber, Keith Timko and his wife Melissa, Children
  • Kevin and Emily, Grandchildren
  • Pauline Nolan, Jeanette Lucente, Robert Demers, Maryrose Albert, Siblings
  • Kevin P. Timko, Son


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • Prayer Service Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, December 13, 2018

Lorraine E. Timko

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Bob Valerio II

December 27, 2018

Hey Keith, Just wanted to say, Sorry to here of your mother passing.
Hope your doing well!
From your old friend,

Karen Lewis

December 11, 2018

Dear Karen
We are truly so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. The irony of losing one's mom is that right after her death is when you need her the most...and she is not there. Even though Lorraine has not "been there" for a while, she was still your Mom....and now the memories are all you have to cherish.
With sincerest sympathy.
Karen and Steven

Suzanne (Fitzpatrick) Marx

December 11, 2018

Karen, Keith, and family,
Your mom was one of a kind, and one of the nicest people I knew growing up. I remember being amazed that she actually cooked a homemade breakfast every morning before school! (I was the lucky recipient of a pancake or two on occasion). May you find comfort in your memories of happy times together.

Michele Fiondella

December 10, 2018

Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I will keep your family in my prayers. May your mom rest in peace! Michele Fiondella