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Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home

31 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT

OBITUARY

Loraine Salerno

June 6, 1938September 10, 2019
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Loraine Salerno of Greenwich, Connecticut passed on September 10, 2019 from cancer. Born on June 6, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of Julia and Albert Klebba. She is survived by her sister, Barbara Meyers and her husband Larry of Paoli, PA. Loraine was married for 36 years to the late Silvio A. Salerno, M.D. She is survived by her four sons: James and his longtime companion Constance Kevlock of Hendersonville, NC; Gerald, of West Palm Beach, FL; John and his wife Heather of Stamford, CT; and Jeffrey and his wife Adriana of Dania Beach, FL, as well as seven grandchildren, two nephews and one niece. She has certainly lived a full life continually devoted to family and friends. The protracted illness of Silvio, or Sal, her husband, demonstrated her devotion to family.. Similarly, she was very involved in the transition of her mother, Julia, into mainstream Riverside, CT at Hill House. She was an example for any of us who have or had sick or elderly relatives. For a period of time, Loraine worked in the public schools as a substitute teacher, and for a famous market research firm. She was never one to not be busy at some endeavor or another. Her list of long term friends is quite extensive going back to high school and continuing in Greenwich leading up to the present day. She was a happy person who enjoyed the company of others. She graduated from University of Detroit and earned her master’s degree in English from Manhattanville College many years after graduating from college. When her children grew up, she travelled extensively for a while. Loraine was an accomplished skier and enjoyed being outdoors, loved the arts , hiking, music and theater as well as the New York Yankees. She had a life filled with experiences. She was an active member of many civic and activity organizations. She was a long time member of breast cancer and Alzheimer related charities, as well as Greenwich Adult Day Care. Her tireless devotion to worthy causes was evident throughout her entire life. Loraine found time for everyone and her exuberance for life made her a pleasant person to be with. Loraine truly enjoyed family and friends and her love for those around her was infectious and warm. Her wealth of experience made her an extremely interesting person to talk to.

Loraine’s family will receive friends from 4-8pm on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 31 Arch St, Greenwich. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10 am at the Leo P Gallagher & Son Funeral Home. Burial at Putnam Cemetery immediately following In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to River House Adult Day Center, 125 River Road Ext, Cos Cob, CT 06807

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 20, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Loretta Lowden

September 23, 2019

To all of Loraine's family and friends:
Loraine has always been a true friend. I have known her for 60 years, and feel a great loss in my life. She and Sal were a wonderful couple, and lit up a room wherever they were. We loved them and suffered with them through Sal's illness and death. Loraine made the most of her life, dedicated to family and friends. She will be remembered for all that she did for others, and for her love of life. She made the most of each day, and was a living example of love in action. She will never be forgotten.

Loretta Lowden

September 23, 2019

To all of Loraine's family and friends:
Loraine has always been a true friend. I have known her for 60 years, and feel a great loss in my life. She and Sal were a wonderful couple, and lit up a room wherever they were. We loved them and suffered with them through Sal's illness and death. Loraine made the most of her life, dedicated to family and friends. She will be remembered for all that she did for others, and for her love of life. She made the most of each day, and was a living example of love in action. She will never be forgotten.

Lauren Hale

September 20, 2019

Lauren Hale

September 20, 2019

Kathryn Helmrich

September 20, 2019

I first met Loraine when her husband required care towards the close of his life. She was so warm and kind to all the staff. Always pleasant, always cheerful, always positive. She was such a devoted wife.
Later, I was so happy to meet her again.
Still so kind, always pleasant, always positive. A very thoughtful person, and a wonderful role model for living life well. Always about town, enjoying being with others.

I will really miss you Loraine,
As I am sure many others will ...

Kathryn

Arlee Smith

September 20, 2019

Dear Jim, Jerry, John & Jeff,

With great sadness I learned of your mom's passing. Her friendship enriched my life for fifty-six years. Her sunny smile and joy of living each moment to the fullest always made the day brighter. Words cannot begin to say just how much she will be missed.

My deepest sympathy to you and especially to all her grandchildren she loved and cherished so much. Arlee Smith

Cindy Way

September 17, 2019

Lovely lady inside and out. She will be missed.

Linc Wonham

September 15, 2019

John, Jim, Jerry & Jeff,

I'm so sorry to see this news and my prayers are with you all. Your mom was a gracious, funny, lovely woman who always treated me with kindness regardless of all the mischief we were getting into at the time. I will be thinking of all you guys as you go through this difficult time. John, if you ever want to reach out, my email is flwonham@gmail.com. Peace

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