August 13, 1930 – September 17, 2019
Lorraine Borkowski, 89, of McCordsville departed this life the morning of Tuesday, September 17, 2019. She was born August 13, 1930 in New Bedford, Massachusetts to the late Ernest & Estelle (Chartier) Lawrence. Lorraine earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and later, she earned her master’s degree in special education from Butler University.
On June 2, 1951, she married her sweetheart since young adulthood, M. John Borkowski in Valparaiso, Indiana. She and John ultimately resided in Indianapolis, where they would establish a dental practice that is still operated by their daughter today. Lorraine was President of the Indianapolis Women’s Dental Auxiliary, a volunteer with Crossroads Rehabilitation Center, a founding organizer of New Hope of Indiana, and a member of the Castleton Club of Kiwanis. Lorraine was a kind and gentle soul who appreciated the little things in life. She was happiest being a wife, mom and grandma. She kept her household happy, organized, clean and well fed. She was a familiar face at the dental practice and kept things organized and maintained.
Lorraine is survived by her beloved husband of 68 years, Dr. John Borkowski; her loving children, Robert and Richard Borkowski, Dr. Christine (Scott) Borkowski – Hicks, Katie Borkowski and David Borkowski; eight devoted grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; special nieces, Linda (Barry) Allen and Karen Berg as well as a host of old friends and grateful patients.
A memorial visitation for Lorraine will be from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 24th at Leppert Mortuary – Nora Chapel. Final services will be in Cape Cod, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested in Lorraine’s name to New Hope of Indiana. Online condolences are available at: www.leppertmortuary.com
- New Hope of Indiana
- Memorial Calling Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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She Cutrell Dial
September 23, 2019
Mrs. Borkowski was my home room teacher at Greenwood High.
She was the most lovely person I ever met. I thought of her my all
through my life. My prayers are with her family I know she is with the Lord. I hope she knew how many lives she enriched.
God go with you,
Sue Cutrell Dial
September 22, 2019
The Borkowski family spent part of their lives in the Tanglewood neighborhood, where I grew up with my parents, Dick and Betty Stogsdill. Dr. and Mrs. Borkowski and their kids were great neighbors and we had lots of fun over the years. Mrs. Borkowski was such a lovely, friendly and warm mother to all of the kids and I remember her fondly. My deepest condolences to Dr. Borkowski and the entire family.
September 21, 2019
My name is Tammy and I am/was Ms Lorraine's aid at Traditions at Brookside. It was my honor to take care of a wonderful lady, who had so many stories to tell. Whose laughter was contagious and who always welcomed me to sit with her and John just so I can tell her how my day was. Thank you for letting me take care of you. You will be missed and in my thoughts and prayers. I promise to take good care of John. Sometimes in my line of work you come across people who become your family and that is how I felt about Ms. Lorraine. My prayers are with you and yours.
September 20, 2019
May The Lord Bless Lorraine's Soul Dr. Joe Rinard
September 20, 2019
Dr. John Borkowski became my dentist back in the late 1970's. Lorraine's smiling face greeted me everytime I walked in the door. I had great confidence in Dr. John and always loved seeing Lorraine and her lovely face. I'm still a patient today with Dr. Chris and hopefully will remain for years to come.