Lorraine A. Lorenzen

February 6, 1927April 11, 2018
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Lorraine A. Lorenzen – Lynn

Lorraine A. Lorenzen, age 91 of Lynn, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the Harriett and Ralph Kaplan Estates in Peabody, with her family at her side. She was born on February 6, 1927 in Lynn, the daughter of the late, G. Raymond and Evelyn A. (Williams) Hanson. Lorraine was raised and educated in Lynn and graduated from Lynn English High School and Katherine Gibbs School in Boston. She worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Revenue for 23 years, retiring in 1991. Lorraine was a very spiritual woman who attended the Maple Street Methodist Church and Grace United Methodist Church for many years. She enjoyed going to church service with her daughter, Georgia. She was an active woman who was a member of the Retired State, County and Municipal Employees Association, the Pine Hill Civic Association and the Pine Hill Woman’s Club. She enjoyed going on senior citizen trips with her close friends. Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, and crocheting. In her later years, she enjoyed various types of word puzzles. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Lorraine was pre-deceased by her husband, George R. “Sparky” Lorenzen in 1978. She is survived by her daughters: Gail A. Sotrines and husband, David of Inverness, FL and Georgia A. Iudiciani and husband, Nicola of Lynn. She leaves a sister, Beverly A. Ralph of Casco, ME, and her grandchildren: Tracy Loftin and husband, Chuck, Nicolas Iudiciani and wife, Ashley, Marc Iudiciani and wife, Lindsay. Five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive her. She was also pre-deceased by her grandson, Justin Iudiciani.

Family and friends are invited to attend Mrs. Lorenzen’s visitation on Monday, April 16, 2018 from 5-8 PM at Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA 01904. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Grace United Methodist Church, 374 Broadway, Lynn, MA 01904. Burial will follow the funeral service in Pine Grove Cemetery on Boston Street in Lynn. In-lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to either of the following: Harriett and Ralph Kaplan Estates, 240 Lynnfield Street, Peabody, MA 01960 or Chelsea Jewish Hospice and Palliative Care, 123 Captain’s Row, Chelsea, MA 02150.


  • Visiting Hours Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Lorraine A. Lorenzen

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Diane Kiriaji

April 17, 2018

My sweet Auntie. We were a very lucky family. We spent every summer of my childhood up at “camp” with my mom, siblings, aunt, cousins and grandparents. Our dad’s would travel up on the weekends together. We were all so close. More like siblings than cousins. And it was like we each had two moms watching out for us every day. Auntie was blessed to live a good, long and happy life with her family. She is now back in the arms of her love - my Uncle Sparky. Coolest uncle ever, who we lost far, far too soon. Will miss you Auntie. RIP ❤️😇🙏

Denise Kearns

April 13, 2018

My “Auntie”, my mom’s only sibling ... too many memories to post. She was my 2nd mom during my childhood summers and a major part of all my family memories. I’ve always loved her and will forever cherish those times. And because Dementia is such a cruel disease, I know my mom would be absolutely crushed losing her big sister, but for now, we will make sure she is happy and hopefully will keep her loving memories of her sister for a little longer. RIP Auntie and thank you for loving me too. 💔❤️

Jen Hancock

April 12, 2018

I’ll always remember she was the first one I’d get a birthday card from for so many years.....its the simple things in life. Although I’d only met with her a few times in all the years our family’s came together, she will be missed.