Lorraine C. Dooley
July 12, 1928 – December 6, 2019
Lorraine C. (Poole) Dooley, 91, of Eastham died at Cape Cod Hospital December 6 after a brief illness. Loving mother of six, she leaves behind two sons, Joseph (Linda) Dooley and John (Donna) Dooley and two daughters Mary (George) Fardy and Celine (Randall) Messer, six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren as well as one remaining sibling, Sister John Marie Poole of Emmitsburg, MD. Predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Joseph, she also survived two daughters, Theresa and Kathryn, a daughter in law (Linda) granddaughter (Beth) and two great grandsons (Angel A and Angel ).
A child of the Great Depression, she retained the values of hard work, grit, thrift and family cohesion throughout her life. After graduating from high school, she worked in retail where she met Joe, whom she married in 1952. Vivacious and full of life, she had a story for every occasion, entertaining all who would listen. She worked at many part time jobs to help make ends meet for the family, eventually becoming a shop keeper when all the children had grown.
She delighted in her extended family, welcoming each addition with wholehearted joy, learning the details of their lives and sharing her special gifts with each and every one. We all carry a part of her indomitable spirit with us.
She cherished the Cape and its beauty always, settling in to full time residence during retirement. Here she found meaning in volunteering at the Orleans Community Exchange, where she could use her gift of persuasion with customers to entice them to buy goods in support of local high school students. She enriched the lives of all who knew her and we all loved her dearly.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 from 4 - 7 pm at Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans. A Funeral Mass in her honor will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 at 11 am at St. Joan of Arc Church, 61 Canal Rd., Orleans, followed by Burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Eastham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Daughters of Charity, 333 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21727. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.
- Joseph Dooley, Husband
- Joseph Dooley, Son
- John Dooley, Son
- Mary Fardy, Daughter
- Celine Messer, Daughter
- Theresa Dooley, Daughter
- Kathryn Dooley, Daughter
- Mrs. Dooley also leaves six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren to cherish her memory.
- Daughters of Charity
- Calling Hours Thursday, December 12, 2019
- Funeral Mass Friday, December 13, 2019
- Burial Friday, December 13, 2019
Lorraine C. Dooley
December 26, 2019
Met in Hidden Cove M.H.P., Florida over 30 years ago. Marlene & Lorraine became best of friends & kept in contact over the years. They shared many laughs & good memories during their time together & also continued their relationship via monthly phone calls. Our Deepest Sympathy during this difficult time, Lorraine will be missed , those phone calls will be missed.
Our prayers and thoughts go out to the entire family. Please be strong and know we are all thinking about you.
December 23, 2019
To the family of Lorraine.. I met Lorraine at Bingo many years ago. She was the most independent women I ever met. She was so happy when she was talking about her family and the new additions her granddaughter was expecting. She always had pictures making sure everyone could see every week when we got together. I always tried to help her as it got difficult for her to get around. She always appreciated the assistance and made it known. I will always remember her for her kindness, wit and the ability to celebrate everyday no matter what she was facing without a complaint. I’m sorry for your loss and that I didn’t get to go to her celebration of life! I wish your family peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. Leslie Greeley- Brewster