Lorraine Theresa Moon
September 26, 1931 – March 15, 2020
Lorraine Theresa Moon was born on September 26, 1931 in Long Island, New York and was the youngest of 5 children born to Joseph and Emma Jansen. She left this earth peacefully at 6:35 am on March 15, 2020 and was surrounded by her loving daughters as she went to heaven to see her Savior and join her husband, John T. Moon who predeceased her in death by 10 years. John and Lorraine were married on September 16, 1950 in New York City and they quickly started their family with the birth of a son, Richard, followed by 3 daughters, Liz, Patty and Donna. Their lives were full with 4 children and they needed more room to raise their family and decided to move to Florida to warmer weather. They ran out of money in Orlando and found employment and a home to rent and it didn’t take long to call Orlando their home! Lorraine worked at Johnny’s Pizza Palace for 20 years and then later went to work for Orange County Schools where she worked in the Media Center and retired from there. John and Lorraine spent a lot of time traveling around the world during their retirement years. Lorraine was constantly involved in her children’s lives and ensured that they had every opportunity to learn new skills as she got them involved in Scouting, 4-H Club, church and art and music lessons. She volunteered to help in all these organizations for many events and was there alongside her children always offering encouragement and praise for their participation. She was a great mother to not only her children, but others she adopted through the years! Lorraine was involved in many organizations during her active years. She served and was active in various ways with the Lion’s Club, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Union Park Volunteer Fire Department. In addition, she was very active in her church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and served as Choir Director for several years. She had her own personal ministry of “Boo Boo, the Clown” in which she performed shows at the VA Hospital, Childrens Hospitals and Local Schools to just bring smiles to others. In addition, she was very patriotic and was very eager to teach flag etiquette to the students at local schools. Whatever Lorraine was involved in, she was always willing and enthusiastic about helping people and making a difference. Her favorite hobbies were traveling, sewing, cooking, cake decorating, knitting and fishing! She spent many hours teaching her children and grandchildren some of these skills. What a wonderful legacy she leaves behind to all she touched in her lifetime! When Lorraine’s husband, John of almost 60 years passed away in 2010, Lorraine moved to a retirement community in Lakeland, FL for six years as she had to adjust to a new way of life living alone. She quickly adapted and got involved in her church, met new friends and played Bingo and card games in her new community. Always looking for a new adventure, from there, she decided to move to an Assisted Living Facility in The Villages where she thrived meeting new friends and having many activities to participate in during the day. She always stayed busy and productive in her late years and enjoyed her stay there but was destined to get to her heavenly home after living a long life of 88 years. Lorraine is survived by her 4 children, Richard (& Robin) Moon, Liz, (&Ted) Aulin, Patty (& Doug) Tatro and Donna Moon along with 8 grandchildren, Melissa Bailey, Kitty Moon, Maria Skipper, Jason Aulin, Nicole Jakubcin, Lori Anderson, Tim Harris and Tiffany Taylor and 15 great grandchildren, Katelyn and Alyssa Anderson, Cameron, Chloe and Cadence Taylor, Emma Aulin, Ragan, Laci and Shelbi Jakubcin, Luke Harris, Holly and Katie Bailey, Tessa and Hunter Daniels, and Tyler Skipper. She also leaves behind many other family members that she loved so much.
- Memorial Service Saturday, March 21, 2020
- Reception Saturday, March 21, 2020
Lorraine Theresa Moon
March 25, 2020
During the early 1940's when my Dad was serving in Manilla, Lorraine and her sister Marylou, came to visit. They walked from their house and trudged up the hill to our house on "Nanny Goat Hill" in Elmhurst, Queens.
I was about three, and they were about ten feet tall when I looked up. They decided to take me out in the back yard. It had rained the night before, so the grass was wet and the ground saturated. They squished over to our stone fireplace and found my favorite stuffed doll, limp and soggy. They told me, "Gretta" had passed away during the night and that they would have a funeral for her. I didn't know what the word funeral meant; I thought we were going to have a party.
They found two sticks and laid poor Gretta across, with her arms hanging limp on either side. They carried her around the yard and lamented, "Wo is Gretta, she has died."
After a few lamenting turns, it sounded like we were visiting, Jerusalem's Wailing Wall. It was so authentic, I was sobbing. The more I sobbed, the more they laughed; until they fell on the ground holding their stomachs, leaving me, a bewildered 3 yr. old, holding a soggy Gretta in my arms.
March 20, 2020
You have always been my rock. You have been my happy place. I always tell people, “you’re a hoot”. You brought laughter to everyone around you. You were the energizer bunny. On the go and always wanting to go somewhere. You raised us up, amazingly. The stories you’ve told are incredible. You will forever be in my heart. Your little voices will always be in my head. My last words to you, “I love you so much... You have been the best mom ever... Heaven is waiting, daddy is waiting... Today is a good day to go to heaven...” and within 15 minutes you took your last breath. You are with daddy now whom you have traveled the world with. Now, this is your greatest adventure traveling the heavens. I miss you so much but I know you are in a better place. My life bible verse is Joshua 1:9 “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Mom, You have taught me well. I love you for everything, loving God, hard times, good times, crying, laughter, joy & always being there for me. I couldn’t of asked for a better mother. I thank God for you. I was always so proud of you. Your loving #2 daughter, Patty
March 18, 2020
I remember her well and how well her daughter Pat cared for her in Highland Fairways, playing games almost every night. Though she had her physical challenges and disappointments, she kept up with her activities, especially bingo. She was very social and loved people . If you went by her house, the car was gone, always out doing something. What an amazing woman.
March 17, 2020
Pat,Lori and family
Moms stay in a very special part of our hearts even after they pass. I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. I remember what a joy she was at family gatherings.
Please know I am thinking of you .
My deepest condolences