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Lorraine Joyce Dimaria

January 27, 1946September 10, 2021

Lorraine (Lori) Joyce Dimaria, died at home on Friday, September 10, 2021. Her loving husband of 35 years, Tom Pulliam was by her side. Born on January 27, 1946, she lived her entire life in the Detroit area. She was raised by her parents, Margaret and Joe Vanovec in Detroit. She graduated high school in 1964 and married her first husband and father to her children, Joseph Charles Dimaria, shortly thereafter in 1965.

Her love for her two son’s helped her through all the challenges she faced in life. Widowed at an early age, with the passing of her husband Joseph in 1984, Lorraine raised her two sons with pride - Joe and Jason.

Lori was an avid reader and historian and was fiercely competitive when watching Jeopardy, often beat anyone else in the room while firing off facts. Lori and Tom loved their dogs and never missed the opportunity to make life-long friends at through their love of animals. Lori looked forward to every holiday where she could share the holiday decorations of the City with her two young sons. She found joy in being her son’s biggest fans, driving them around the State for sports for decades with big results, Joseph played soccer at Central Michigan University and Jason, played football at Albion College. Lori was an exceptional gift giver and her presents were always beautifully wrapped.

Lorraine is survived by her husband of 35 years, Tom Pulliam of Roseville, MI; Joe Dimaria (Heather) and grandsons Graydon, Hale and Reed of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; Jason Dimaria (Emily) and granddaughter Charlotte of Shawnee, Kansas; Keith Pulliam (Trisha) of Warren, Michigan and grandchildren Abigale, Wyatt and Ethan; and Brian Pulliam (Cori) of Macomb Township, Michigan and grandchildren Ryan, Castile and Tim (Sadie) great-grandchildren Daxon and Rowan. She is also survived by many loving cousins and extended relatives. Last but certainly not least, she is survived by her and Tom's two loving dogs, Baron and Rex. Lorraine is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Charles Dimaria and her parents, Margaret and Joe Vanovec.

Visitation for Lorraine will be held Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Kauls Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Ave., Roseville, Michigan 48066. A funeral service will occur Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM, 27830 Gratiot Ave., Roseville, Michigan 48066. A burial will occur Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Resurrection Cemetery, 18201 Clinton River Road, Clinton Township, Michigan 48038.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.kaul-fh.net for the Dimaria family. Donations may be made to the ASPCA in her name.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

  • Burial

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Mary Cafmeyer

September 16, 2021

I am writing this on behalf of my mother, Eleanor Forish, and my siblings (John, Karin and Diane). We were so sorry to hear of Lorraine's passing. Eleanor is Lorraine's cousin and she is so sorry that she is unable to attend the visitation or funeral, due to health issues. Our whole family loved Lorraine and we all have very happy memories of her. She was always smiling and laughing, the life of the party! I very much enjoyed talking to her at family gatherings. May she rest in peace.

Mary Cafmeyer

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