Lorraine L. Berman

November 26, 1927February 11, 2021

Lorraine L. Berman – of Marblehead, entered into rest on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of Edward B. Berman with whom she shared over 71 years of marriage. Devoted mother of David J. Berman (Caryn), Benjamin A. Berman (Suzanne Fierston), Daniel M. Berman (Elizabeth) and Susan M. Berman (Avi Winokur). Cherished grandmother of Michael, Deborah, Reena, Rose and Rafi. Treasured great-grandmother of Sarah and Charlotte. The loving sister of the late Dorothy L. Postman. Dear daughter of the late Frank and Rose Lerman.

Lorraine grew up in Roxbury, graduated from Radcliffe College of Harvard University. Lorraine and Eddie met while both attending college. She went on to work as a piano instructor at the Julia Lubit School of Music in Brookline and as a Nursery School Teacher at the JCC in Lynn. She and Eddie soon began their family in Lynn. She accompanied Eddie across the country as his career progressed from Washington D.C. to Santa Monica, CA before settling in Silver Spring, MD and then finally in Marblehead where she devoted her time to raising her family. In 1969, she and Eddie took the children for a trip around the world. Lorraine was a dedicated member of Congregation Har-Tzeon of Silver Spring, MD and Temple Sinai of Marblehead. She volunteered for many years as an admissions interviewer for Harvard College. Lorraine loved music, attending Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts as often as she could, providing piano instruction as well as playing piano for her own enjoyment. She particularly enjoyed accompanying Eddie as he played violin and cello.

Even more than music, Lorraine was devoted to her extended family. She took delight in her children and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She welcomed her children’s spouses and considered them as her own, and her cousins were like sisters. Lorraine was beloved throughout the family. Her integrity, intelligence, exuberance and loving care will be missed by all.

Services for Lorraine will be private.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Lorraine’s memory to the Boston Symphony Orchestra via or to a charity of your choice.


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Esther Ziskind

February 24, 2021

I always enjoyed meeting with Lorraine and other members of the family. It felt like I was part of the family. From my close friends, David and Caryn, to their children, grandchildren, and the extended family it was always a positive experience. Thank you for making us part of the family!!

William Stein

February 21, 2021

So sorry to learn of Lorraine’s passing. My wife and I met her through my working with Ed at MITRE Corp. for many years.

Ed, we send our deepest sympathies.

Lorraine Butler

February 16, 2021

She is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with her

Susan Brass

February 16, 2021

Lorraine was a wonderful mother, mother in law, wife, grandmother and lucky to be a great grandmother as well. She was truly blessed with her family. Whenever we were in her company she was lively, engaging and happy to share her stories. I am sure she will be missed by her loved ones. There can be comfort in remembering her stories, the things she loved to do, the music she played and the life she lived.

Sid & Linda Moskowitz

February 15, 2021

Dear Daniel & family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.
We did not know her but I am sure she was special just like you !
May her memory have a blessing & an aliyah !
Wishing you & your family no more sorrows .

xoxox Linda,Sid Rachel & Ari Moskowitz