STAR LAKE, New York (WWNY) – Lorraine Ida Coombs Laurin handed away peacefully at Clifton-Tremendous Hospital on Saturday November 26, 2022. She was 80 years outdated and lived a full life. She was beloved and admired by many household, associates and colleagues.
Lorraine was born November 2, 1942 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont to the late Howard and Norene (Jones) Coombs. At the moment two siblings had predeceased her, and her solely residing brother, Donald, was 20 years older. It’s stated that he acquired information whereas within the Navy that his mom was having one other child and was fairly embarrassed. When Don married in 1955, his pretty spouse Dottie turned a really particular girl in Lorraine’s life and their three youngsters, Lynn, Kenny and Diane considered her as a particular Aunt, nearly like a sister. Of the Coombs household Lorraine is survived by niece Lynn (Root) and nephew Kenny.
Lorraine graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in 1961 and went on to nurse’s coaching at Mary Fletcher Nursing Faculty (now Vermont Medical Heart), graduating as an RN in 1963. Lorraine labored as an RN in a clinic and at some point in 1964 Richard Laurin walked within the door for a bodily. That they had a whirlwind romance and had been married forty-four days later, on September 25, 1964 and had been in a loving marriage for 58 years.
They made their residence in Star Lake, NY and anticipated having a big household. The household started in 1965 with the arrival of Christopher John, then Michelle Marie in 1967, and Matthew James in 1969-who sadly lived solely at some point. They weren’t capable of have any extra youngsters however nonetheless longed for a bigger household. Because of the wonders of adoption, and with the assistance of Catholic Charities, the household grew to incorporate James Alfred in 1970 and Kelley Raine in 1973.
Then, by way of an opportunity assembly with a Catholic Missionary to Peru, South America, the adoptions continued; Pompeyo (b. 1963) joined the household at age 11; Manuel (b. 1968) joined at age 12. After which in Might of 1980 Lorraine took Christopher and Michelle to Peru for the adoption of two infants. They had been named Chasqa Nusta and John Paul. This was actually a beautiful and life altering occasion for the household. The infants had been precocious and joyful and accomplished the household completely. Sadly, John Paul handed away unexpectedly in February of this 12 months.
Lorraine was an exceptionally compassionate and selfless individual. She was of excessive ethical character who believed in arduous work and gave the whole lot she had in all that she did. Lorraine devoted her life to serving to others and any limitations to success had been seen as challenges not but overcome.
Lorraine started her profession as an RN at Gouverneur then Clifton-Tremendous Hospital, then stayed residence to lift her youngsters. In 1975 she was recruited as a House Service Director for the newly created United Cerebral Palsy Affiliation of New York, Inc., St. Lawrence County Division. She offered in-home and medical providers to people with disabilities, initially cerebral palsy, after which increasing to different developmental disabilities. Quickly thereafter she turned Government Director and UCPA grew to incorporate not solely Scientific providers but additionally, Bodily Remedy, Dental, Major Care, Orthopedic Clinics, Case Administration and Residential Providers. From a one room, one girl present in 1975, right now the company is called Cerebral Palsy of the North Nation and Group Well being Heart of the North Nation and is a significant employer in St. Lawrence, Franklin and Jefferson Counties.
Lorraine retired in 2000 after a strong and profitable profession. Lorraine was inspired and supported at ‘CP’ by many fantastic individuals together with, however not restricted to, Doris Chenier, Kate Mulkin, Barb teRiele, Anne Richey, Gail Kelly, Ronnie Spiridakis, Shelli Prespare-Weston, Linda Chase and the late Teresa Smith
and plenty of extra from voluntary and state organizations alike; please forgive us if we forgot somebody who was pivotal in her working life.
Whereas working and elevating a rising household Lorraine additionally accomplished her bachelor’s diploma and volunteered for the Clifton-Tremendous Central Faculty Committee on Particular Schooling, St. Lawrence County United Method and St. Hubert’s Church Altar Rosary. Throughout retirement she actively participated on the Clifton-Tremendous Financial Growth Committee and Clifton-Tremendous Hospital Board of Administrators.
Lorraine’s favourite previous instances had been having fun with her residence on the lake, vacationing to the ocean, studying, crafting together with her grand-daughter, Diamond, and rising spectacular flower gardens. She was energetic with all her grandchildren, devoted to supporting all her youngsters in elevating their youngsters with compassion, persistence and at instances, a lot wanted powerful love.
At present Lorraine and Richard’s surviving youngsters and households are as follows:
Pompeyo Laurin and companion Carol Durham (Lexington, SC).
Christopher and partner Bridgette Laurin (Spring, TX); youngsters Rosemary Grace and Matthew John.
Michelle and partner Rick Rusaw (Star Lake, NY); youngsters Jordan Matthew, Marissa Theresa and Nathan Charles; and grandchildren Adam Lee, Charlotte Ann, Margo Lianna and Aaron Paul.
Manuel Laurin (Rensselaer, NY)
James Laurin (St. Petersburg, FL)
Kelley Laurin and companion Ron Whitney (Star Lake, NY); youngsters Brianna Raine and Emily Lynn (Davis) and son-in-law Henry Davis.
Chasqa Laurin (Cellular AL); youngsters Diamond Denise, Tyshawn Alfred, John Lee and Jessica Nichola.
Preparations are within the trusted fingers of French’s Household Funeral House. The calling hours might be at French’s Funeral House 4159 Route 3 Star Lake, Thursday December 1st from 1pm-3pm and 6pm-8pm. The funeral might be at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church 1046 Oswegatchie Path Highway Star Lake, Friday December 2nd at 2pm. A spring burial might be scheduled later for Might 2023. Condolences could also be shared on-line at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.
Following the funeral on Friday we might be gathering on the Star Lake Hearth Corridor, 4187 Route 3 Star Lake. Please be a part of us for excellent meals and time with family and friends to share tales and reminiscences of Lorraine and her household.
Donations may be made in Lorraine’s title to Star Lake Hearth and Rescue, Clifton-Tremendous Hospital (Star Lake) and Cerebral Palsy Affiliation of the North Nation (Canton, NY).
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