Lorraine E. Russo

PORTLAND — Lorraine E. Russo, 86, of Portland, died peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

She was born in Portland, the daughter of William and Leota Reynolds Maloney. She attended local schools.

Lorraine was employed at Universal Watkins before marrying her husband Ralph Russo in 1947. She was a vibrant, caring and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and neighbor. Her inner strength, values and generous heart touched us all.

As both mother and “Nana,” she will be greatly missed each and every day.

She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years in 1992; her parents; a sister, Marjorie Ducale; and brother, Roger Maloney.

Lorraine leaves two daughters, Cindy Kennerson of Raymond and Debbie Glazier of Portland; three granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; three nephews and a niece.

There will be no visiting hours. Graveside services will be private.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Lorraine’s memory to: Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Drive, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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