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Lorraine D. (Howard) Westerman

Born: Tue., Dec. 26, 1961
Died: Wed., Jul. 31, 2019


Memorial Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Aug. 10, 2019
Location: - Not available -


Visitation

10:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Aug. 10, 2019
Location: Michael G. Angiolillo
Funeral Home


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Whitehall, N.Y. – Lorraine D. Westerman, 57, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Glens Falls Hospital following a long illness.

Lorraine was born on December 26, 1961 in Glens Falls, N.Y., the daughter of the late Clifton F. and Cora M. (Pelkey) Howard.

She was employed for the Washington County Sheriff’s Department as a “Matron” in the Corrections Department and served as a dispatcher from 1987 through 1991 when she went to work as a police officer for the Whitehall Police Department until her health forced her to retire in 2000.

Lorraine’s family was a priority in her life.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren whom she loved with all of her heart. She enjoyed having tea parties with her two granddaughters.  She also enjoyed camping with her best friends, David and Lori Gebo.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her two brothers, Clifton Howard and Blayde Howard, her sister, Belinda Howard, her grandson, Cody M. Fitzpatrick and her nephew, Raymond Howard Jr.

Survivors include her son, Scott Westerman, Jr. and his wife Rebecca, her two daughters, Sarah Wells and her husband Michael and Jessica Westerman and her fiancé Michael Fitzpatrick all of Whitehall, the father of her children, Scott Westerman, Sr., her grandchildren Scott Westerman, III, Nathan Westerman, Makayla Wells and her fiancé, Eric Rozell, Dean Wells and his companion, Keriona Davis, Aimee Fitzpatrick, and Colton Fitzpatrick.  She is also survived by brother, Raymond Howard, Sr., her three sisters, Eileen Weeks, Teri Summers and Melissa MacDuff and her grand puppy’s, Charlie, Lacie and Sophie.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Michael G. Angiolillo Funeral Home, 210 Broadway, Whitehall with Pastor Kevin Gebo of the Truthville Baptist Church officiating.

Following the service, the family will be receiving family and friends at the funeral home until 1:00pm. Following the calling hours, the family invites all to the home of her daughter, Jessie Westerman, 19 Pauline Street, Whitehall, to continue the celebration of Lorraine’s life.

The family suggest that memorial contributions be donated to the Skenesborough Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 113, Whitehall, N.Y. 12887, and that flowers be omitted.

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Sarah Wells
   Posted Thu August 08, 2019
This is the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with. Love n miss u mom

Patty neddo
   Posted Thu August 08, 2019
Lorraine or miss lil you will surely be missed. May you rest . You fought long and hard for some reason god needed you more. My prayers are with your family.

Michael Sr. Christine wells
   Posted Thu August 08, 2019
To the family so sorry for your loss

liz stclaire
   Posted Sat August 10, 2019
Dear Scottie, Sarah, and Jessie,
I just read the passing of your mom...I am so very sorry for the loss of your SPECIAL mom! As you know, your mom went to bat for ALL of you as she LOVED you like ONLY REAL Mom's do...(though maybe she should have taken the bat to you guys instead!) You know I am kidding, I loved working and caring for ALL of you; including your mom!
I too lost my mom in young adulthood, now it is well over 30 years ago but...my eyes are full of tears as I write this...
I write because, I hope/pray that through your tears and broken hearts, you will REALIZE how VERY VERY LUCKY you are...yes LUCKY! You were BLESSED with a REAL MOM'S LOVE and care; so so many children and adults will NEVER EVER know what it feels like to be LOVED like my mom loved me and your mom loved you guys! This GIFT of OUR mom's DEEP UNCONDITIONAL love, will leave its' imprint within you FOREVER...so LOVE, CARE and GIVE to your kids that BEAUTIFUL LOVE your mom gave you and remember God gave you a GIFT (YOUR MOM!) that MANY people will NEVER EVER FEEL! I understand your broken hearts, and you will still long for her 30 years from now too...but just try to let ALL of mom's treasured memories and deep love fill your void.YOU GUYS WERE TRULY HER LIFE & LOVES...ALWAYS HOLD TIGHT TO THAT FACT!
She is no doubt out of pain now and REALLY living again in Heaven...til you meet again, Have faith, savor EVERY special memory and then some and be thankful God picked Lorraine to be YOUR MOM!
Remembering All of you with Love & Prayer and sending my DEEP condolences...
"liz" StClaire

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