On Thursday May 22, 2014 Lorraine Curnan of Ridgefield, CT passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Cape Cod where she had lived for the past 4 years. Lorraine was born to Justina & Joseph Yankaitis on October 31, 1922 in Rockford IL. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from St. Anthony’s School of Nursing in 1946 & became a traveling Nurse for the American Red Cross. Lorraine spent several years caring for children with polio. While traveling she met her late husband Martin W. Curnan on the beach in Miami. They married in 1955 and settled in Ridgefield, CT in 1963.
Lorraine had a passion for gardening and loved nothing more than getting her hands dirty in the good earth. She could tell you how to plant and tend any variety of flower or vegetable. She watched over her friends and family’s flowers by checking their house plants and exclaiming “dry as a bone” and proceed to water the plants. Lorraine’s other passions included crafts of all types and a good yard sale, an inspiration to all of her artistic children and grandchildren which she was extremely proud of and brought her much happiness over the years.