Sullivan, Loraine A. of Port Jefferson Station on April 26, 2020. Beloved wife of Richard P. Sullivan. Loving mother of Sharon Sullivan and Deborah Sullivan. Cherished nanny of Ashley, Alyssa and Connor. Adored gigi of Rose, Suzanne, Elizabeth and Meah. Arrangements entrusted to the Vigliante family at the Branch Funeral Home, 551 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764. Loraine’s services will be available on the Branch Funeral Home website on Webcast Monday May 4, 2020 from 2 – 4pm with a religious service @ 3:30 PM. Private Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in Loraine’s loving memory to www.jdrf.org JDRF's mission is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications through the support of research.

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  1. With deepest sympathy on your loss. May your loving memories ease your mind during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. “Mom” you will forever be in my heart, I miss you and love you. Your “Grandkids” kourtnee (as you called her angel) and Bella will always miss you as well.. please party up there with my parents.. haven has gained yet another angel, may you Rest In Peace and watch over us all. Love you Mom Sullivan

  3. How fast the years have flown, through laughter and tears, joy and sorrow, Friends Forever. We love you and miss you. Till we meet again. Love, Nancy and Charlie

  4. One of my strongest childhood memories is being present at Loraine and Rich’s wedding. She was my glamorous, beautiful older cousin and he was her handsome new husband. To a 13-year old girl it seemed like a fairy tale come true. That’s how I will always remember her – smiling, pretty and so very happy. She will be very much missed.

  5. Words can not express my sadness. I will always have wonderful memories at the Sullivan household where I spent most of the 90’s hanging with Deb and was treated as a daughter. Sending my love to Dad and Deb.
    Will always love and miss you Mom Sullivan.

  6. May you RIP eternally “Mom” Sullivan. I will miss you dearly, but will never forget. Our sincerest condolences to Debbie, her Father Rich and every life that Loraine touched. MOM was a beautiful person inside and out. Her strength and vie for life were undoubtedly unstoppable. I have so many beautiful memories of Mom. I met her at such a young age when I was still partially deaf and Debbie reassured me that having a health issue was ok and she understood because her mom was also dealing with health issues. As a young girl I really didn’t have the knowledge to understand the uphill battle this beautiful woman was facing day in and day out. Always with a smile, never letting on she didn’t feel well with such love in her gorgeous eyes which you could see straight to her ever loving heart. She always made sure I felt safe and was happy. A second Mom. I have been very fortunate to have had the friendship of her and her daughter Debbie since the 6th grade. She has raised Debbie with a strong passion for life, loving her mother more than life itself, life long friendships, love and has an adoring personality. Debbie will always be my BFF. Mom made us endless amounts of homemade chocolate chip cookies whenever I would visit with Debbie and it was as if they were only baked with her love. Driving us countless times to go roller skating in our Jordache Jean’s and blasting Duran Duran on the ride to and from, letting us sing our hearts out. Thank you Mom for just being you. I love you. My life would never be the same. With love and sincerity always, Suzanne Valenti and Guido Bonelli

  7. Debbie and Family,

    Our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your mom.
    May she Rest In Peace

    Cathy & Fred Snyder

  8. Dear Rich and Debbie,
    We are extremely sorry for your beloved wife and mom’s crossing over. In conversation we had come to know her faith and we are certain she has crossed to eternal life.
    We are blessed that we came to know her and will be forever grateful that she reached out to Rosaline.
    Loraine’s soul and you both are in our prayers at this grieving time. God be with you and give you the strength to know you will all be united again at His choosing.
    GiGi will always have a place in Rosie’s heart and we promise that Rosie will always remain in your lives.
    Joe, Susan & Rosie

  9. RIchard so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. I am grateful to have been able to know her if only for such a short period of time. I loved seeing her face light up seeing Suzy when we came to visit. You are in my prayers.

  10. Uncle Rich, we are so sorry for your loss. Death is hard enough, couple it with these uncertain times and it’s that much more heartbreaking and devastating. I have nothing but fond memories of Aunt Loraine. She was a very special person and I remember her smile and love for family and friends. As a kid, I remember your backyard parties and running around all day with all the kids and swimming in your pool. I remember nothing but happiness of those days. Uncle Rich would let me sit in his boat in the driveway and I remember thinking this is the greatest boat in the world. Years later it sat in my driveway. Let’s just say, 50% of the time it was the greatest boat in the world.

    Uncle Rich, you are a great husband and cared for Aunt Loraine always. I remember, even as a kid, how obvious it was that you loved and cared for each other. You are a devoted husband and father, we can all learn from your example.

    Mom, Michael, Andrea, Brandon, Jillian and I wish you and your family peace. Someone once said… there will come a day when your tears of sorrow will turn to smiles of fond memories. I promise that is true. It takes time, but it does happen. Until that time, hold each other close and rely on support from your family and friends who love you all so.

    Love, The Riker Family

  11. We are so very sorry to hear this news. May she Rest In Peace always, and may you all find joy in her memory.

    Xoxo from the Dluhos family

  12. Rich, Sharon, and Deborah,

    We were so sad to hear of Loraine’s passing last week. All of you are in our thoughts and we pray you have much peace, comfort, and consolation in each others company. God bless Loraine. God bless all of you.

    Dave, Mary Lou, Josh, Ioana Kozuch

  13. I am so sorry this has happened. Loraine was such a tough person that nothing would do this to her. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I just hope for you things will get better in time. We will always be there for you if you need us. With my love and prayers. Jim

  14. MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE LORAINE. HOW AM I GOING TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU .YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF MY LIFE. I REMEMBER HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU LOOKED WHEN WE FIRST MET AS TEENAGERS. YOU ARE JUST AS BEAUTIFUL TODAY AS YOU WERE THEN. I WILL MISS YOUR SMILE AND TENDER TOUCH. I WILL MISS TAKING CARE OF YOU EVEN THOUGH THERE WERE CHALLENGES AT TIMES.I CANNOT DESCRIBE THE PAIN I FEEL AT THIS TIME IT IS OVERWHELMING. I CANT BELIEVE YOUR GONE. THERE WILL BE NO MORE LUNCHES AND DINNERS TOGETHER. ONE DAY I HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN. THE ONE THING THAT WAS CONSTANT IN OUR LIFE WAS OUR NEVER ENDING LOVE FOR EACH OTHER. WE WERE SO GOOD TOGETHER. YOUR LOVING HUSBAND AND BEST FRIEND RICH.
    I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER.

  15. We are all so sorry and saddened. We miss you very much, Madison’s pretzel buddy (we haven’t broken the news to her yet). With love, Danielle, Louis, Madison & Charlotte

  16. Uncle Rich,

    We are so sad to hear of Aunt Loriane’s passing. We know your sorrows are great at this time and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Aunt Loraine was a bright light who will be missed.
    All of our love,
    Sueann, Greg, Brian & Erin Pempel

  17. AUNT LORAINE
    YOU WILL BE EXTREMELY MISSED.
    I THANKYOU FOR ALL THE MEMORIES WE SHARED.
    THEY SHALL ALWAYS BE A PICECE OF MY HEART.
    ALL THE CHRISTMAS AND THANKSGIVING DAYS
    WERE SO SPECIAL.
    I COULDN’T OF ASKED FOR
    A MORE LOVING AND CARING AUNT.
    I KNOW THAT GOD HAS BIG PLANS FOR YOU IN HEAVEN.
    TILL WE MEET AGAIN
    ❤ Thomas

  18. I remember many years ago, it was Christmas. I made this large gingerbread house. And It was really important to me that I get it to her and Rich in perfect shape. Mind you now, I was coming from Queens via LIRR. The train was packed. Well, lots of the candies fell off, candied trees were down. I felt so bad. But, Lorraine being Lorraine, she said, it’s so beautiful and unique, I love it. Lorraine has this way about her that made you feel loved and I have thought of all of you over the years. And how you all welcomed me into your family. You are in in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Mary.

  19. MOMMY, TODAY IS THE FIRST MOTHERS DAY SINCE YOUR PASSING AND MY HEART IS SO HEAVY AND HURTING SO DEEPLY!! I MISS U SO SO MUCH I CAN’T EVEN BEGIN TO TELL YOU!!! I LOVE AND MISS U WITH EVERY INCH OF MYSELF AND WITH ALL OF MY HEART!!! AS I SIT HERE TYPING THIS I’M SHEDDING SO MANY TEARS.. GOD I WISH U WERE HERE!!! U WILL FOREVER BE MY BEST FRIEND!!! MY TROOPER!!! AND MY MOM!!! I KNOW U ARE AT PEACE NOW WITH NO MORE PAIN OR SUFFERING, AND YOU ARE FOREVER A GUARDIAN ANGEL LOOKING DOWN BUT ITS JUST NOT THE SAME WITHOUT YOU AND NEVER WILL BE!! I PROMISE I WILL ALWAYS BE HERE FOR DADDY AND TAKE THE BEST CARE IhF HIM!!! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY IN HEAVEN MOMMY!!! YOU ARE WITH GRANDMA ECKERT AND AUNT JOSIE NOW AND I HOPE U ALL HAVE THE BEST MOTHERS DAY TOGETHER AGAIN IN HEAVEN!!! I LOVE YOU!!! CONTINUE TO REST IN PEACE XOXOXOX

  20. Even now the words are hard to find that seem just right . I have memories that are so special of you . Just spending time around the table whether it be on Gates Ave. , Palmetto St. or on Long Island. I love you and miss you even though I have lived at a distance. You and Richie are two of the most wonderful people that I could of had in my life. I cannot say thank you enough for allowing me the opportunity to be in yours. A thought of a photo taken on the day you and Richie married. A new beginning. I was happy to be part of that. Having Sharon and Debbie to add to our family. Thank you again Loraine. You have been and are loved greatly. Thank God for His gift of you. Love always Gary.

  21. Richie and Debbie, we are so sorry for your loss. We will always have great memories of Loraine. We always felt you guys are family and it’s not going to be the same without her being at our family gatherings. We loved her very much and we will always cherish the memories we have. Love always, Richie and Mary

  22. It’s been almost two months and I still can’t believe you’re gone. This just doesn’t feel real. I feel like I’m going to wake up and see your name on my phone. Like we are going to have one of our hour long phone calls. And how I’m planning to come to NY so you could meet Meah. And then plan the next trip after Damian and I get married. It just doesn’t feel real at all. I have so many memories and that is where you will stay. I love you more than you could ever know Nanny.

  23. Nanny
    I just got your ashes today and i has not hit me so hard with the fact your gone. I love and miss you so much. Visiting to NY is going to never be the same. Everytime I would come to NY you would make sure there was my orange soda and we would eat bagels together in the morning. I just still cant believe your gone. For a while I didn’t believe it, I basically refused to believe it. I love you nanny, your little pumpkin will be her forever. Then one day will be with you. I love you!

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