Lori Kanestrin

lori kanestrin
Lori Jean Delia Kanestrin, 59, of East Setauket, Long Island, passed away peacefully at home on April 20, 2019.Lori was born on March 24, 1960 in Huntington, Long Island, the youngest daughter of five children, three daughters and two sons, of Pat Delia and Emma Ghiringhelli Delia. She was educated on Long Island and received her bachelor's degree in dietary science from the State University of New York at Oneonta. Lori went on to complete a doctorate in chiropractic medicine from the New York Chiropractic College and a master's degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. She also served as a New York City Public School teaching fellow, where she received a teaching certificate in science education. During her career, Lori worked at a chiropractic and nutrition practice in East Setauket and as a consultant to a Head Start program in Port Jefferson, NY. Lori was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She enjoyed going to tag sales, kayaking in Stony Brook Harbor, and spending time with family and friends. She was a twenty-nine-year leukemia survivor and donated her time to a number of worthy causes, including serving as a group leader with the American Cancer Society and as master of ceremonies for the American Cancer Society Breakfast for Life. She was also an avid supporter of East End House in Cambridge, MA. Lori was fiercely compassionate and loved all living creatures, from her rabbit Chauncey to her dogs, Sarah, Annabelle, and Lucy.Immediate family include her beloved husband Robert Kanestrin, her childhood sweetheart whom she married on September 24, 1983; her loving daughter, Emma Kanestrin; her mother and father, Emma and Pat Delia of Smithtown, NY; her siblings, sister Joette (deceased) and her husband Charles Curiano of Rotterdam, NY, sister Karen and her husband Bob Cotten of Farmingville, NY; Michael Delia and his partner Jonathan Cleveland of Marshfield, MA; Pat Delia, Jr. of Vero Beach, FL and his wife Victoria Marzullo Delia (deceased) of Santa Cruz, CA; nephews David Cotten and his fiance Katie Duffield, Ben Cotten, and Matthew Curiano; and niece Jennifer Curiano.In-laws include Robert and Rosemarie Kanestrin of Palm Coast, FL; grandmother-in-law Pauline Ceo (deceased) of Smithtown, NY; brother-in-law Thomas and his wife Jodi, and their children Marissa and Lucas; sister-in-law Dawn and her husband Pat Sarubbi of Holbrook, NY, and children Kaitlin and her partner Alex, Blake, and Nicholas; and sister-in-law Lisa Lugo of Deer Park and her children Richard, Damien, and Zachery.Lifelong friends and loving extended family include Richard Kopp and wife Elaine (deceased); Lisa Kopp Lohsen and her husband Ken, and their children Mark and his partner Harold, Sean and his wife Sarah, Ryan, Kaitlyn, and Jennifer and her husband Mike; Barbara Kopp Prechtl and her husband Joe, and their daughter Rebecca; and Deborah Kopp Williams and her husband Ken, and their children Richard and his wife Corin, Elaine and her husband Mike, and Rachel and her husband Jared.Memorial Visiting will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Branch Funeral Home, 190 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY. (info@branchfh.com). Family Words of Remembrance and closing prayers on Tuesday at 7:30 PM.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Joette P. Delia Curiano Scholarship Fund in memory of the life of Lori Jean Delia Kanestrin, online at https://www.joettecurianofund.org/donate.html or mailed to:Joette P. Delia Curiano Scholarshipc/o The Community Foundation2 Tower PlaceAlbany, NY 12203

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  1. With our deepest condolences. Lori was a sweet and special soul. Sending you all our love. Kathy Wilson and David Heggestad

  2. Rest In Peace to my beautiful Mama, I love you to the moon and back ��🌙 How do I put into words how much you mean to me. You were my best friend, my confidant, my #1 fan. There are so many things i love about you it’s hard to keep track. I always loved hearing your voice when I would call on my way home from work, I loved the way you lit up a room with your smile, and I loved your sense of humor. It’s only been one day without you here and I’m already lost without you. I love you so much it hurts. You are the most amazing woman I have ever known. You accomplished so much in your life and you were always so kind to everyone. You were always there when someone needed help no matter what. I am so incredibly proud to be your daughter 💕 I’m going to miss the days where we would sit on the porch with the dog next to us just taking in the beauty of the day. I’m going to miss cuddling in my room watching movies. I’m going to miss the times you, dad and I would take the kayaks out in Stony Brook Harbor. I’m going to miss the hugs you would give me when i came home from being away at school. I’m going to miss everything about you and all the memories we made together. You helped form my love for reading, my love of Harry Potter and showed me how to help and love others. You gave me your strength and determination. You gave me so much but most of all, you gave me your love�� You touched so many lives in your lifetime and you were loved by all. We will all miss you terribly my sweet, funny, beautiful Mom 💕

  3. My heartfelt condolences to Lori’s family. There are no words to express the pain and sadness at this time. It is never easy to say good-bye to those who have been such a big part of our lives for so long. I hope you are able to find comfort in her smile and all of the wonderful memories that you had made together. Please find comfort knowing that her memory is safe with our Heavenly Father and that very soon he has promised that we will be reunited with our loved ones right here on earth. ( John 5:28,29). Until this promise is fulfilled, may the ‘God of All Comfort’ supply you with the strength to get you through the difficult days to come. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

  4. Dear family, you have my deepest condolences. The loss of someone so dear to your heart is indeed a tragedy. Please take solace in the many wonderful memories you have of Lori. May you find comfort in the Scriptures, where we find a home that soon God “will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more� (Revelation 21:4)

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