Obituary for Lorraine Lauchaire GrippiThe family of Lorraine Lauchaire Grippi, of Fort Salonga, NY, is saddened to announce her passing on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Lorraine is survived by her husband of 52 years, Francis E. Grippi, her children, son Jim and his wife Donna, daughter Christina and her husband John, her 2 granddaughters Samantha Lauchaire Spensieri and Alyssa Lauchaire Grippi, and her brother Ron Celeste. Lorraine brought love and sensitivity to all those around her and was very proud to be a Eucharistic Minister and the Volunteer Coordinator for Visiting Nurse Service of Northport during the 1990s. Her family was her greatest joy and we will miss her more than we can say.Relatives and friends are invited to visit at The Branch Funeral Home, 190 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787. Visiting hours will be:' Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm ' Thursday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm ' Friday morning from 9:00 am to 10:00 am A Catholic mass will be offered at 10:30 am on Friday at Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 59 Church Street, Kings Park, NY 11754. Burial will follow at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations are made to La Salle Academy - Student Sponsor Program. Lorraine was very proud to actively support this program for many years. The mission of La Salle, a rigorous college-preparatory high school, is to educate students of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds with special out-reach to those most in need. For more information, please visit, 215 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003. For directions, further information, or to offer online condolences to the family, please visit

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  1. Extending deep and heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

  2. 28 February 2017To My Dear, Beloved Aunt Lorraine:You have been a joy in my life for as long as I can remember. Words cannot express what your kindness, thoughtfulness, and love have meant to me over the years.I cannot remember a time when we did not have a great deal of fun, whether it was attending the Marine Corps Ball, seeing a play, visiting a museum, or in many cases, just enjoying a nice meal together. I always cherished my time with you and your beloved husband – my uncle, Frank. I remember a specific time when I was working on a fishing boat fresh out of college during the summer of 1981, at Montauk Point. You and Uncle Frank generously invited me to stay at your home when our boat was in port. I truly appreciated the hospitality – otherwise I would have been stuck on the boat!I also remember how helpful and supportive you and Uncle Frank were when I was working in the financial district of New York City in 1982. You would visit me in Queens on the weekends, taking Grandma and me out to dinnerΓǪ or you would pick us up and take us to your lovely home for the weekend. During that time, I became close with my cousins, Jimmy and Christina. Memories I will forever cherish. Finally, I remember how supportive you were when I decided to enlist in the Marine Corps as an officer in the fall of 1982. You gave me a beautiful, heartfelt send off and wished me well. The love and support you showed me is irreplaceable. The times we had over the years were so meaningful and they will always be treasured. I am forever thankful to both of you, Jimmy, and Christina for the part you played in my life. God bless you Aunt Lorraine! We will all miss you a great deal.With lots of love and Semper Fidelis,Raymond A. Celeste Jr.Colonel, U. S. Marine Corps

  3. To Jim and the entire Grippi family we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.May God rest her sole.

  4. Dearest Frank, Jim, Christina, & Family, Wishing you peace, to bring comfort. Courage, to face the days ahead. And, loving memories, to forever hold, in your heart. I will remember Cousin Lorraine’s sweet face, and giving nature. She will always be remembered, for her kind heart. Love, Cousin, Debbie

  5. We are so sorry for your great loss. Lorraine was so kind and warm to all. We remember the time we shared at Ray’s graduation….such a great conversation we had at dinner that evening. She will be enormously missed and forever remembered dearly. Ours prayers are with you and all your family. Love,The Lodato Family

  6. Mom,You will always be the light of our lives — and I will miss you every day. I am forever blessed that you were my mom.

  7. Dear Jim and the Grippi Family,My deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. May she rest in everlasting peace.Karen Scalogna

  8. Dear Frank ~I am so sorry to hear of Lorraine’s passing. She was a beautiful woman in every way. My heart is saddened by this news Phil just passed on to me. I feel for your loss deeply. My deepest condolences. Denny

  9. Dear Frank, Christina and Jimmy,I is always heartbreaking to lose a family member but especially so with the loss of dear cousin. I have always cherished Lorraine as both a friend and cousin. She was a lovely person and had a beautiful spirit. We enjoyed many good times together but one of my fondest memories is the day we spent together on the Vineyard and then our last lunch in Falmouth. She will be missed and pray that she is at peace. Gail and Dick

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish.

  11. My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Her kindness,and generosity are a beautiful testament to the loving spirt she is.

  12. Our thoughts are with you all. Lorraine is now in God’s embrace. And that is a beautiful thing.

  13. Dear Jim, We wish to offer our sincerest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Jim,I am so sorry for your loss. Knowing the person you are I am sure it came from great roots. Your Mom must have been a very special person. My Condolences to the entire Grippi family.The Zupo Family

  15. There are no words or ways to express the amount of pain and anger for having the angel among us be taken this way and this soon…it saddens my heart so much to have lost someone so special… rest in PEACE my dear Aunt Lorraine Love you Billy with Meredith, Alexandra,and Olivia

  16. Dear Grandma, I will miss you. I remember when you used to say ‘Gaabage’ to me. May you rest in peace.

  17. Lorraine. From the moment I met you at the Rock Center Skating Rink, I will never forget your warmth, kindness and loving personality. Thank you for being an amazing mother in law and grandmother. We love you.

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