Lorraine A. Denno

  • Born: March 15, 1956
  • Died: March 2, 2016
  • Location: Worcester, Massachusetts

Dirsa-Morin Funeral Home

298 Grafton Street
Worcester, MA 01604

Tel. (508) 753-4211

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lorraine A. (Roy) Denno, 59, of Worcester Ma., died peacefully in her home on Wednesday March 2, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. She leaves behind her mom, Shirley Roy of Worcester, daughters Trisha Lueders and her husband Brent of Nebraska and Tammy Denno of New Hampshire, grandsons Jayden and Garrett, two sisters, Marie A. Trudeau of Myrtle beach, SC and Denise A. Moreno of Daytona Fl., a brother, Paul W. Roy of Worcester, special friends Kathy and Sandy and many nieces, nephews, cousins and loved friends. She is predeceased by her father, Paul C. Roy of Worcester and two baby daughters.
Lorraine was a nursing assistant at Providence House Nursing Home for many years. She loved caring for everyone and everything including animals. Lorraine enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, going to the beach and gardening.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday March 7, 2016 at 10:00 am in DIRSA-MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 298 Grafton St. Calling hours in the funeral home will be on Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Please accept my condolences at the loss of your Mom. I did not know her well, she was a neighbor for a while. She was probably one of the most caring, giving people I have ever met. May God bless you all.

Posted by Deborah - Cherry Valley, MA   March 28, 2016

I went to Lorraine's page to wish her a Happy Birthday and was shocked and very saddened to see this. So sorry to hear about this. I didn't know.
I have lots of wonderful memories of all of us from our youth. Very thankful and blessed to have known Lorraine.

Posted by Tom Beaudreau - North Oxford, MA - Friend   March 15, 2016

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
┬ęCopyright 1998

Posted by Debra J. Maddox, RN, BSN, OCN - UMassMemorial Cancer Center, MA   March 07, 2016

It had been some years since I last seen you cous but a lot of memories growing up when life wasn't so hectic. You will be missed I know your Dad was there to greet you along with aunts n uncles and my lil Kevin. sorry to My Aunt Shirley loss of a child is the hardest, To my cousins Marie and Paul your sister is in peace free of pain, Trisha and Tammy sorry to have to meet under these circumstances,and to her grandchildren who will always remember there Grandmother, and all of Lorraine's cousin n friends. An angel now you will be watch over us all, Love cous Carol!

Posted by Carol - Worcester, MA   March 06, 2016



To our friend Lorraine, We were saddened to hear of your passing. Whenever we think about you we will always remember all the good times we shared, and we will smile. You may no longer be here in person, but your spirit will always be in our hearts. Till we meet again. To Trisha and Tammy we are so sorry for your loss. The pain of losing your mother will never go away, but in time it does ease. May God be with you and your family through these hard times. Love Irene & Roy

Posted by Irene & Roy DeWitte - Spencer, MA   March 05, 2016

To Shirley, Trisha Tammy Paul Marie Denise I am so sorry for your loss I have some fun memories last time I saw Lorraine, was at Lisa's wedding I asked her where her teeth where she said the dog chewed them lol we cracked up laughing Lorraine you always made me laugh thank you for those memories, will miss you love you Rip Lorraine

Posted by Cheryl Bullard - Worcester, MA - Friend   March 05, 2016

To Lorraine's family I am so sorry for your loss,Lorraine made me laugh a lot, I have great memories of those times I will miss her

Posted by Cheryl Bullard - Friend   March 05, 2016


So sorry to hear of your passing, I have memories from our childhood that are embossed in my heart! Rest in peace Lorraine, say hello to those family members that have passed before you! Till we meet again, your cousin, Jan

Posted by Janice Kauppila - Holden, MA - Family   March 04, 2016

you were a great neighbor and friend. you taught me how to garden. you had such a big heart and loved animals. to say I'm going to miss you is an understatement. my life is blessed to have known you. RIP my friend.

Posted by robert trottier jr - MA - Neighbor   March 04, 2016

You will always be in my heart cos,great memories that I will always treasure
Love and Miss you Lorraine

Posted by Debbie Southwick - Worcester, MA - Family   March 04, 2016

My condolences to Denise and the Roy family. I grew up with Lorraine on Grafton Hill and remember good times as kids hanging out with Lorraine and Denise at Phil's Corner. Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Eileen Guinto-Coyle - Stow, OH   March 04, 2016

A special lady, a sad time...... Heartfelt condolences

Posted by Michele Racine Anderson - MA - Friend   March 04, 2016


I hadn't seen you in awhile but your still family and always will be its always the worst to loose a family member Out of pain is good out of our lives not so good Rest in Peace cousin you won't be forgotten

Posted by Carol Kelly - Worcester, MA - Family   March 04, 2016

I Send Her Family My Cndolences..!! Oh My She Was A Great Woman She Was Like A Second Mom To Me Can't Believe She Passed Mom(Lorraine)You Will Be Sadly Missed Will Always Remain In Our Hearts♥

Posted by Donna Johnson - Worcester, MA - Friend   March 04, 2016

To Trisha Tammy Shirley,and family,my heart is heavy with the news of Lorraines passing.Please except my sincere condolences.There was only one Lorraine Denno,j
kindest person,hard worker Single mother,raising the 2 girls.Worked many of xtra shifts,saved cans so that her family could go to the beach.I have only one thing left to say,Lorraine you lived ur life every day to the fullest.God bless may you RIP my friend.Love Aileen

Posted by Aileen M Bonczyk - Worcester, MA - Coworker   March 04, 2016

It's with great sadness that I hear of dear Lorraine's passing. Although I didn't see her much in recent years, I have always considered her a dear friend. My heartfelt condolences to Mrs.Roy, the girls and the entire family. My love to you all, Helen

Posted by Helen Rendell-Baker - CT - Friend   March 03, 2016

My heart goes out to you two girls I new when you were little may God bless the both of you your mom was a great person a a great friend I will always remember her God bles you all may she. Rest in peace with the angels to watch over her sadly missed bunny armenia

Posted by Bunny armenia - Worc, MA - Friend   March 03, 2016

Tammy and Trisha
I just want you all to know how terribly saddened I am to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a fun wild and crazy lady. She was the most amazing caring and fantastic worker I have every had the privilege of working with. Lorraine always put other first her girls were her life. I cannot image how wild and crazy heaven is going to be with her walking through those gates. Just thinking of her makes me smile. Thoughts and prayers at this trying time.

Posted by Robin Premo - Dudley, MA - Coworker   March 03, 2016

My friend lorraine may u rest in pease.. I will never ever forget you.You trained me to become a cna at prov house .You took me under your wings and taught me so much not only about work but about life, about being a woman and being proud of myself even though I was so overweight you taught me to love myself and not care what others thought .you brought me to my first bar room and you got me served at sixteen.. Funny thing was because I was overweight I looked older n got served.. You were a second mother to me and allways was there for me..You weresuch a great nurses assistant I dont think I ever met anyone that cared about there patients like you..god I could write a book about everything you taught me. Please know I am the woman I am today because of the great mentoring u did to me.You were such a strong single mother raising those beautiful girls alone ..I love you and I know u are rocking the heavens above and god has the fluffiest most comfortable colorful cloud for youmy friend .rest in pease.love you allways ..brenda

Posted by Brenda adkins - Worcester, MA - Friend   March 03, 2016


Lorraine, I remember when we were at the carnival and your husband came over and put his arm around me...we looked that much alike! Mine had a hissie fit but you fixed it! Love and miss you cousin !

Posted by Leslie Jason Smith - Dinero, TX - Family   March 03, 2016

RIP my dear cousin You will always be in my heart, I'll miss you forever
Love you Cos

Posted by Debbie Southwick - Worcester, MA - Family   March 03, 2016