SOUTHBURY — Marjorie Lorraine “Lorrie” Taranovich met her Lord peacefully in the presence of her family and friends after her courageous battle with Multiple Myloma. Lorrie leaves behind her husband of 53 years, Edwin (Ed) Taranovich. They shared a blessed marriage filled with friendship and strength.
Lorrie was born in Waterbury on Aug. 29, 1939, daughter of the late Daniel and Hazel (LeMay) Marens. She was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist Grammar School in Watertown and Waterbury Catholic High School. She, along with her husband Ed, owned and operated Ed’s Hardware Store in Naugatuck for the past 37 years.
Lorrie was a beacon of light with an infectious laugh, enriching the lives of her friends and family. She went through her journey gracefully as she prayed, not to change the world, but to be sure that we all knew we are better than we know.
Besides her husband, Lorrie is survived by her five children, Tammie Taranovich and her partner Phyllis Kaplan, Holly Bucciarelli, Tracey and Robert Dillistin, Keri and Jason Rich, and Daniel and Kristine Taranovich. She also leaves behind her ten grandchildren, Kathren Ekberg, Zachary Bucciarelli (Samantha), Jonathan Palmer, Devin Carlquist (Michael), and Tyler Palmer; Lauren and Sydney Rich and Ryan (Gabriella), Aaron, and Rachel Taranovich; her half-sister, Vina Marens; and her stepsister, Sandy Gregoire. Lorrie was predeceased by her two grandchildren, Cameron Deen Rich and Jordan Ekberg, and her step-mother, Mildred. She leaves behind many members of the Lemay family of Watertown, each having a profound influence in her life.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main Street South, Southbury. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Platt Road, Watertown. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the daily chapel of Sacred Heart Church. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Sydney Fund: Naugatuck Savings Bank, c/o M. Lorraine or Edwin Taranovich.
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