Lorraine Anne (Rosenberger) Lupone, 73, of Sandwich died peacefully at her home on July 1 in the loving arms of her family.
Lorraine was born in Syracuse, New York where she graduated from Nottingham High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with honors from LeMoyne College in Syracuse.
She married in 1962 and raised four children, residing first in New Hartford, New York, followed by San Jose, California, Wyckoff, New Jersey and finally settling in Sandwich, Massachusetts.
Mrs. Lupone taught Math at both Sandwich High School and the Forestdale School, taking a sabbatical in 1988 to pursue a Master of Education degree from Harvard University, and retired in 1992 after 17 years of teaching. Subsequently, she was hired by Houghton Mifflin publishing in Boston as an editor, leaving this position in 2002 to freelance.
Lorraine had many talents and hobbies, including gardening, reading, quilting, painting, and the New York Times crossword puzzle. She also found the time to become an accomplished pianist often entertaining her family. She loved to travel especially to Barcelona, Spain where one of her daughters resides.
Lorraine was a lifetime volunteer in a variety of capacities, including the Junior Women's Club, PTA, and Friends of the Sandwich Public Library. As the original "Picture Lady", Lorraine shared her joy of art with countless Sandwich elementary students by bringing famous works of art into the classroom. Students still enjoy this art history program today.
She is survived by her husband Frederick E. Lupone, daughters Susan E. Lupone Stonis of Scituate, MA and Rebecca A. Lupone of Barcelona, Spain and sons Frederick T. Lupone of Fernandina Beach, FL and Thomas P. Lupone of Lexington, MA, sister Janice Lundy of Liverpool, NY, brothers Raymond Rosenberger of Jamesville, NY and Robert Rosenberger of Spring Hill, FL, ten grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and countless loving friends.
When asked which of her accomplishments she was most proud of, she would not hesitate to say it was her children and grandchildren and the kind of people that they had become.
A funeral Mass will be held at Corpus Christi parish on Quaker Meeting House Road in Sandwich at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday July 10.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lorraine's name to the ALS Association (ALSA.org
) and Friends of the Sandwich Public Library (www.sandwichpubliclibrary.com/friends_welcome.html