Lorraine Marie Rackiewicz, 55, of Belgrade, Mont., formerly of Bridgeport, Conn., passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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Lorraine was born Feb. 6, 1959 in Norwalk, Conn. to John and Sarah Spangle. She graduated from Central Catholic High School in Norwalk before attending Harriman College in Harriman, N.Y., College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, N.Y., and University of Bridgeport. She also attended college for a short while in Dublin, Ireland. She studied early childhood education and psychology.
On July 7, 1986, Lorraine married Randy Rackiewicz in Monroe, Conn.
She enjoyed helping others and took pride in her work as a home caregiver. She also enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, old movies, old radio shows, and traveling.
Survivors include her spouse, Randy Rackiewicz; parents, John and Sarah Spangle; sisters, Kathleen Pearse, Maureen (Brian) Cunningham, Ann (William) Boise, and Valerie (Sam) Williams; brother, Michael (Connie) Spangle; and in-laws, Ray and Diane Rackiewicz of Sandy, Utah, David and Lindy Rackiewicz of Vienna, Va., and Mary and Charles Laczkoskie of Jacobus, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her biological mother, Madeline Spangle.
Visitation will take place at Magner Funeral Home in Norwalk at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 2, with Funeral Mass to begin at 11 a.m. at St. Philip Parish and interment to follow at St. John's Cemetery.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on May 29, 2014