BELCHERTOWN - Lorraine A. "Sue" (Strong) Warner, 64, of Belchertown, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, following a lengthy and courageous medical battle.
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She was born March 17, 1949 in Hardwick, Vt., to the late Leslie E. and Olive E. (Hogaboom) Strong.
She lived in Vermont until the age of 10, when her family moved to Amherst, MA. Her Vermont family and roots remained a very important part of her life until the end.
She was a 1967 graduate of Amherst Regional High School where she made many lifelong friendships. She was employed by the University of Massachusetts for over 20 years until her retirement in 2012.
Sue is survived by her four children: Sheri Thayer and her husband Stephen of Colrain, Robert and his wife Amy of Belchertown, Pamela Rogaleski and her husband Barrett of Hatfield and Kimberly Adamczyk and her husband Jason of Westfield; eight cherished grandchildren: Samantha and her husband Jayk, Scott, David, Barrett Jr., Jillian, Adam, Joseph and Madison, and her precious new great-granddaughter, Kaylene Rose. She leaves behind her brothers whom she thought the world of: Michael and his wife Cindy, David and his partner Frank, and Stephen and his wife Chris, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held at Douglass Funeral Service, Amherst, MA, Monday, March 10, from 5 to 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in Saint Brigid's Church in Amherst, Tuesday, March 11, at 10 a.m., followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery in Hatfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
in memory of Sue.
Obituary and memorial register at: www.douglassfuneral.com
Douglass Funeral Home
87 North Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01002
Published in The Recorder on Mar. 8, 2014