Lorraine G. (Cowett) Miller passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on Sunday, March 24, 2013 in her home on Stafford Ave., Bristol, CT. She had just recently celebrated her 90th birthday (Feb 8) and was with her daughter Linda Bornstein and her caregiver Esther Vincent at the time of her passing. She was born in 1923 the daughter of Alfred and Gilberte Cowett and was raised in the Quincy-Weymouth area of MA. She married Carl Milton Mehl of York PA in 1945 and raised their family of three children in Scituate MA from 1956 until 1973. She was predeceased by her husband Carl in 1973 and subsequently moved to Meriden CT. She remarried Lloyd Miller a native of New Jersey in 1978 and they lived in Bristol CT. Mr. Miller passed away in 1998. Lorraine is survived by her three children Linda Bornstein of Scituate MA, Steven Mehl of Yarmouth MA, and Daniel Mehl and wife Lori of Olympia WA. She is also survived by four grandchildren Sarah Mehl of Prince Edward Island, Canada, Benjamin Bornstein and wife Zarlashtah of Boston MA, Michael Mehl and wife Danielle of Colorado Springs CO. and Carly Ann Mehl of Yarmouth MA. She also has one great-grandchild, Bronwyn, age 4, of Prince Edward Island and another great grandchild on the way in Colorado Springs. She is survived by two sisters, Doris Murphy of Scituate MA and Helen Call of Sarasota FL. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends, too numerous to name. She was a very loving mother and dear friend to many people. Born and raised as a Roman Catholic, she taught CCD and was active in her church in Scituate MA. After Carl Mehls death and moving to CT she became a member of a Pentecostal-Evangelical Christian church in the Bristol-Southington area. She was a very spiritual person who studied the Bible earnestly. While she was able, her life was committed to helping others. She will be sorely missed by her children, relatives, dear friends and fellow church members. A funeral service was held at the Carlyle Barnes Memorial Chapel, 49 Pound St, Bristol on Wednesday, March 27 followed by a burial at Peacedale Cemetery also in Bristol. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a
and to do good deeds for others, as was her custom.
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Published in The Scituate Mariner from Mar. 27 to Apr. 3, 2013