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Lorraine Bitter

Long Branch - Lorraine Bitter, age 97 of Long Branch, died on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Born in Newark, Lorraine lived in East Orange before moving to Long Branch in 1954. Lorraine was very active in local politics and organizations. She was a member of the PTA, Asbury United Methodist Church, the Long Branch Women's Club, the Women's Republican Club, the Long Branch City Republican Organization, Long Branch Historical Association and the Long Branch Community Club where she held positions as President, Vice President and Trustee. She was also a member of the Monmouth County Federation of Republican Women for 31 years and the Clean Water Association of Monmouth County.

Lorraine is predeceased by her beloved husband Ralph H. Bitter of 54 years, her parents George and Irene Bick, brothers George and Earnest Bick, and sister Arline Hill. Surviving are her daughter Renee DeStefano, her husband Michael and their children Robert, Mark and Andrew DeStefano; her son Ralph Bitter III, his wife Annette and their children Ralph Bitter, IV and wife Jennifer, and Julie Tivvis and husband Timothy.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 21 from 1-5 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch. Funeral Monday; 10:30 am at the funeral home with the service to begin at 11:00 am. Entombment will follow at Woodbine Mausoleum in Oceanport. Letters of condolence may be sent through the web at www.damianofuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 18, 2018
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