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Lorraine Marie Sodaro


1919 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Lorraine Marie Sodaro Obituary
March 3, 1919 - April 5, 2017 Lorraine Marie Sodaro was born on March 3, 1919 and passed away on April 5th, 2017. She was a loving mother to her daughter, Gina Ladinsky, and her son, Stephen Sodaro. She was also a cherished grandmother and great-grandmother. Lorraine was born in Toronto, Canada. She was raised by Liberatore D'Orazio and Amalia Mancinelli D'Orazio, both from Villeta Barrea, Abruzzo, Italy. The family lived in Toronto, then Chicago and finally settled in West Los Angeles where she met her lifelong love, Joseph F. Sodaro, whom she married in the fall of 1941. Lorraine had a fun and adventurous sprit. She traveled extensively, including two around the world cruises with her husband. She purchased many properties, including a vacation home in Maui, Hawaii. Lorraine enjoyed shopping, interior decorating, and was a gourmet cook. She also enjoyed sweets and loved chocolates, especially See's Candies, which she indulged in often. Lorraine's main focus in life was spending time with and looking after her family. She was a great listener and always had time for the ones she loved. In her spare time Lorraine enjoyed reading detective novels and was a diehard Dodger's fan. She loved socializing with friends and family and was an avid bridge player. Lorraine lived a full and exceptional life. She was deeply loved by all who knew her. She faced many adversities in her life and survived them by shear strength and true grit. Lorraine always said, "Just roll with the punches," and that's how she lived 98 incredible years. To express condolences to the family or for information about the public funeral service, please email: [email protected]
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 7 to Apr. 9, 2017
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