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Loraine Alice Taylor

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Loraine Alice Taylor Obituary
Taylor, Loraine Alice
Loraine Alice Buerger Taylor, 90, of Eustis, Florida, formerly of Portland, CT, wife of the late Robert G. Taylor died peacefully in Florida on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Loraine was born to William and Josephine Williams Buerger on March 13, 1928 in Niagara Falls, NY and was baptized into the Christian faith on March 25, 1928. On August 13, 1949, Loraine and Bob were united in marriage for 35 years until Bob's death. She will be dearly missed by her two daughters, Bonnine Labbadia and her husband Vincent of Eustis, FL and Virginia Duffy and her husband Steven of Hanover, NH, granddaughters, Wendy Violissi (husband Frank), Heather Hetrick (husband Robert), Taylor Leeser (husband Jonathan), Tamara Engler (husband Brian), Deanna Welsch (husband James), and Ilene Olson, four great grandchildren, Thomas, Shelby, Alex, Chloe and her loving and dear friends. She is also survived by her brother William E. Buerger (wife Helen) of Sanborn, NY and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother, father, sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Gordon Voelker. Loraine cherished her faith and was a devoted member of Zion Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School, was an active member of Women of the Church, Grace Guild, and sang in the choir for over 50 years. In addition to helping at the church whenever needed, she was a familiar face in the Portland community and a dedicated volunteer for many years at every election and at the Portland Food Bank. She loved meeting new people and treasured all her friendships. An avid gardener, she was a long-time member of the Portland River Valley Garden Club and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed her time working at Middlesex Eye Physicians for 33 years and considered them her second family. Loraine will always be remembered for her warm smile, caring and thoughtful ways, helping and giving back to others and sharing her potato soup and German potato salad. Friends may call at the Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., Middletown, CT on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 183 William St., Portland, CT with burial immediately following at the Swedish Cemetery in Portland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Zion Lutheran Church Organ Fund, P.O. Box 202, Portland, CT 06480. To share memories or express condolences online please visit
Published in Middletown Press on May 12, 2018
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