Lorraine Johnson



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Irondequoit, NY: October 2, 2010 at age 80. Predeceased by parents, Raymond and Loretta Keable; brother Raymond Keable; brothers-in-law, Arthur Meyer & Victor Czebatol; beloved aunt, Florence ‘Auntie’ Groters. She is survived by her children, Candice Johnson, Robert Johnson, Karen (Donn) Selkowitz, William (Rita) Johnson & Sandra (Timothy) Gorie; grandchildren, Robert (Jacki), RP3 Matthew USN & Courtney Johnson, Alexis (Kevin) Cooper, Jourdan & Shayna Selkowitz, Joseph Civiletti, William Johnson, McKenzie & Devan Gorie; great grandchildren, Robert Jacob Johnson & Rayful Thomas Guest; sisters, Margaret Meyer of Turlock, CA, Arlene Czebatol of Viera, FL; brother, James (Carolyn) Keable of Plattsburgh, NY; 16 nieces and nephews; many friends. Lorraine’s family would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff and companions of Visiting Nurse Service/Hospice and Highlands Living Center for their outstanding care and support. Family will receive friends prior to Lorraine’s Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, October 11th 9:30 ‘€œ 10:30 A.M. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park. Her Funeral Mass follow at 10:30 A.M. Interment held privately in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620 in her memory. Lorraine’s children request that all who attend the funeral mass wear purple or a pastel color, in hope and support of a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.


  1. Susan Rose (Czebatol) on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Candy, Rob, Karen, Bill and Sandy. I have so many fond memories of your Mom. I hope you find the comfort in knowing she is at peace. We will all miss her and remember all the great times we had with her. She was a very special lady and so proud of all of you. She will live in our hearts always, Sue, Doug, Dusty, Dylan and Aunt Arlene

  2. Kevin & Lynn Acker; Andrew, Brynn, & Colleen on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Candy, Rob, Karen, Bill, & Sandy – So very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Lynn and I will keep you and yours in our thoughts. kga

  3. Pat Acker And Family on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Candy, Robbie, Karen, Bill and Sandy, Our deepest sympathy to all of you at your time of loss. Your mom and I go back over 50 yrs and we had a lot of fun and laughs as you all grew up. You children were your mothers life. Over the years it was so nice to hear all the news about you and your family’s (and all the chex mix that was made at Christmas time) We all have wonderful memories of the times we all had together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Pat Acker and Family

  4. Grace Kuitems Abbott on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Candy, Robbie, Karen, Billy and Sandy I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. We had so many wonderful times when your family lived across the street from us on Floral Drive. I will never forget some of the funny situations our mothers got got themselves into or tried to get out of…special memories that still make me smile. Blessings g

  5. Sisters Edwardine and Miriam on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Bill and all, Please know of our prayers and sympathy on your Mom’s death. We know how much she was loved by you. She will live on in your memories of her. You are all in our prayers. Sisters Miriam and Edwardine ( Bill’s neighbors)

  6. Beth (Meyer) Kirkpatrick on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear cousins, my deepest condolences to you and your families. I have many fond memories of Aunt Lorraine, and I know she will be greatly missed by the many whose lives she touched. She is now in the loving arms of our Savior, may God rest her soul. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult grieving process. With love and sympathy, your cousin, Beth

  7. Laura Chase on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Karen & Family, I am so sorry to hear of t he passing of your mother. What a beautiful picture that is of her!!! I know this has been a long, difficult journey with your Mom’s illness and hopefully you can feel a sense of peace, now that she is in a better place. I am sure you have wonderful, lasting memories of your mom…….hang on to them for that is what will help you heal during your loss. With deepest sympathy, Laura Chase

  8. Carolyn Sidney-Smith on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Karen, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your mom is now at peace and even though she is gone you will always have those special memories to cherish in your hearts. She is now watching over all of you. Sincerely, Carolyn Sidney-Smith

  9. Tom on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Sandy, My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time. I know it is really hard to lose your mom; but always remember she will be in your heart forever. Your mom will be looking down and giving her strength, guidance, support and much love to you. Low Rain was very kind, friendly, wise and never had a hard time making me laugh! She made my road-trips from Rochester to Cleveland very fun and enjoyable. Low Rain gave me a lot of good advice and wise feedback on those trips. I crack up every time I think about the time your mom was teaching me and Junior how to properly slow dance, one of the nights before your wedding in her living room. I have to admit she had all the right moves and was even able to avoid my stupid feet. The dance lesson obviously followed one of Low Rain’s famous ‘Pigs in a Blanket’ feasts. Stay strong and keep the Faith, Love, Tom

  10. Diane Meyer-Vonderlin on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I do so regret that distance has kept us from getting to know each other as adults. The memories I have of family gatherings and of your mother are very special to me. I will miss your Mom -just knowing she was there was comforting to me. I will chant that we meet again in another life. If any of you would like to have contact please contact me at the above email address. After talking to my mother it seems that your Mom had a peaceful transition….I will miss her greatly. Love and Peace….Diane

  11. Richard Czebatol on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I just wanted to say that I will always remember aunt Lorraine’s great sense of humor and kind ways. When I was in high school i used to drive over to see her just to talk and sit and laugh with her, She understood what wild kids we all could be and would joke about anything. She loved her family though all the hardships and her family showed how much they will always love her .

  12. Carol Kuitems Courtright on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Karen,Candy,Rob,Bill and Sandy My heart goes out to you and your families. Im sorry. I know your mom is in a happy place with all those she loved that went before her. I love the pictures,your mom was so beautiful. Carol

  13. lori sullivan on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    lorriane you will be missed,you were a special lady.i enjoyed are laughs together.you will always have a place in my heart.

  14. Mardie Rossi on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    May you family support each other in your loss, and be comforted by all those who love you. I am so sorry for your loss. Mardie

  15. Jack and Paula Pilarski on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    May your favorite memories and the love you have for her, live through eternity. You have been a remarkable family in your love, advocacy and care for her. Blessings to you all.

  16. The Maguire-Hoke family on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Peace be with her and to her entire family. You would be very proud of them. Your family has shown such grace , strength, and humility over these past trying weeks and learned it all from a beautiful lady; Lorraine. I will miss her beautiful smile, her quirky expressions and her infectious laughter. With love, Patty,Kevin,Christopher,Ellen and Clare

  17. Maggie Hoag on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Losing your mom is so sad, but I know she is in God’s hands now and at peace. I am also sure that Lorraine, Dave, and Jane are dancing their way around and having a wonderful time together; they were such good friends. The Johnson family always had a special place in the Hoag family hearts; your mom will be sadly missed, but always remembered. Love to the family, Maggie

  18. Jackie (Kosel) Abbott on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Sandy & family, My deepest sympthy to you and your family on the loss of your mother. Even though my memories are older they are still fond ones; she was a grreat lady. God Bless you all and help you through this time in your life, and remember she is not far away.

  19. Carol Ann Bosek on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To all of Lorraine’s children and grandchildren, May your mother rest in peace.

  20. Richard Czebatol on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Truely Sorry to hear about about Aunt Lorraine, She was one in a million. I will leave my thoughts in the guestbook.

  21. Brandy duQuette on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    You will be missed by me alot. We had a lot of good memories. I will miss walking around with you and dancing. I will miss our talks. I really love you alot.

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