Obituary of Lorraine Jean Weatherwax
Lorraine J. Weatherwax,69, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and GG was called home by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Albany Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Cambridge, N.Y. on July 28, 1950 to the late Loris Skellie and Shirley Sibinich. Lorraine was raised by her beloved grandparents, the late Herbert and Alice Skellie.
Lorraine was well known for her catering in Greenwich and the surrounding communities. She ran the Elks Lodge for many years. She was famous for her beautiful cakes, and loved planning baby showers, weddings and other special occasions. She met the love of her life, Grover “Toby” Weatherwax, 46 years ago, and she loved him dearly. Together they had three daughters, who were her world. When asked which decade she enjoyed the most, her reply was, “Any of them that included my beloved girls.” To her girls, Lorraine was, is, and will always be their guiding light, their shining star, and their moral compass, for which they will always be grateful.
Lorraine was an energetic ball of fire but lived her life in a simple and humble way. She loved to shop. If she saw you on one of her shopping excursions, she could turn any mundane trip to the grocery store into a family reunion- she loved to chat and catch up on all the news. Lorraine loved her community, and could always be found in the front row at any parade, (especially the tractor parade), tree lighting, town square celebrations, and she loved attending Church at Centenary United Methodist. She was a jokester and loved playing practical jokes on people. She and her family enjoyed stock car racing and NASCAR, her favorite driver being Mark Martin. She attended many tracks throughout the years, and even drag raced her GTO. Lorraine loved animals, listening to music, dancing the Jitterbug, and watching her favorite shows- The Walking Dead, Chrisley Knows Best, Little People Big World, and Alaskan Bush People.
Just like her children, her grandchildren were her world and she loved them dearly. She would take care of them, always attended their sporting events, and loved attending Greenwich High School football games. Her granddaughter, Harlee was with her every day.
In addition to her grandparents and parents, her granddaughter, Autumn Marie Weatherwax, grandson Lee James, and brothers Paul and Jimmy Skellie, predeceased her.
She is survived by her loving husband Grover “Toby” Weatherwax, daughters Heidi (Scott) Collins, Melissa Weatherwax, and Marsha (John Jr.) Newton. Also surviving are grandchildren Lacey, Jacob, Mallory, Chloe, Harlee, Johnny III, Breanna, Marissa and Monique; great-grandchild Dominik; siblings, Rose (Tom) Curtis, Paula (Ed) Liddell, Carol Sibinich, Michael Sibinich, Joey Sibinich, Jackie Sibinich, and Debbie Lanni; step-mother Mary Skellie; Aunt Sharon (Ron) Bain, Uncle Michael Kelley, and Uncle Charlie (Diane) Kelley. Many loving friends, including Andy Narzynski, Teddy Woodard, and Laurie Galish, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and great nephews, Hudson and Langston who brought ‘Rain great joy and love, also survive her.
Family and friends may call from 9-11am on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Centenary United Methodist Church, 1 Gray Avenue, Greenwich, NY, 12834. During this time of reflection, reminiscing, and sharing memories of Lorraine, refreshments will be available. Funeral services will follow at 11am.
Burial will be in the Greenwich Cemetery and will immediately follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lorraine’s memory may be made to Steve Caporizzo’s Pet Connection.
Online condolences and messages to the family may be made at www.flynnbrosinc.com