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Lorraine S. Martin
September 08, 2021


Lorraine Martin, 79, of Nanticoke, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at home.

Born in Wanamie, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Frances Kaminski. She was a graduate of Newport High School.

Lorraine enjoyed traveling, having visited 31 states, attending craft shows and watching Polka bands. She enjoyed collecting cookbooks and doing daily ‘Find-a-Word’ puzzles. She also loved to stop at McDonald’s for a coffee.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; son, Michael; brother, Frank Kaminski; infant brother, Michael; sister, Cornelia Kruszka; stepmother, Isabel.

Surviving are her children: Thomas and his wife, Jane, Drums; Mary Havard and her husband, Tom, Newport Twp.; Donna Kostrzewski and her husband, Joe, Mountain Top; Deacon John Paul and his wife, Shih-Ru, Bismarck, N.D.; brother, Edward Kaminski; sister, Diane Myers; sister-in-law, Margarite Kaminski; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Lorraine was a cancer survivor from her early 40’s. Nearly two years ago, she successfully fought that battle for the second time. Over the past few months, however, her cancer metastasized very aggressively, causing her tremendous pain and suffering, to the point of her asking her Savior, Jesus Christ, to relieve that pain. He granted Lorraine’s request on Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 9:30 AM from the Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Faustina Parish. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Sheatown. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday from 5-7 PM at the funeral home. The family has specified that masks are optional.

Guestbook Entries

Donna and Mary, I am so sorry to read of your dear sweet mother’s passing. I miss seeing the three of you at the manor. Your mother fought the good fight and now she has her reward. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Depretis (over 1 year ago)

Sweet lady, used to come into our flower shop. May she rest in God's everlasting peace. Sympathy to her family.

Sandy (over 1 year ago)

We were so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We will always remember the nice time we had when you lived on Market Street. Our deepest sympathy to you all.

Becky Price and Regina Zoltewicz (over 1 year ago)

May you find comfort in her eternal rest and know of our prayers for her and the entire family . May God bless you all

Deacon Leonard and Kristi (over 1 year ago)

May the grace and love of God the Father and God the Son and God the holy Spirit, come upon the family of Lorraine Martin, also the mantle of our Blessed mother, the mother of God be wrapped around you all so that you truly know her consoling love and the love of her son Jesus Christ through her love for you, and the strength, prayers and love of Saint Joseph be with you in this time of grief and loss. Eternal rest Grand unto Lorraine oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. May her soul and The souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Deacon Robert Bohn (over 1 year ago)

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