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A member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ava Lorraine Harriet Jaconi was born Lorraine Harriet Cook, April 20, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York to Henry “Richard” Cook and Wilhelmina “Minnie” Fredericks. She was raised and graduated from high school in South Ozone Park, Long Island, N.Y.
She passed away May 8 at the age of 85.
Lorraine was married Aug. 29, 1944 to Michael Jaconi during World War II. They lived in Oklahoma, Arizona, and California. Lorraine cared for her mother until her death in 1989.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Michael, on April 3, 1991. Lorraine moved from Ava at that time to Mansfield to be closer to her family.
Lorraine is survived by a daughter, Barbara Jackson and husband, Jim, of Mansfield; grandchildren, Clay Jackson, of Springfield, Clint Jackson and Tara Jackson, of Mansfield; great-grandchildren, Rashawnda Sullivan and husband, Josh, of Diggins, and Shay Jackson, of Mansfield; one great-great-granddaughter, Mallory Sullivan, of Diggins; a brother, Elwood “Woody” Cook, and wife, Dolores, of Bluffton, S.C.; a special niece, Irene Place and husband, Ron, of Grovespring; special loved ones Danae and Calista Bogart, of Mansfield; many loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Lorraine was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ava. She enjoyed her many years as volunteer for the Older Adults Transportation “OATS” bus. She did needle work and reading before her vision declined. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She baked the best cookies, and was fond of word games on the computer and e-mailing her family and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Grovespring, with Pastor Wayne Strohschein officiating.
Services are under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Homes of Mansfield.