Lorraine J. Abenante, age 73, of Woodstock, and formerly of McHenry, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at Hearthstone Manor in Woodstock.
She was born November 9, 1933 in Chicago to Otto and Nettie (Brookhouser) Messer. She married Patrick Abenante who proceded her in death on January 21, 1987.
Formerly of McHenry, Lorraine moved to Tempe, Arizona where she lived for fourteen years before moving to LaPorte, Indiana in 2006. She most recently was a resident at Hearthstone Manor in Woodstock.
She was employed in manufacturing for over 25 years working at Modine Manufacturing in Ringwood and at Enzymatic.
She enjoyed trips to casino’s and was a doting grandmother to her two grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughter, Gina (Peter) Dubin of Wonder Lake; two grandchildren, William and Olivia; two sisters, Kay (Dan) Siblik of Naperville, Norma ( the late Vern) Behenna of La Porte, Ind.; a brother, Glen (Dottie) Messer of Sarasota, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Betty Messer of Elkhorn, WI.; and seventeen nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Patrick; her parents; and a brother Richard Messer.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday, July 27, at the George R. Justen & Son Funeral Home, 3519 W. Elm St., McHenry, Il 60050.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst.
For information call the funeral home at 815-728-0233. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.justenfh.com