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“Lorraine will be greatly missed.She was a great, loving and caring neighbor who welcomed me to the neighborhood 8 years ago. She always had a smile...Read More »
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“We will always have fond memories of our visits to Old Saybrook. Lorraine was very kind and hospitable and a great caretaker of generations of...Read More »
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“My sympathy on Lorraine's passing. May you all remember her with fond memories. ”
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“I remember Lorraine with great fondness from my art teaching post at Paterson School. She was one of a group of wonderful teachers who welcomed me...Read More »
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“With wonderful memories of "Beth Ann's mom" stretching over 30 years including board games in Old Saybrook. With love from Jill ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Jill Armstrong - Washington, DC

Mary Lorraine Crockett Loveland, 88, of Newington, CT, beloved wife of the late Wayne Williams Loveland, passed away in her home on Monday, November 28, 2016, in the company of family and friends. Lorraine was born September 16, 1928, in Hartford, Connecticut, daughter of David C. Crockett and Dolly Storrs Crockett. She was raised in West Hartford, where she attended local schools and graduated from Hall High School. Lorraine earned her BA and MA from Central Connecticut State University. She studied art, and was a skilled artist. Lorraine devoted herself to the education of young minds, teaching elementary school for 25 years, first in West Hartford at the Whitman School, and later in Newington at John Paterson Elementary School.
Lorraine was a member of the United Methodist Church of Hartford, and the United Methodist Women. She was a deeply caring person, devoted to her family and friends. She cared tirelessly for ailing parents, children, and other relatives and friends. She always brought a gift when she came to visit. Lorraine believed that meaning in life is found in giving oneself to others. She had many interests, including gardening for all seasons in the spirit of Frederick Law Olmstead, drawing, painting, knitting, singing, collecting antiques, and reading.
Lorraine and Wayne and their family spent many happy summers at Great Hammock Beach in Old Saybrook, CT, where Lorraine spent some of her happiest hours teaching her grandchildren about sea life, including crabbing for greenies, catching bait fish, and shell collecting; or swimming with her dear sister-in-law Marge. The 4th of July family cookouts at the shore were a highlight of more recent summers.
Besides her husband Wayne, Lorraine was predeceased by her faithful brother David Crockett, Jr. and his wife Charlotte Dyson, and her favorite brother-in-law Hayden Field Loveland and his wife Marjorie House, one of the best friends Lorraine ever had. Lorraine is survived by her four loving children: Gregg W. Loveland of Old Lyme, Beth Ann Loveland Sennett and her husband Thomas of West Hartford, Mark D. Loveland of West Hartford, and Lynn M. Loveland of East Hampton. Her devoted grandchildren also survive her: Caroline D. Sennett of West Hartford, William F. Sennett and his fiancée Sarah M. Bartleson of New York City, and Sheila C. Sennett of New Haven. Lorraine also leaves five loving nephews and their families.
Lorraine was blessed with friendship. She was predeceased last year by her old friend Alice Doherty, with whom she first worked at the West Hartford Public Library during high school and who was later one of the first neighbors she met when she moved with Wayne from Hartford to Newington; for 60 years she and Alice had coffee together at the kitchen table several times a week. Surviving her are two wonderful friends whose company Lorraine cherished: her amazing best friend Marion Carluccio, with whom she shared joys, sorrows, and recipes over the years; and Sally Shaughnessey, with whom she enjoyed many Wednesday luncheons following her retirement. Vivianne, Lorraine's home healthcare aide for the past year was devoted to Lorraine's happiness and well-being, which dramatically enhanced Lorraine's quality of life. Teresa, her weekend aide, consistently provided loving care and attention. Lorraine and her family are particularly grateful to Kaitlin, Grace, Marcia, Diane, and Deb from Hartford Healthcare at Home Hospice group for their ongoing contributions to Lorraine's needs. Lorraine's loyal Labrador retrievers, Kerrie and Bogart, protected, guarded, and amused her, and they will miss her gentle mothering.
The funeral will be private. There will be a memorial service celebrating Lorraine's life on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm, at the United Methodist Church of Hartford, 571 Farmington Avenue, Hartford CT 06015, with the Rev. Rhonda Taylor officiating. Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home of West Hartford has care of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund, 34 Washington St, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481: For online condolences, please visit