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Lorraine Rita Hope

February 7, 1931 December 9, 2006
Lorraine Rita Hope
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Lorraine Rita (Syphers) Hope, 75, of Willimantic, beloved wife and best friend of Richard Hope, peacefully passed away Saturday, December 9, 2006 at Windham Hospital. Born in Willimantic, CT, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Albia Syphers and lived in Willimantic all of her life. She was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Church in Willimantic. She was a former Real Estate Sales Agent and a former Sales Manager for Barker’s Dept. Store. She adored her family more than anything and loved spending time with them, especially during the holidays. There are no words for how much she will be missed by all those who knew her. She is and will be forever with us in our hearts and spirits. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Richard Hope; three daughters: Kathleen Haggerty, Deborah Oliver and Patricia Hope and her family, Ron, Ceilhi and Sam Richardson; two sons, Thomas Hope and John Hope; six grandchildren: Jason Stimson and his wife, Kim, Clayton Stimson and his wife, Megan, James “J.J.” Oliver and his wife, Dora Kalashnikova, Zachary Connor and Michael Hope; her great granddaughter, Ashlee Stimson. She also leaves two sisters: Dorothy Shirghio and her husband, Dominic; a brother, Gilbert Syphers and his wife, Joan; a sister-in-law, Pauline Syphers and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her oldest son, Richard G. Hope, Jr. and her brother, Roland Syphers. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 12/12/2006, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church in Willimantic. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Windham. The family will receive friends Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m. and again Tuesday, from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St. Willimantic. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 80 Maple Ave. Willimantic, CT 06226. Please visit to register your condolences.
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