August 2, 1950 - October 14, 2021
MARCY - Mrs. Lorraine M. Nawoj, 71, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side on Thursday, October 14, 2021, after a very long and courageous battle with cancer. Lorraine was born in Utica, NY, on August 2, 1950, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Greer) Simard. She was raised and educated in Utica schools and was a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School. After graduating high school, she started her career as a telephone operator with New York Telephone in 1969, starting a 20+ year career where she advanced to the position of engineering drafter. On October 2, 1976, Lorraine was married to Dennis at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Utica, NY. Together they went on to have two children, Alan and Maureen, both of whom Lorraine was so very proud of. Lorraine and Dennis shared over 45 years of happiness and cherished memories together. After taking time off to raise her two children, Lorraine finished her career in 1999 with Bell Atlantic. In her retirement, Lorraine spent several years as a receptionist at Slocum-Dickson Medical Group where she was much loved by her co-workers and touched the lives of many. Lorraine loved to travel and always looked forward to her vacations; she took several adventurous trips around the world and spoke fondly of her travels to Egypt, Australia, Italy, Scandinavia, and Ireland among others. Lorraine also loved her two Labrador Retrievers (Rusty and Sandy), she loved to cook and garden, and she took great pride in her beautiful flowers around the home. She loved visits with her children and grandchildren and baking them her delicious sausage roll recipe. Lorraine was a devoted wife, mother, and proud grandmother who will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Dennis Nawoj (Marcy); her son Alan Nawoj and daughter-in-law Elizabeth (San Diego, CA); her daughter Maureen (Nawoj) Pohl and son-in-law Michael (Mount Airy, MD); her grandchildren Joshua, Emily, Benjamin, and Christopher Nawoj (San Diego, CA) and Atticus and Penelope Pohl (Mount Airy, MD); her brother Richard Simard and sister-in-law Susan (Florida); her sister Denise (Simard) Harvey and brother-in-law Robert (Utica); her brother-in-law David Nawoj and sister-in-law Mindy (Clinton); her dearest friend Jeanne Schneider; and also many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Mary; her brother, Donald; nephew, Steven, and in-laws, John and Jeanette Nawoj. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, October 22, 2021, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at McGrath, Myslinski, Karboski & Nunn Funeral Directors, 470 French Road, Utica, and attend her Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 9:30 AM at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 16 Park Ave, Whitesboro, where she regularly attended Mass for many decades. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro. The family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to Lorraine's family, friends, Dr. Alicia DeTraglia, and the wonderful nurses of Hospice & Palliative Care of New Hartford for their love, compassion, and excellent care shown during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Lorraine's name to Hospice & Palliative Care (https://hospicecareinc.org).
MARCY - Mrs. Lorraine M. Nawoj, 71, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side on Thursday, October 14, 2021, after a very long and courageous battle with cancer. Lorraine was born in Utica, NY, on August 2, 1950, a... View Obituary & Service Information
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