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Lorraine A. Parker

September 25, 1937 October 26, 2018
Lorraine A. Parker
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Lorraine Atherton Parker, age 81, of Chicago; beloved wife of Edmond T.; loving mother of Daniel, Maura (Bernard Pirard), Edmond T. Jr and Brendan Parker; cherished grandmother of Luc Pirard; dear sister of Michael (Cindy Walter), Kathleen (the late William) Nerat, Kevin (Mary), Nancy, Terrance and the late Arden Daniel and Patrick Atherton; dear sister-in law of Sheila and the late Eugene Parker; devoted daughter of the late Daniel and Lorraine Atherton.

Lorraine was a graduate of Notre Dame High School for Girls in Chicago and received degrees from three universities: Loyola University-Chicago (cum laude), Chicago State University and Boston University. She lived in the same house in Austin from birth until the day of her marriage. She and her husband Edmond were happily married for 60 years. They shared a love of opera and reading. They also travelled extensively. She lived with her family in Italy, Germany, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. Settling in and adapting to living abroad was always challenging, but she was decidedly up to the task. Moving abroad made following a career trajectory difficult. Nevertheless, she parlayed her talents into a variety of interesting jobs. Lorraine was notable for her sense of adventure and fascination with foreign cultures.

Visitation Tuesday 3 to 9 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Visitation Wednesday 9 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams, Chicago. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Loyola University of Chicago (luc.edu/give), Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Congregational Mission Office, 30 Jeffreys Neck Road, Ipswich, MA 01938, USA or Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) are appreciated.

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Visitation

Tuesday

30

Oct

3:00 PM 10/30/2018 3:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 10/30/2018 9:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

31

Oct

9:00 AM 10/31/2018 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 10/31/2018 10:00:00 AM
Old St. Patrick's Church

700 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60661

Old St. Patrick's Church
700 W Adams St Chicago 60661 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Wednesday

31

Oct

10:00 AM 10/31/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/31/2018 11:00:00 AM
Old St. Patrick's Church

700 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60661

Old St. Patrick's Church
700 W Adams St Chicago 60661 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Carmel Cemetery Final Resting Place

1400 S. Wolf Rd.
Hillside, IL 60162

1400 S. Wolf Rd. Hillside 60162 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

Greater Illinois Chapter
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17
Chicago, IL 60601

Loyola University of Chicago

Gift Processing Department 4336
Carol Stream, IL 60122

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Congregational Mission Office
30 Jeffreys Neck Road
Ipswich, MA 01938
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