Lorraine Virginia Cody of Milford, PA, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Llanfair House Care and Rehabilitation Center in Wayne, NJ. She was 89.
She was born July 4, 1930 in Jamaica Queens, NY the daughter of the late Peter William Cody and the late Florence Veronica Murphy Cody.
She was predeceased by and previously married to John L. Sullivan of Charlotte, NC.
She was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service and the Irving Trust Company in NYC, and a member of Roosa - Fleming V. F. W. Post No. 161, Port Jervis, NY, and VFW in Elmira, NY.
A Family Statement Read:
Lorraine, (Mom, Gigi) touched everyone who was blessed to know her, with her care, love, and quick witted humor. Lorraine (Lori) exemplified the meaning of a loving Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Aunt, Sister-in-law, and friend. She had a passion for all that life offered her, in spite of hardships throughout her life, however always provided for her family. She loved to travel abroad and across the U.S., oceanside family vacations, family reunions, and music. She was an exceptional dancer, until she became gravely ill the last few months of her life. She loved art, drawing, collecting dolls, antiques, and crocheting beautiful blankets for all of her children. Lorraine especially loved to shop! She always made a point at every Christmas Family gathering, to express her love for each and every one of her children, (Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren) with the gifts she managed to keep giving. Since she was a young child, Lorraine loved fashion, always dressing to the nines each and every day! Lorraine was so very proud and loved everyone of her children, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren. As the baby of her family, (nicknamed “Cupie Cody”, she so dearly missed her pre-deceased Father, Brothers, and Sister, and especially her Mother, (her best-friend throughout her life… “Grandma Cody”).
Our hearts have been broken, the last three months, not being able to be there with you and comfort you, due to COVID-19. We’ve missed you terribly and now that you’ve passed so recently, we will miss you each day going forward in our own lives. You were the best Mother, Grand/Great Grandmother we could ever wish to have… You are in all of our hearts forever, we have Peace knowing you will no longer suffer as you have the last few months, and we will all be together again in time… Rest in Peace, our dearly beloved and beautiful Mother/Gigi…We love you.
1 Son: Lawrence Sullivan and life Partner, Mary Kay Allen of Portsmouth, VA.
5 Daughters: Catherine Bambrick and her husband William of Branchville, NJ
Patricia Hayes and her husband Michael of Montpelier, VA
Virginia Fielden and her husband Terry of Newton, NJ
Barbara Lehman and her husband Curtis of Dingmans Ferry, PA.
Aileen Sullivan of Milford, PA
Derek Stolk and wife Catherine, Lauren Seeger and husband James, Jesse Bambrick, Danielle Hayes, Jake Hayes, Ryan Carpenter and wife Sherizada, Christopher Carpenter and Alyssa Michelle, Brian Lehman and wife Stacey, Christina Faline and husband Matthew, Michael Lehman, Sean Kolvenbach and Karen Broshart, Tyler Kolvenbach and wife Janelle, William Tanner, Kiesha Sullivan.
17 Great Grandchildren: Jeremy and Logan Stolk, Kayla, Matthew, and Aiden Seeger, Chase and Cameron Carpenter, Hayden Carpenter, Blaine and Rowan Lehman, Sophia, Charlotte, and Thomas Faline, Marie and Jaycee Lehman, Madelyn Kolvenbach and Gracie Sullivan.
Sister in law/Nephews and Nieces: Carol Ann Giacovelli and her husband Frank of Fairfield, Conn, Nephews and Nieces: David, (predeceased by Bobby), Patricia, Wendy, Peggy and Robin Coleman, William (Buffy), Donna, Catheline Cody, Margo Giacovelli, and their spouses and children.
She was predeceased by her 3 brothers Raymond, James, baby brother Warren Cody and her dear Sister, Florence, (Flo) Coleman.
There will be no visitation.
Graveside services will be held on her 90th Birthday, on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 11:00am at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 170 E. Main Street, Port Jervis, NY.
Cremation was held at MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital: www.StJudeorg/donate.
Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. 845.856.5191 For additional information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com