Lorraine M. Allen, 85, of Hackettstown, NJ, died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at her residence with her loving family at her bedside. Born July 20, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Raymond & Katherine Shortridge Zuccheri.
Mrs. Allen has lived in Hackettstown since 1948 coming from Dover, NJ. She was a past member of the Hackettstown American Legion Ladies Auxiliary; The Hackettstown PTA and several youth organizations that her children belonged to over the years as family was her number one priority. She retired several years ago as a lunch aide with the Hatchery Hill Elementary School in Hackettstown. Previously, Mrs. Allen worked for the former Charles Ort Insurance Agency of Hackettstown and Hackettstown Fabric WareHouse and also Sears Catalog Store.
Lorraine is survived by two daughters; Diane Cooper and her husband Doyle “Chip” Cooper of Palm Coast, Fla. & Kathy Brice and her husband Dan of Mansfield Twp., NJ. One son; Daniel Allen and his wife Elyse of Glenside, Pa. One sister, Karen Flood of Hopatcong, NJ. She is also survived by 9 loving grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Also many Nieces and Nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Raymond Zuccheri and her beloved husband, Daniel W. Allen in 2001.
Viewing hours will be Friday, 3-27-15 at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ from 3 – 8pm. The funeral will be Saturday, 3-28-15 at the funeral home beginning at 10:00am. Interment will follow at the Rockport Cemetery, Mansfield Twp., NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Compassionate Care Hospice, 532 Lafayette Rd., Sparta, NJ, 07871. Online condolences may be sent to www.cochranfuneral.com.
April 7th, 2015 6:30 pm
I am truly sorry to read of you Mother's passing. We had such a great time working together for the PTA and on Mother's Club. She was at my loving daughter Gail funeral and I had a chance to chat with her a minute. I lost Gail and Lee's father in Dec. of 2009 and then lost Gail in Jan. of 2012. I live alone here in Florida. I pray that you will find peace in knowing that she is not suffering any more.
Barb J. Lemasters
March 31st, 2015 4:32 pm
Diane, Kathy, Dan and family,
I was very sorry to hear about your Mom. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. There were was fun times at your house, back when we were younger. Great memories for sure. Hugs.
Lisa Applegate and Don Drummond
March 30th, 2015 9:42 am
Ma Allen was a beautiful, caring, compassionate woman. She had a big heart and loved her family, "big family". She will be so missed. I enjoyed my time with her, laughing and talking witth her. We spent quite amount of time together with my Aunt Lil Applegate. We would watch Two and A Half Men, the old show and we would laugh so hard, the tears would come down our faces. I enjoyed making lunches for Ma and aunt Lil, they had a great time. God rest her precious soul (both). We will hold all of safe in our hearts and prayers. Have hope in tomorrow, faith in the everlasting and take comfortin the love of family and friends. All of you take care now. Love to you all.
Joyce Ort Berninger
March 28th, 2015 12:29 pm
Deepest sympathy to the Allen Family. I remember Lorraine when she worked at my father's office.
March 25th, 2015 3:42 pm
Dear Diane and family - I am so sorry to her of the passing of your mother. I worked with her for many years at Hatchery Hill School and found her to be a lovely, kind and patient person with the kids and all the adults. She always had a smile on her face and seemed to enjoy her work. May she rest in peace. My thoughts are with you. Karen
marty and judy O'Hora
March 25th, 2015 3:02 pm
Dear Allen family,our thoughts and prayers are with you.May God grant you the strength to get thru this difficult time.
March 25th, 2015 10:41 am
Not only did I have the pleasure of working with Mrs. Allen at Hatchery Hill School for many years, I was also a student at the school in the early 70's - which makes me doubly blessed. I am saddened to hear of her passing and my thoughts are with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, whom she loved so dearly.
March 25th, 2015 5:24 am
I met Ms. Lorraine through her cousin Joyce. It was my pleasure to have known this awesome lady. Ms. Lorraine was always a pleasure to be around and was truly dedicated to her "Family". Heaven has another angel and Ms. Lorraine will be truly missed. The light she brought to the room will be reflected in a new star that shines at night,look for her there.
My sympathy to all the family as I have a little of what you are feeling in my own heart. I loved her also.
March 24th, 2015 11:13 pm
My sincere condolence for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayer.
Paul & Robin Wallace Cypress, California
March 24th, 2015 6:13 pm
Dear Allen Family
My Wife Robin & I were saddened to hear of the passing of your mother.
We knew of your Mrs. Allen for our Sister Margaret, and their great relationship.
We pray that the LORD will comfort you all during this period of mourning.
May God Bless you all
Paul & Robin Wallace
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