Pelham, NH — Lorraine (Orlow) Haight, 76, after a long period of failing health, passed away peacefully at her home, on January 16, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.
She was the beloved wife of James F. Haight, who she met on a blind date and fell in love. Together, Lorraine and Jim had recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
Born on July 27, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and the late Rose (Wojciehowski) Orlow. She attended school in Lynn, Mass., and graduated from Lynn Classical High School in 1955.
Lorraine and Jim were married in May of 1958, and began an amazing, lifelong adventure. She had a passion for traveling and meeting new friends, having visited, or lived on just about every continent in the world. Lorraine and family moved to Germany in 1964, and then to Saudi Arabia in 1970. Returning briefly to the United States in 1977, she settled in Pelham. After all her children had graduated high school, Lorraine again took to the road, and in 1982, relocated to Taipei Taiwan. After years of experiencing what the world had to offer, in 1992, she and her husband returned home to Pelham to enjoy time with their family and friends.
A lover of music, arts, crafts, and sewing, Lorraine was an active member of St. Patrick’s parish, produced and contributed thousands of baptismal bibs for the congregation, served as an Extraordinary Minister, was a member of the Bereavement Committee and Lady’s Guild and, was involved in the local food pantry.
Lorraine had a joyful soul, an unwavering faith, and a love for life which was the very foundation of her warm and generous spirit. Her heart and home were always open to anyone and everyone.
She is survived by her husband, Jim; by her four sons, Joseph P. Haight of Pelham, Daniel J. Haight and wife, Teresa, of Pelham, Thomas J. Haight of York, Maine, and Stephen J. Haight and wife, Kathleen, of Dover, N.H.; by her grandchildren, Michael, Brian, James, Mathew, Jonathan, Alexandra, Dennis, and Bruce; by her sister, Anita (Stoler) Cody and husband, John, of Peabody, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends may call at the Pelham Funeral Home, 11 Nashua Rd., Pelham, from 4 to 8 p.m., on Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass to be celebrated on Friday morning, at St. Patrick Church, Pelham, at 10 a.m. Committal services will be private. To offer condolences, or directions, visit pelhamfuneralhome.com. Those wishing to may make contributions in her memory to St. Patrick’s Food Pantry, Main St., Pelham, NH 03076. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell Jr. and John W. Crane, 603-635-3333.