Lorraine Harclerode, 88, of Melbourne FL, died peacefully on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice Center in Rockledge, Florida. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Lt. Col.(Ret) Donald Harclerode and her four children, Cherylanne and her husband Frederick of North Quincy, MA, Brenda and her husband Greg of Latham, NY, Thomas and his wife Susan of Merritt Island, FL , Noel of Cocoa, FL; three stepchildren, Donna Harclerode, Steven Harclerode and Lynn Lamoureux; 9 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Lorraine was predeceased by her parents Cecil and Emerilda Sochia of Lake Clear, NY and Lake Worth, FL.
Originally from a small town in upstate New York, Lorraine spent most of her adult life as a devoted military wife and mother. She was very socially active and involved in many clubs and organizations, including The Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, Officers Wives Club, and was a past president of the Central Brevard Newcomers Club.
Lorraine was known as the lady with the big smile and described as “very easy to love” by her husband, Donald.
She loved to travel and one of her highlighted trips was a month long tour of Europe.
Lorraine and Donald are long time members of Divine Mercy Catholic Church of Merritt Island, where the Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 on, Friday, July 31, 2020. Friends are invited to a Visitation prior to the Funeral mass starting at 11:00 a.m. at Divine Mercy Church. A graveside service and burial will follow at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims.
Donations in Lorraine's memory may be made to Wuesthoff Hospice House. https://lhcgroup.com/locations/wuesthoff-brevard-hospice-palliative-care-of-viera/
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