Lorraine Delmond Mooney died peacefully at the St. Raphael Campus of Yale New Haven Hospital on May 10, 2013 with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Francis Mooney, Jr. She was born in New Haven on January 29, 1928 to the late Charles Leon Delmond and Irene Baussian Delmond. Lorraine is survived by one daughter, Patricia Mooney (Alan); one son, Kevin Francis Mooney (Joan); and five grandchildren, Kevin Jr., Sarah, Jamie, and Kristen Mooney of Wallingford and Jared Steinberg of Pittsburgh, PA. Also survived by her brother, Joseph Henry Provancher (Rose) of Florida; nieces Robin Delmond Wright (Richard) of Hamden and Pamella Provancher of Florida; nephew Richard Wright III of Hamden; and sister-in-law Martha Delmond of Hamden. She was predeceased by her brother Charles Frances Delmond; her sister Irene Provancher; and a nephew Mark Provancher. Lorraine worked for the State of Connecticut, DCF, for 21 years. She loved animals and traveling to France to visit her family. Her funeral procession will leave BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., Wednesday morning May 15 at 9:30. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10:00. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may visit with her family on Tuesday from 4 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society,701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111.

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  1. Lorraine and my mother, Marie Mahoney, were best friends since high school. Lorraine has been in my life my entire life. My brothers, sister and I grew up calling her Auntie Rainey. Lorraine and my mom always made sure that as kids, we had plenty of fun…they took us everywhere. Lorraine loved her family..they were the most important to her…her daughter Patty, her son Kevin, her grandchildren and all of her extended family. She loved her friends and she loved animals. As far back as I can remember, Lorraine always had a cat…sometimes 5 at a time. Her current feline friend, Muffin, was rescued by Lorraine several years ago..she was the cat no one else wanted, but Lorraine saw something in her and they became instant best friends. She even loved the 3 stray cats that would line up on her fence waiting for their dinner every night. Lorraine and I always celebrated our mutual birthday..January 29th, and she always made sure I got a tin of her Christmas cookies that I loved…sometimes I wouldn’t see her until January or February, but she saved those cookies for me! I will miss her and her .joie de vivre.!

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