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Lorraine Stella Raughley

Lorraine Stella Raughley, age 79, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

Lorraine was the daughter to the late Stanley and Francis Gurczenski. She was married to the late Ronald G. Sczubelek on May 8, 1965, and then to the late John David Raughley, Jr. on April 3, 1997.

Lorraine epitomized the word “love”. She was incredibly generous to all those around her and always had a hug for everyone. She would go out of her way to help anyone in need. She loved spending time with her family, her children and grandchildren as they were her pride and joy. She welcomed any and all around the holidays to celebrate and took pride in decorating her house for all passersby to enjoy. Lorraine will be remembered as a woman guided by her strong Catholic faith with the biggest heart. She found great joy in volunteering at the Little Sisters of the Poor and devoted her time to her strong faith and love to the Blessed Mother. Lorraine spent much of her life on the Delaware beaches relaxing, boating, fishing and crabbing.

Lorraine was a secretary at duPont Co. and then moved on to work and retire from Avon Products in Newark, DE in 2002 after 30 years.

A loving and thoughtful wife, mother, sister, grandmother and a friend to many, Lorraine will be deeply missed.

Lorraine is survived by her children, Wendy Wooters, Kevin Sczubelek, Dawn Sczubelek, Polly Black, Katie Beaudet and John D. Raughley III; grandchildren, Tyler Sczubelek, Brooke Sczubelek and Alexandria Wooters; sister, Maria Baiocco; brother, Raymond Gurczenski; and great nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 am at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lorraine’s memory to Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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  • So sorry for your loss

  • My beloved sister Lorraine, I will hold all her memories dear to my heart until we meet again. She gave to me sometime ago “My Sister” poem, it goes like this ” she knows just where I dream to go, remembers where I’ve been, except me just the way I am, and treats me like a friend. She’s someone who is there for me no matter where or when. And every time I’m with her it’s like coming home again.”
    Just like her kind thoughtful way she always open the doors to her home and welcomed all to stay. We can all rest assure that God opened his Heavenly Doors to my dearest sister Lorraine. May she enjoy external rest in the Glory Of God.
    Your sister, with great love, Maria

  • I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. LORRAINE WAS A WONDERFUL FREIND AND PERSON. I WORKED WITH HER AT AVON. MANY NICE MEMORIES. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss! Praying for peace for your family at this time

    Love Madison and Deanna Dodd