Sometimes life ends amid prayers for healing. So, it was for Lorraine Ann Wolfe - wife of Jeffrey Benson Wolfe of Naples, Florida - who died from complications due to COVID-19 at age 78. Married 38 years they retired to Naples from Vernon, New Jersey 11 years ago. Retirement was an adventure filled with travel, fun and laughter.
Lorraine truly was a people person and to her credit succeeded in her career retiring as a Vice President of Bank of America, surviving two corporate mergers from her roots as a Branch Manager of Citizens First National Bank in Pinebrook, NJ. Truly a powerhouse making her mark on co-workers and customers alike. She had a wide circle of friends some recently met and ones she had known over 40 years. Since her passing, we have discovered that so many people loved her just as much as we did. While cooking, cleaning, and gardening filled her days. She was a loyal friend and loved her family with all her heart. Always ready to entertain friends new and old, Lorraine had “no regrets,” words she expressed to her daughter during their last conversation.
Lorraine is preceded in death by her father and mother, Henry and Frances Tino and beloved sister-in-law, Virginia Tino. Lorraine is survived by her loving brother Richard Tino of Murrells Inlet, SC and his wife Linda, and her adoring niece and nephew, Blair Wiles and her husband Seth, and Christopher Tino, along with his wife Erin and their son Michael. Additionally, she leaves behind her son Jeffrey Delli Paoli of Edison, NJ, his wife Darlene and their three children Jeffrey, Taylor and Jose of which she has three great grandchildren. Her stepson Ryan Wolfe of Parsippany, NJ, along with his wife Jessica and their son Eli. And her daughter Debbie Austin of Long Lake, NY, along with her husband Keith and their son Garrett. Additionally, Lorraine has a sister Janet and brother Henry who are estranged.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Corey and Dr. Lucombe for their continued care and support during this devastating time, as well as to the ICU staff at Physicians Hospital in Naples. The compassion of the Doctors and Nurses soon will not be forgotten, and they were tireless in trying everything they could to combat the virus. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to St Jude.