TICONDEROGA, N.Y. — Lorraine Laura Pearl, 79, a former resident of Turner has been called home to Heaven to join God and her loving husband. Lorraine died Monday, Jan. 10, at Heritage Commons Residential Health Care Facility, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s.

She was born Oct. 16, 1931, in Camden, N.J., the daughter of Chester and Josephine (Nowakowski) DiMatties. She graduated from high school in Camden, N.J. On July 7, 1951 in Camden, she married her husband of 57 years, Leslie Pearl of Turner. They returned to Maine and farmed for many years at Tocha Farm in Turner which they owned.

Once in Maine with Leslie, Lorraine realized she had come home. She had worked as a department manager for Peck’s Department Store in Lewiston; and later worked for the Maine Credit Bureau in Auburn.

After her husbands death on Dec. 14, 2008, Lorraine moved to Ticonderoga to be with her daughter Nancy and her husband Dennis and their family. The love she and Leslie had was something nothing on earth or heaven could part. Just like the sun and the stars and the sea, this love will go on through eternity. She loved going dancing with her husband and they were known for their elegance on the dance floor.

Lorraine was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved her. While in Ticonderoga, she was loved for her great smile and will be greatly miss by all. Even at the very end, she still had a smile for everyone.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Dennis Henthorn of Ticonderoga, N.Y.; two grandsons, Todd Henthorn and his wife, Lenore, of Ticonderoga, and Chad Henthorn and his wife, Robin, of Dickinson, Texas; and two great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolence may be sent to www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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