Lorraine I. (Perry) Sanford, 87, died July 4, 2021 in St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Sanford. Born in Bristol, RI, she was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Marguerite A. (Sylvia) Perry. She lived in Woonsocket most of her life.
Lorraine was a graduate of the former St. Xavier Academy, Providence. She was a secretary for several years for the Woonsocket School Department, retiring in 1998. Lorraine was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, and was involved in many aspects of the parish, including CYO, as well as the Fr. Marot CYO Center, and the Girl Scouts of America.
She leaves her children, Kevin J. Sanford and his wife, Judith, of Smithfield, Sean J. Sanford, and his wife, Bethany, of Cumberland, and Colleen A. Sanford, and her wife, Stephanie, of Oakland CA; nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Eric, Zachary, Rowen, Colin, Ryan, Joshua, Krista, and Katelyn; four great grandchildren, Hadley, Wyatt, Aubriella, and Remy. She was predeceased by her beloved son, Robert J. Sanford.
Lorraine dedicated her life to her children, her family, and to the service of others in many humble and quiet ways. She served as a role model and mentor for many youth throughout her lifetime, and later in life continued her life-long work of volunteerism, forming a knitting club to make winter hats for the homeless population, veterans, and newborn babies.
Her funeral will be held Monday, July 12, 2021 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in St. Joseph's Church, 1200 Mendon Rd., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, West Wrentham Rd., Cumberland. Calling hours are Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to AIDS Project RI, c/o Family Service of Rhode Island, P.O. Box 6688, Providence, RI 02940-6688, or online at https://familyserviceri.z2systems.com/np/clients/familyserviceri/donation.jsp?campaign=32&&test=true
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