Lorene Ann Detore, a lifelong resident of Ashtabula, Ohio, died peacefully on Saturday, March 7, 2020, with her family by her side and her priest guiding her to her eternal life.
Lorene, born on April 15, 1931, was the daughter of Ralph J. and Laura (Rose) Penna. She graduated from Harbor High School in 1949 and was a longtime member of Mother of Sorrows Church.
Lorene was a beautiful person both inside and out. She touched so many people. Some of the adjectives her family and friends used to describe her on Facebook: “a wonderful lady,” “a positive person,” “one amazing lady,” “a remarkable woman,” “very sweet,” “a wonderful friend,” “such a delight to know,” “a sincere and loyal friend,” “a lovely lady,” “one of the sweetest and kindest people,” “kind and friendly,” “a sweet and kind soul,” “a very special person,” and “a great aunt.”
Lorene loved spending time with her family and her many special friends, and even with her grand-dog, Webster. She enjoyed going to the casino, eating at the Crows Nest, Lakeway, the Little Pie Shop & Cafe and Hil-Maks, and she loved watching TV, especially shopping networks and reality shows.
She is survived by her sons Donald J. (Shelley) Detore of Uniontown, Ohio, and Mark A. Detore of Willowick; grandchildren Laura (Mickey) Fenn of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and Joseph Detore of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 43 years, Donald A. Detore (died in 2001); and sisters, Lucille DiDonato (d. 2017); Josephine Marinchak (d. 2008); Louise Silva (d. 2006); and Mary Licate (d. 1972).
The family would like to thank the doctors, hospitalists, nurses, aides, therapists, dieticians and care managers at the Ashtabula County Medical Center and in the Emergency Room who tended to her. We appreciate your kindness.
Funeral Service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, March 12, at Mother of Sorrows Church, with burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, at GUERRIERO FUNERAL HOME, 1550 West 19th St., in Ashtabula.
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