OBITUARY

Lupardi, Helen 'Lorraine'

Closter, NJ - Closter Location

Helen “Lorraine” Lupardi of Closter NJ passed away at home, with family members at her bedside, on February 26, 2021.  Lorraine was born January 14, 1930 in Summit, NJ to Edward and Ellen Diemer. Lorraine was preceded in death by her brother Jack and is survived by her brother Edward. Anthony Lupardi, her husband of 71 years. wBeloved mother of Judy, her husband Gary, Sharon, her husband Paul, Tony, his wife Donna, Barbara, her husband Randy, Mark, his wife Doreen, Linda, and her husband Gary.  Proud grandmother of 16 grandchildren and great grandmother of four great grandchildren.
 
Lorraine attended Madison HS in Summit before marrying her high school sweetheart Tony on April 16, 1950.  Upon marriage, the couple took up residence in Closter, NJ joining the family business, Lupardi’s Nursery established in 1947. Be coming pillars of the community and devoted members of The Church of St. Mary congregation. Lorraine was an active participant in Cornerstone and several of her children attended local Catholic schools. She retired from Pascack Valley Hospital, Westwood, in 2003 and was a volunteer member of the Closter Fire Auxiliary, where she held many leadership positions.  She spent most of her life in service to others.
 
Lorraine’s greatest joy was her family and celebration of the many milestones of weddings, births, anniversaries and birthdays of her children and grandchildren.  She looked forward to the family’s annual summer vacation to the Jersey Shore, and their yearly January getaway to Aruba. 
Lorraine will forever be remembered by family and friends with great love and admiration. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Covenant House New Jersey.  A wake will be held on Tuesday, March 2nd at Moritz Funeral Home, Closter NJ from 3 pm to 7 pm.  A private Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 3rd for family only at The Church of St. Mary. The service will be live streamed via their Facebook page at 11:00 am est.