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LORRAINE CAROLE (ADAMITES) GRIMSLEY
October 6, 1942 ~ June 25, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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WESTFIELD – Lorraine Carole Grimsley, 80, passed away at her home in Westfield, MA on Sunday, June 25, 2023 surrounded by her family.
Lorraine was born in Erving, MA on October 6, 1942, to Edward J. Adamites and Ella K. Adamites (Barber)
Lorraine graduated from Amherst Regional High School Class of 1960 and had worked in food retail management for many years.
Lorraine loved the special time she got to spend with her family and friends. She enjoyed entertaining and hosting for any special occasion, attending to her flowers in her yard and relaxing by her pool. She also enjoyed racing cars and attending the races at Riverside and in New Hampshire with her life partner Jack Gelgut.
Lorraine is pre-deceased by her father Edward J. Adamites, her son James F. Grimsley, Jr., and her brother Kajetan Adamites.
Lorraine is survived by her mother Ella K. Adamites of Westfield, MA, her life partner Jack Gelgut of Westfield, MA, her sons Kent Grimsley of Rockport, MA and Justin Grimsley (Jennifer) of Cheshire, CT, her daughters Sharon Chambers of Westfield, MA and Michele Bean (Aaron) of Wilmington NC, her sisters Kathleen Van Orman (Glenn) of Lenox, MA and Theresa Tulyholowycz (Mark) of Southwick, MA, her grandchildren: James Ribiero, Dylan Grimsley, Marissa Grimsley, Levi Grimsley, Kimberly Miller (Brad), Lori Haftman (Nick), Heather Cawthra (Will), Chad Bannish, Brianna Grimsley, and Tyler Grimsley, 14 great-grandchildren, her daughter-in-law Becki Grimsley of Pittsfield, MA, and her best friend Diane, along with many other family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be directed to the mortgage fund at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, checks may be mailed to OLBS, ATTN Mortgage Fund Memorial Donations, PO Box 489, Westfield, MA 01086 or to Baystate Health Foundation (Hospice), 280 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA 01199. Please write Lorraine Grimsley memorial donation on the memo line of your check or money order.
To express condolences to the family or to share photos or memories please visit Lorraine’s memorial page at www.westfieldfuneralhome.com
Family and friends will gather for a period of visitation on Friday, June 30, 2023, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Westfield Funeral Home, 4 Princeton St, Westfield, MA 01085
Please gather at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, 127 Holyoke Rd, Westfield, MA at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 1, 2023, for Lorraine’s Liturgy of Christian Burial. A private burial for the immediate family will be held at a later date.