Lorraine C. Earley

Stanton, MI (formerly of Lansing)

Born March 29, 1939 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, daughter of the late Irving and Marguerite (Geisenhaver) Davenport, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2023 at the age of 84.

Surviving are her three children, Kathy (Rod) Sanville, Jennifer (Greg Ochinero) Smith, and Darryl Earley; 7 grandchildren, Lindsey (Chris) Smith, Olivia (Landon) Winowiecki, Ryan (Amanda) Sanville, Morgan (Matt) Noel, Trevor Earley, Meghan Smith, and Sophie Smith; 8 great-grandchildren, Isabelle Earley, Stella Winowiecki, Viviana Winowiecki, Celeste Winowiecki, Liana Sanville, Ronnie Sanville, Jack Sanville, and Cameron Noel; companion, Bill Daly along with many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.  Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Earley; grandson, Tyler Earley; brother, Thomas Davenport; parents-in-law, Kenneth and Marvel Earley, and sister-in-law, Janet (Harold) James.

Lorraine was a graduate of Lansing Sexton High School and had worked as an administrative assistant at the Michigan Retail Hardware Association.  She loved her life at the lake in Stanton as well as any time she was able to spend with family and friends at various social events and outdoor festivities.  She and the family spent summer vacations at both Torch Lake and Derby Lake. Lorraine and her husband also enjoyed wintering at Serendipity Park in Clearwater, Florida, and in later years with her companion, Bill Daly.   She was an avid MSU fan and Detroit Tigers fan, enjoyed games, playing cards, Dominos, and shuffle boarding. Lorraine was a lady with style and class. She will be deeply missed.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2023, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.  Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday beginning at 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. To view a livestream of the service click this linkLivestream

Lorraine battled Parkinson’s Disease for the last 19 years of her life.  Anyone wishing to make a donation in her memory may do so the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s or any Parkinson’s organization of the donor’s choice.

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Elaine and Ralph petherick
November 14, 2023 at 8:21 pm

I miss my pool buddy and now I even miss her more. Love you my friend and until we meet on the other side. xxxooo

Annette & Dan Davis
November 14, 2023 at 8:35 pm

We can’t think of Serendipity without thinking of you. Rest in eternal peace, Lorraine.

Janice Barrett
November 14, 2023 at 9:27 pm

Lorraine and I were good friends for 18 years. We had wonderful times together playing shuffleboard and many card games. Lorraine had a warm caring heart and a friend to all who knew her. I will miss you dear heart, Rest In Peace. Say Hi to Jack and John, tell we meet again. Love you, Jan

Shelley Belt
November 15, 2023 at 12:04 am

Thinking of you all,… my heart goes out to all of you as well!! I sure will miss her, she truly was a beautiful lady through and through! Loved her so much! Sadly I will not be attending her celebration, we will be in Fl. at our sons.

Ed and Elaine Samczyk
November 15, 2023 at 1:54 pm

The earth has lost a true Lady, but Heaven has gained a great Angel. Lorraine was a person once you met her she remained in your soul. She was a loving, kind human being who wore
her smile proudly. May her family find comfort and peace at this sad time, knowing she touched many lives and was loved by many, especially her Serendipity family.

Harold James Jr
November 16, 2023 at 12:56 pm

I always enjoyed our family get togethers and the holiday times with the Earley and James families. Lorraine always made those tasty hors d’oeuvres at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our families were always very tight and Lorraine was a big part of that. I liked that if she wanted to give you a call she would and she was always so pleasant. She has raised a beautiful thoughtful family and we love them all dearly. We will all miss her dearly. Say hi to all our family members who’ve gone already. Prayers for your family as they mourn.

Harold Jr

Gayle Geisenhaver Lockwood
November 17, 2023 at 4:48 pm

So sorry for the loss of your mother, Lorraine. She was a gracious lady and I’m sorry that I missed her service. I haven’t seen her in quite some time. She was my dad’s (Ken Geisenhaver) first cousin and I remember many family gatherings when your grandparents were alive.


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