Lorraine L. Bittner, 83, of East Hampton, NY, passed away on March 10, 2020 at her daughter’s home while receiving hospice care in Wake Forest, NC. She was born October 16, 1936 in Suffolk County, NY, a daughter of the late Claude Ballance and Mildred Scott Parker. She grew up in Amagansett, NY, and graduated from East Hampton High School. When Lorraine was 14, she was on the cover of the October 1950 edition of the American Girl Magazine. She caught the eye of local artist, Ray Prohaska, who painted and submitted her portrait to the magazine.
Lorraine was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Amagansett and served on many committees and groups at the church. She was a stay at home mom who also provided in home childcare over the years and will be remembered by many as “Momma Lorraine”. When her children were older, she turned her love of cooking and baking into a 20-year career in Deli food preparation the area’s IGA stores.
Lorraine was predeceased by a son James Monroe Warren III on December 27, 2006.
She is survived by her two daughters: Susan Schenck and her husband Chris of Wake Forest, NC and Lori Schall and her husband, Ed of Sag Harbor, NY; grandchildren: Jordan Schenck and wife Liz of Cary, NC, Lindsey Rogness and husband James, of Greenville, NC, Brandon Schenck and wife Stephanie of Wake Forest, NC and Emily Schall of Sag Harbor, NY. She is also survived by 7 great-grandchildren.
The family will have a memorial service in East Hampton at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett 350 Main St. Po Box 764 Amagansett, NY 11930
A service of Bright Funeral Home 405 S. Main St. Wake Forest, NC 27587.
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