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Lorraine A. (Turpstra) Craner

1935 - 2021

Little Falls


Lorraine A. (nee Turpstra) Craner, 85, of Little Falls died Saturday, July 3, 2021 while surrounded by family.

Born in Paterson, she resided in Little Falls for over 85 years. Ms. Turpstra was a 1953 graduate of Passaic Valley Regional High School, Little Falls. She was a 1956 graduate of the St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing and remained active in its Alumni Association. She worked her entire career as a Registered Nurse with St. Joseph’s University Medical Center of Paterson.

Lorraine was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagle Rescue Squad and a parishioner of Holy Angels RC Church, Little Falls. In her later years, she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, coloring, and reading. She had a great love of elephants and lived by the expression “Live, Laugh, Love.”

Ms. Craner was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Matilda (nee Salerno) Turpstra; her two sisters, Rachel Rando and Gail Cimmino; and by her grandson, Michael Tremonte.  

Survivors include: her three children, Robert Craner of Little Falls, Laura Tremonte of Totowa, and Kevin Craner of Little Falls; her six grandchildren, Christina Tremonte, Lisa Laviano, Melanie Tremonte, Nicholas Tremonte, Kevin Craner, and Zachary Craner, and her great-grandchild, Giovanni Laviano. She leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

A Memorial Mass will be held in the future. The family requests that in Lorraine’s memory, please perform an act of kindness toward another or make a contribution to Eagle Hose Co. #1, PO Box, 203, Little Falls, NJ 07424. Visit for complete information and to sign the Guestbook.


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60 Wilmore Road, Little Falls NJ 07424

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Paul "JP" Swisher

July 18, 2021 9:23 AM

My deepest condolence to the Craner family.  I can remember all the time I would be at the house and how she was always pleasant and smiling. Remember the Eagle Rescue Squad picnics and how the Ladies Auxiliary would help out and how MUCH fun we had.  "MOM" Rest in Peace.

Bert and Rita Wolff

July 13, 2021 10:55 AM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Bert and Rita Wolff

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Carol Perone

July 8, 2021 9:07 AM

Aunt Lorraine, I have such awesome memories of you and the visits to the house with Unvle Art and the pool. And how you came to Arianna’s sweet 16 and showed so much care and concern when my husband passed. You truly exemplified love and kindness, for all you met. God bless, you and may he hold your loved ones in the palm of his hand.

Alex Sharpe

July 6, 2021 8:39 PM

Rest In Peace, Grandma Lorraine. You were really one of a kind and I feel lucky to have known you. You had such a joyous energy and always made me laugh. You will be missed by so many.

Raymond DeCristofaro

July 6, 2021 8:01 PM

I am so sorry as she was such a loving woman. She was so good to us as neighbors when we move to 14 Walnut street. She help save my sister when she took a dive off the front porch onto the driveway. She babysat me and had me over for dinner many times. May God keep you and your family in your hour of need. This world can use more like Lorraine Craner.  With much love Raymond DeCristofaro.

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