Lorraine Irene (Chalifour) DesRosier, 94, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Woodlake at Tolland. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of seventy-three years, Joseph W. DesRosier. Lorraine was born October 25, 1924 in Oakland Gardens, Farmington, CT, the daughter of Wilfrid and Mabel (Leining) Chalifour, she had been a longtime resident of Manchester. Lorraine graduated from Bulkeley High School and worked at Colt Firearms before raising her family. She volunteered for many years at Saint Francis Hospital and the Church of the Assumption. Lorraine is survived by her sons and their wives, Dean and Cynthia DesRosier and Scot and Karren DesRosier, her daughter, Dawn and her husband Joseph Costanzo; her grandchildren Jeffrey DesRosier, Jacqueline DesRosier, Jeremy DesRosier and Rachel Park and her great-grandchildren Josephine Lorraine and Ryland Joseph. She also leaves her “adopted daughter” Melissa Jackopsic. Funeral services will be on Friday, May 24 at 9:00 from the John F. Tierney Funeral Home 219 West Center St. Manchester, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 at the Church of the Assumption 29 Adams St. South, Manchester with burial in St. James Cemetery, Manchester. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday morning from 9:00 to 10:00. Lorraine's family requests memorial donations be made to the Auxiliary of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, 114 Woodland St. Hartford, CT 06105
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