Lorraine M. Vanderberg
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“My Rainey, On this day July 16th at 9:15am 2012 you went to be with our Father in Heaven. You took with you a big part of my broken heart. I love...Read More »
1 of 60 | Posted by: Russ - North Port, FL - Husband

“Mom, Two years ago, my heart was broken when you left us. And though I get comfort in knowing you are in a better place, I selfishly wish you...Read More »
2 of 60 | Posted by: Lisa Ippoliti - Daughter

“How we all wish you were here with us on this Mothers Day. Remember when we were younger you and I used to go to Amish Country for the Mothers Day...Read More »
3 of 60 | Posted by: RUSSELL VANDERBERG - FL - husband

“Happy Easter Rainey. Today we will be having dinner at Denise's house. How we all miss you so much. You will be with us on this day of Easter as in...Read More »
4 of 60 | Posted by: RUSSELL VANDERBERG - FL - husband

“Dear Rainey, Happy Birthday from your family. We all love you and miss you every day. It will never be near the same with out you here with us...Read More »
5 of 60 | Posted by: Russel Vanderberg - FL - husband

“Mom, I feel so bad sending this to you so late. The holidays this year have been so hectic. We ended up having Christmas at my house and though...Read More »
6 of 60 | Posted by: Lisa Ippoliti - Daughter

“My Rainey, Our little girl "COBI" passed away on Saturday, November 30th, 2013. She loved you and I as much as we loved her. Please watch for her in...Read More »
7 of 60 | Posted by: RUSSELL VANDERBERG - FL

“My Precious Mom, It is hard to believe that it has been a year since the Lord took you home. I can honestly say that there still are times when I...Read More »
8 of 60 | Posted by: Lisa Ippoliti - West Milford, NJ

“My Rainey, Today is a sad day for our family. One year ago today our Lord called you to live in heaven, Our Daughters, Denise, Lisa and myself...Read More »
9 of 60 | Posted by: Russell Vanderberg - FL

“Mom, I can't begin to stress how much I miss you. I think and talk about you all the time. And this weekend is especially hard as Bobby and...Read More »
10 of 60 | Posted by: Lisa Ippoliti - NJ - Daughter

“My Dear Rainey, Well Bobby and Heather will be married this Saturday on the ship in Miami. This is something we both hoped to go to together. I...Read More »
11 of 60 | Posted by: Russ Vanderberg - North Port, FL

“Mom, the wedding is 10 days away. Excitement is stirring along with missing you, but I know you will be there. You wouldn't miss it. A picture of...Read More »
12 of 60 | Posted by: Denise Courtney - FL - Daughter

“Mom, today I wake up and wonder about you. Your grandson's wedding is 2 weeks away and I know how much you wanted to be there and how hard you tried...Read More »
13 of 60 | Posted by: Denise Courtney - North port, FL

“Thinking of you, Miss you so much. Love, Russ... ”
14 of 60 | Posted by: RUSSELL VANDERBERG - North Port, FL

“Happy Easter, Mom. Another holiday without you but the smell of your favorite Easter plant Hyacinths, keep you close in my memory and my heart. I...Read More »
15 of 60 | Posted by: Lisa Ippoliti - Daughter

“Happy Easter Rainey. I miss your energy and loving care even more on days like this. Remember Denise and the Giant Easter Bunny and both girls...Read More »
16 of 60 | Posted by: RUSSELL VANDERBERG - North Port, FL

“Happy Valentines Day Rainey. You are my valentine. Russ... ”
17 of 60 | Posted by: RUSSELL VANDERBERG - North Port, FL

“Happy 75th Birthday Lorraine. Hope the angels are giving you a wonderful Birthday with trumpets and fireworks and cakes and candy. Enjoy your new...Read More »
18 of 60 | Posted by: Rose Marie Cusumano - Piscataway, NJ

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAINEY THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN 58 YEARS THAT WE HAVE NOT BEEN TOGETHER ON YOUR BIRTHDAY BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT I AND OUR...Read More »
19 of 60 | Posted by: RUSSELL VANDERBERG - NORTH PORT, FL

“Happy Birthday, Mom. Today we would have been celebrating your 75th birthday. Oh how I wish that was possible. I continue to miss you so very much...Read More »
20 of 60 | Posted by: Lisa - Daughter

“Remembering you on your birthday. May God bless your family today. ”
21 of 60 | Posted by: Becky - North Port, FL

“Merry Christmas, mom. The holidays will never be the same without you. I love you and miss you. Love always, Lisa ”
22 of 60 | Posted by: Lisa - Daughter

“Oh Rainey, How I missed you at Thanksgiving Dinner with Denise and Jason, but rest assured that I will be in NJ with you for Christmas with Lisa and...Read More »
23 of 60 | Posted by: Russ Vanderberg - North Port, FL

“I am thankful to have you as a mother. Happy Thanksgiving, mom. Miss and love you so much. ”
24 of 60 | Posted by: Lisa Ippoliti - Daughter

“Plain and simple mom...I miss you so much. <3 ”
25 of 60 | Posted by: Lisa Ippoliti - Daughter

“Mom, in the last few weeks, I have had a birthday and John and I reached out 25th wedding anniversary. I so missed your annual call on my birthday...Read More »
26 of 60 | Posted by: Lisa

“Tomorrow it will be three weeks since you have left us and I just want to say that I miss you so much and love you more than words can ever say... ”
27 of 60 | Posted by: Lisa ippoliti - West Milford, NJ

“Dear God Mother, I know you had a tough fight for many years and now the fight is over and you are resting in piece with everyone that passed...Read More »
28 of 60 | Posted by: Stephen Conti - East Hanover, NJ

“Dear Lorraine, I am lost without you. I pick up cards rto send and need to be reminded that you are not here. But I know you are with Jesus and...Read More »
29 of 60 | Posted by: Rose Marie Cusumano - Piscataway, NJ

“I had the pleasure of knowing Lorraine and Russ through their daughter Denise and later on knowing and loving their second daughter Lisa,who is such...Read More »
30 of 60 | Posted by: Janice Farnese Aiello - Nutley, NJ

“Dear Lisa, John and Family, Our condolences to you on the loss of your mother. We wish you peace and comfort in your wonderful memories as you go...Read More »
31 of 60 | Posted by: Nina O'Neill - Caldwell, NJ

“Dear Russ & Family, We were truly sorry to learn of Rainey's passing. We have many fond memories of the good times we had as Heron Creek...Read More »
32 of 60 | Posted by: Jack and Deanna Arata - FL

“Dear Lisa, We want to extend our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. We pray that you and your family will find peace and...Read More »
33 of 60 | Posted by: Cheryl - Hillsborough, NJ

“Dear Lisa & Family, Please accept my sincere condolence for the lost of your mother. May the love and joy she shared forever fill your hearts...Read More »
34 of 60 | Posted by: Gregory Knight - Tobyhanna, PA

“Russ, Denise,Lisa, So sorry to hear or your loss. We all know how much you were there for Lorraine during her time of need.You will always have...Read More »
35 of 60 | Posted by: George And Darlene Galbraith - NJ

“I will always remember the fun times we had. One of my favorite memories was when Lorraine taught me how to paton twirl with Denise and we were in a...Read More »
36 of 60 | Posted by: Debbie Di Stefano - Inman, SC

“S SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF MY SISTER. SHE WAS A VERY SPECIAL LADY WHO HAD A PERSONALITYFOR FUN &LAUGHTER. I WILL MISS HER VERY MUCH.AlthoughSHE...Read More »
37 of 60 | Posted by: DOLORES j VILLANI - SWEETWATER, TN

“Rainey is our hero. She gave us the courage to fight this horrible disease. She showed us how to go on against the overwhelming odds. We are happy...Read More »
38 of 60 | Posted by: Mike and Pat Balfe - Venice, FL

“Russ, We are so sorry to hear of Rainey's passing. She was such a vivacious woman and we remember the fun times we had with you both on the beach...Read More »
39 of 60 | Posted by: Hal and Dodie Prescott

“it is 6 days since i spoke to you last and already i miss you terribly lorraine i loved you like a sister but yoy already knew that. you really did...Read More »
40 of 60 | Posted by: millie & Danny palazzolo - NJ

“Lorraine will be sadly missed. I fondly remember all the happy memories from my childhood at my mom's house with all of our cousins, aunts, and...Read More »
41 of 60 | Posted by: Sheila Messina Lepore - NJ

“Dear Russell & Family: We are very sorry for your loss of Lorraine in the short years we knew you both and your daughters as we lived back yard to...Read More »
42 of 60 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Gary Bartholf - NJ

“You had a way of lighting up a room wherever you were. You sense of humor, compassion and love of life was an inspiration. I remember all...Read More »
43 of 60 | Posted by: Patti - Sweetwater, TN - Niece

“I will always remember the smile and joy of happiness you always shared with us. You will be missed but not forgotten, memorys go on. Nookie...Read More »
44 of 60 | Posted by: Angelo D. Conti (Nookie) - NJ

“My sincerest condolences to your family and friends. May your loving memories carry you through this difficult period and give you laughter and...Read More »
45 of 60 | Posted by: Cindy Cetani - Gladstone, NJ

“She fought a good fight and now she is with Grandma and Grandpa watching over us. I have so many fun memories of her and she always made me laugh. ...Read More »
46 of 60 | Posted by: Kimmy - Little Falls, NJ - Niece

“Thoughts and prayers are with you all..... She was a great lady. ”
47 of 60 | Posted by: Marisa

“Rainey was one of the strongest person that I have ever known. She was blessed with wonderful family support but her spirit kept her fighting long...Read More »
48 of 60 | Posted by: Sandy Pelto - NORTH PORT, FL

“It was a great pleasure to have known Lorraine and Russ for over 20 years. Lorraine was the loving mother of my best friend and sister of my heart,...Read More »
49 of 60 | Posted by: Elaine M Sklom - Punta Gorda, FL

“Rainey will be sadly missed. She was a very special person and friend with a heart of gold. We will miss her "toodles," and hearty laugh. Love...Read More »
50 of 60 | Posted by: Margie and Ed Westerling - FL

“The Heavens have one more bright shining star. We will miss you Love, Audrey an Pat ”
51 of 60 | Posted by: Audrey and Pat McCabe - FL

“I will always cherish the memories of our annual Christmas dinner parties with Rainey & Russ and Ed & Margie. The most memorable fun time was when...Read More »
52 of 60 | Posted by: Joy Huls - Pt. Charlotte, FL

“Russ and Family, We were saddened to hear of your loss. Rainey was a blessing from God. We are so glad we got to know her and love her. Rainey...Read More »
53 of 60 | Posted by: Marylou Sesak - Groveland, FL

“Dear Russ, Denise and Lisa, Sorry to hear this news. We knew that it was inevitable but that doesn'l lessen the impact. We're sorry that we didn...Read More »
54 of 60 | Posted by: Patty and Ron Vander Schaaf - FL

“SIS LOVE YOU VERY MUCH SIS & I HAVE GOOD MEMORIES OF OUR YEARS TOGETHER. SUFFERING & ALL THE PAIN HAS STOP. WE WILL MISS YOU BUT NOT GONE FROM ...Read More »
55 of 60 | Posted by: SHIRLEY & PETER KOVOLESKY - FL

“We are so sorry to hear of Rainey's passing. She is in our thoughts and prayers. Rainey was a bright light in this world and she will be much missed...Read More »
56 of 60 | Posted by: J. Tropiano - Bedford, NH

“Honoring Raianey's wishes - so just 1 flower and a lasting memory. ”
57 of 60 | Posted by: Marty and Carol - North Port, FL

“Sorry for your loss. She put up a good fight and will be missed. We think about the good times we had. Love to all of you ”
58 of 60 | Posted by: Bill and Jackie MAROTTA - Totowa, NJ

“We are so sorry to hear of Rainys passing,and will keep her in our prayers.May God bless her and keep her by his side.lv ”
59 of 60 | Posted by: Nick & Pat Frasche - Fort Myers, FL

“Our dear friend Rainey,we will miss you and that infectious, smile and all our good times. You have been so special to us. Russ, thinking of you...Read More »
60 of 60 | Posted by: Richard and Camille Bobowski - MI


Lorraine M. Vanderberg, 74, of North Port, FL, formerly of West Paterson, NJ died on Monday, July 16, 2012.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Russell of North Port; daughters Denise (Jason) Courtney of North Port, FL and Lisa (John) Ippoliti of West Milford, NJ; sisters Dolores Villani of Sweetwater, TN and Shirley Kovolesky of Port Charlotte, FL; grandson Robert E. Miller, III and step-grandson Timothy Courtney.

For friends and family in Florida, a prayer service will be held on Friday, July 20th at 3PM at Farley Funeral Home North Port Chapel, 5900 South Biscayne Boulevard, North Port, FL.

For friends and family in New Jersey, a prayer service will be held on Saturday, July 28th at 10:00 a.m. at the Mausoleum of Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 52 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1710, New York, NY 10122

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