Lorraine (Wheeler) Mehuren, 95, beloved wife of Earl (Mac) Mehuren, passed away peacefully at the Pomperaug Woods Health Care Center on May 24, 2023.
Lorraine was born on April 1, 1928 in Bloomfield, New Jersey and was the daughter of the late George F. Wheeler. Lorraine lived her early childhood in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, then later moved to Newtown, Connecticut. She was graduated from Newtown High School, Class of 1946. Lorraine was employed by the Southern New England Telephone Company for many years. She also was a volunteer at Danbury Hospital.
Together with Mac, Lorraine enjoyed square dancing, traveling the country in their motor homes, most memorable of which was their trip to Alaska. She loved doing word searches, being with her pets, especially her beloved Effie and Coco, and a good thrift store. Lorraine and Mac enjoyed 27 years as snowbirds wintering in Florida, where they made many cherished friendships.
Lorraine is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, her three children, Robert and William Leibold, and Karen Heyde, many nieces and nephews in Maine, and her cherished friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Douglas Wheeler and sister, Virginia Dachenhausen.
Lorraine’s family would like to thank the staff at Pomperaug Woods Health Care Center and Vitas Hospice for their outstanding care and compassion.
Burial will be private. Memorial contributions in Lorraine’s memory may be made to the ASPCA or charity of donors choice.
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