Jeannine Loranger, 92, of Warren, PA, died peacefully Sunday morning, April 7, 2013 at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was born September 4, 1920 in Salem, MA to the late Alexander and Arthemise Roi Dion. She was a Warren area resident since 1946, moving from,Salem, Mass. Jeannine was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, where she was a member of the church Altar Rosary Society and the former Catholic Daughters of America. She was a member of the Warren Women's Club, Warren Garden Club, The Philomel Club, and the Conewango Valley Country Club. She is fondly remembered as a tremendous cook and the family has compiled a family cookbook with her recipes. She was an avid golfer and bridge player who enjoyed the pleasantry of competing with friends, where all were winners simply by participating.
When her husband started the business in the basement of their home on Warren's Southside, Jeannine was his first press operator. Unfortunately, the very first mold overheated and was completely ruined, causing them both to cry on the basement steps. With much prayer and the luck of winning $500 at a St. Joseph 50/50 raffle, they were able to rebuild the mold. This was the beginning of Loranger Manufacturing Corporation, which employed up to 500 people in its peak years.
She is survived by her 4 Sons Albert Loranger, Jr. and his wife, Diane, George P. Loranger and his wife, Sue of Budapest and Sarasota, FL, Robert Loranger and his wife, Christine of Woodland Hills, CA, John Loranger and his wife, Christine of Warren, PA, 1 Sister Claire Belleau and her husband, Robert of Warren, PA, Grandchildren Al III and Sheila Loranger, Ariane and Robert Dart, Steve and Erin Loranger, Danielle Loranger and Andy Saeli, Jeff and Klara Loranger, Rachelle and Sean Considine, Robert and Kate Loranger, Julia Loranger, Paul Loranger, Matt Loranger, Michael Loranger, Scott Loranger, David Loranger, several StepGrandchildren, Great Grandchildren Lilly Loranger, Lyndsey and Alex Dart, PJ and Will Loranger, Ava and Marley Peterson and George Saeli, Mila Loranger, Claire and Sophia Considine, Trey and Preston Loranger, several StepGreatGrand children, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Loranger, Sr., whom she married November 28, 1941, founder of Loranger Manufacturing Corporation, 3 Brothers Alexander Dion, Jr., Lionel Dion, and Victor Dion, and 1 Sister Lucienne Tremble.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A vigil service will be conducted at 3:45 PM Wednesday afternoon. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Thursday, April 11, 2013 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA at 10:00 A.M. by Msgr. Joseph Riccardo, Pastor of St. Cosmas and Damian R.C. Church, Punxsutawney, PA and Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor of St. Joseph R.C. Church, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place email condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.