Lorraine A. Hawkins

Dec. 12, 1932 - Jun. 16, 2017



     Sunday, June 18, 2017
     2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
     7:00 - 9:00 P.M.

     Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home
     & Memorial Service, Inc.


Funeral Service:

     Monday, June 19, 2017
     11:00 A.M.

     Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home
     & Memorial Service, Inc.


may be made to:

     Fresh Fire Church

     Aglow International

Lorraine A. Hawkins

Lorraine A. Hawkins, 84, of 4006 Youngs Road, Cuba, NY passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017, surrounded by loving friends and family. Born December 12th, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Bessie Dechow of Randolph, NY.

Lorraine was a member of Fresh Fire Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Aglow International. She worked at the Salamanca Press, and was a gifted artisan, horticulturist, and interior designer.

Lorraine was predeceased by a brother, Wayne Dechow, a grandson, Shawn Forness, and a niece, Jodi Hilts.

Surviving are her husband, Richard Hawkins, of Cuba, NY, six children: Rebecca (Ervin) Rhodes of Columbus, OH, Beth (Raymond) Dennis of Angelica, NY, Nathan (Dru) Wright of Houston, TX, Tracy Wright of Cuba, NY, Fay Wymer of Rushford, NY, and Troy (Cheryl) Wright of Belfast, NY, 18 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and two brothers: Larry (Marsha) Dechow, and Donald (Nancy) Dechow, both of Randolph, NY.

Lorraine was a quiet woman, full of wisdom and known for her strong Christian faith. She had a remarkable talent for working with flower arrangements, and enjoyed her gardens, artisan projects, and a good cup of tea. She had a brilliant gift for arranging colors, and saw beauty in the most unlikely places. She dedicated many years of her life to helping others, even so far as opening her own home to women in need of family.

“Nana,” as she was fondly known, will be dearly missed. Her perseverance, prayerful life, and Christ-like attitude will forever be an example to imitate.

Visitations will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm on Sunday, June 18, 2017 , and a funeral service will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 11:00 am, both at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 9 Bull Street in Cuba, NY. The Rev. Robert E. Goode, will officiate.

Donations in Lorraine’s honor may be made to Fresh Fire Church and Aglow International.





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