SALEM - Lorraine D. Bongiovanni, age 81, died at 10:40 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014 at Hospice House in Poland. She was born Aug. 4, 1932 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of the late Wiliam and Delphine (Kutzer) Wolsko.
She was last employed in the accounting department at the Good Samaritan Hospital of San Jose, Calif., and also at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital of Panorama City, Calif. She moved to Salem in November of 1996 and worked as a cashier at Giant Eagle grocery store.
Lorraine was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church, where she served as a Eucharist minister. She was a member of the Loyal Christian Benefit Association. She was a volunteer for the Banquet of Salem.
She is survived by her husband Placido "Tom" Bongiovanni, whom she married Aug. 29, 1975.
She is also survived by two daughters, Pastor Amanda "Aimee" (Pastor Lou) Raymond of Salem, Susan (Ray Collins) Swanson of Alsip, Ill.; one son, Michael (Barbara) Metzger of El Paso, Texas; one sister, Barbara Worman of Chicago, Ill.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Alan Wolsko.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Edwards officiating. Calling hours will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at Stark Memorial Funeral Home, with a prayer vigil service at 7:45 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or to the Banquet in Salem, P.O. Box 792, Salem, OH 44460.
The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.