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Obituary Notice – Loretta M. Raynor

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WESTFIELD:  Loretta M. Raynor, 80, a resident of Absolut at Westfield, formerly of Forestville, died Sunday, July 31st, 2016, at St. Vincent Health Center, Erie, PA, following a short illness.  She was born in Titusville, PA on May 23, 1936, the daughter of the late George and Christina (Morris) Skelly.

Mrs. Raynor was a graduate of Brocton Central School, Class of 1954, worked for many local greenhouses and was a very active member of Sheridan United Methodist Church Sheridan, working with their Helping Hands Program.  She enjoyed gardening and eating at local diners and loved her 2 cats “Bibs” & “Tamale”, which she rescued from the Humane Society.

Survivors include several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Ivan E. Raynor, Jr. who died August 3, 2013, by two brothers George Skelly, Jr., Donald Skelly and by a sister Rosemary Tadt.

There will be no visitation observed. Graveside Services will be held at Portland Evergreen Cemetery, Webster Road, Portland on Saturday morning, August 20th at 10 o’clock with Pastor Molly T. Galando, from the First United Methodist Church, Fredonia, officiating.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut Street Dunkirk, NY 14048 or Forestville Fire Department Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to

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