Date of Birth July 20, 1937
Date Deceased July 25, 2022
Hometown Bath
Home State NY
Service Date September 3, 2022
Service Time 11 a.m.
Service Location Harvest Baptist Church, Bath, NY

Lorraine Evorah Canfield

BATH-Lorraine Evorah Canfield who was born in West Danby, NY went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday (July 25, 2022) at the age of 85.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mariam and Perry Crance; brothers, Jackson and Gerald Crance; husbands, Michael Pakkala and Fred Rathburn; and niece, Bambi Crance. She is survived by her husband, Robert Canfield; two nephews, Jack and David Crance; two nieces, Cindy Stoneman and Deanna Crance; three daughters, Terrie Pakkala, Linda Pakkala and Laura Oney; 12 grandchildren, Christopher Pakkala, Michael Haddad, Nathan Haddad, Nadia Lutgen, Aimee Swanson,  David Haddad, Ashlee Boyle, William Ryan Sullivan, Rebecca Oney, Jennifer Oney-Brewer, Jeffrey Oney, and Kathryn Verdecia,  and 13 great grandchildren, Thomas Haddad, Nicholas Haddad, Thaddeus Haddad, Henry Haddad, Hannah Lutgen, Jaidan Lutgen, MacKenna Lutgen, Seth Lutgern, Isabella Swanson, Sophia Oney, Aiden Boyle, and Willow and Everly Ann Sullivan.

Lorraine worked at National Cash Register in Ithaca, NY in her younger years. Later she worked with Dr. Keaton and Andrew Gobert at Cornell University to discover the mystery of homing pigeon instincts. In 1999 she retired from the Bath   VA Medical Center after 20 years of service.

She was an accomplished pianist at an early age, gave piano lessons and played the piano at church. Summers would find her gardening or watching the birds.  She was an avid bird watcher and reader and inspired both hobbies in her daughters.

Lorraine was a member of Harvest Baptist Church in Bath and the Thomas Rogers Society.

A memorial service will be held at Harvest Baptist Church , 7568 NY-54, Bath, NY 14810, n Saturday (September 3, 2022) at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, a charity that was dear to her heart, and The Alzheimer’s Association.

The Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport is honored to assist Lorraine’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Lorraine are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.

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  1. It is a wonderful thing to rest in Gods’ love, His gift of salvation, His peace. Oh death, where is thy sting.

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