Lorraine (Yentile) Stickney

June 20th, 2017

Lorraine Stickney (Yentile), fondly known as “Rainey” to her family and friends, age 71, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly at home on June 18, 2017.

Lorraine was born in Winchester, MA on August 28, 1945; she was the cherished only daughter to Sam and Helen Yentile. Lorraine was raised and educated in Wilmington and a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1963.

Following High School, Lorraine went on to get her hairdressing license and followed her dream opening her own hair salon, the Second Chance Salon in North Wilmington. Lorraine loved running her own shop and she had many wonderful, faithful customers throughout the years; all of which she considered good friends.

When Lorraine retired from hairdressing she went to work as an office manager for the Birdmaster Company in Billerica. Lorraine’s great work ethic made her an asset to the company as well as earning her many new friends that she stayed close with after retiring once again.

Lorraine loved being with her family relishing the time she spent with her mother and father. Lorraine learned her cooking skills helping out in the kitchen and loved shopping, “dollar days” and couponing with her mother Helen.

Lorraine always showered her family with unconditional love; she was a wonderful daughter, mother, grandmother, niece, cousin, friend and neighbor to many. Lorraine was very devoted to her children Michelle and Brian and she treasured the time she spent with her grandchildren Kacey and Sam; they were the light of her life.

Lorraine was known to be an amazing cook and baker as well as a talented seamstress who could sew just about anything. She could make curtains and clothes, do a simple mend, upholster a couch or chair, all anyone had to do was ask.

In her spare time, Lorraine enjoyed reading, following the Red Sox, and spending time with her neighbors and their children.

Lorraine will be fondly remembered as a special lady who would do anything for her family and friends; she was kind, caring, and loving to everyone she met. Lorraine will forever be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Lorraine was the beloved mother of Michelle Taylor of Edmond, OK formerly of Wilmington and Brian Stickney of Wilmington. Loving “Nanny” of Kacey and Sam Taylor, cherished daughter of the late Samuel and Helen (Hammond) Yentile, sister of James Yentile & wife Jean of Wakefield and Tom Yentile & wife Nancy of Wilmington, niece of Terry & Herbie Garey of North Reading and Vincent Yentile of Wilmington. Rainey was also very special to Jennifer and Jacob as well as her many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Friday, June 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, June 22nd from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Lorraine’s name may be made to VNA of Middlesex East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave. Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.


6 Entries in Guest Book for “Lorraine (Yentile) Stickney”

  1. Julie and Chris Pozzi says:

    Brian and Michelle,
    We are so sorry for your loss. I know there are no words that can make any sense of such a sudden, tragic loss. May you find some comfort in your many happy memories with your Mom. Always here if you need anything…..
    Julie(Biondo) and Chris Pozzi

  2. Jan Duggan says:

    Lorraine (Rainey) and I were neighbors all through grade school. Our mothers (Helen and Vi) were friends since third grade, and my mother met my father (already friends with Sammy) through Helen, one afternoon when he escorted them home from Silver Lake. I have countless, fond memories of collecting “tonic” bottles together in the neighborhood to cash in at Tattersall’s to buy ice cream, after an afternoon with the neighborhood kids at Tom McQuade’s Baby Beach. Also, of taking a wagon to the Davis Egg Farm on Glen Road to buy eggs for our mother’s, and picking high and low-bush blueberries with the kids and cousins in the neighborhood. Very happy, carefree days. Our parents stayed in touch throughout their lives, and especially after the death of their spouse. They’d visit, and sleep over at Helen and Sammy’s place in NH. My father, Charlie, was the first of the four to pass in 1992, and later Helen in 1999. Sammy and my Mom would talk by phone and console each other. Then Sammy died and several months later, my Mom, both in 2008. It really was like experiencing the end of a generation – “The Greatest Generation.”
    From the time Lorraine became a mother, her children were her life. She always spoke so fondly and loving about Michelle, Brian, and the grandchildren. She cherished the visits she had with Michelle and her family, and Brian was her rock; always with sage and common sense advice to his Mom that one would expect from someone many years older. Rainey and I continued to keep in touch off and on over the years, and would always just howl with laughter when we’d reminisce and catch up. “We have to stay in touch more often,” we’d say to each other, but life does have a way of getting away from us.
    Michelle and Brian and the entire family, I hope it helps you to look back at some of the childhood experiences we had growing up, and I hope it helps you to know that many care about you and your feelings, especially at this difficult time. Jan Duggan

  3. Chris and Laura Ahern says:

    Brian, Jen, Michelle and all Family

    We are so sorry for the sudden loss of your mom.
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Ahern Family

  4. Larz "Fred" Neilson says:

    Haircuts offered such a great opportunity to talk, and Lorraine was a great friend. I’ll miss being able to call her — a question would often become a nice chat. She was always the best!

  5. Elaine Maninos says:

    So very sorry to hear of Lorraine’s passing. We had many talks and laughs when she would stop by my office. I always looked forward to seeing her.
    My sincere sympathy to Lorraine’s family, she was a wonderful friend.
    Elaine Maninos

  6. John Reid says:

    Brian I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.
    My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

    John Reid

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