Lorraine R. Grzybowski

(Sep 14, 1939 to Mar 6, 2011)

“It is easy to halve the potato when there is love” – Irish Saying which means, it’s easy to share when you love someone.rnLorraine had a never-ending supply of potatoes, but she also had an endless supply of love. Her friends certainly knew this. From the time she was a student at St. Casimir School in Riverside, to recently, she always had many friends, most of whom, referred to her as their “very best friend”. She was always ready to listen, and when needed, she had the best advice. Her love also showed through her generosity. Lorraine was always donating money and items (new and used) to family, friends, Good Will, Veterans Organizations and the Salvation Army just to name a few. But most will remember the love that went into her cooking and making “The Best Potato Salad Ever.” While this had always been a staple to family and friends, her 30 years as owner of The Lumberton Post-Deli introduced it to the masses. When she was not working, she loved to play and watch tennis, was always up for some dancing and if her TV was not tuned to Dancing with the Stars, it surely had the Eagles or Phillies on it. rn rnA casino’s worst nightmare, Lorraine’s luck knew no bounds. She rarely lost to the one-armed bandits in Atlantic City and Philadelphia, and had a knack when it came to scratch-offs and bingo. Having a perfect sense of timing when it came to any contest or drawing, she won t-shirts, radios, two bicycles, a week at WMMR’s Beach House and even a brand new Cadillac Seville. But her luckiest moment was when her life was blessed, on one Mother’s Day, by the birth of her son, Matthew. From the days she watched him play little league baseball to the wonderful education that she was able to give him, to when he devoted himself to caring for her in her struggle with mesothelioma, he was always a great sense of pride for Lorraine. rnBorn of John Grzybowski and Theresa Mikalajczewski, Lorraine is survived by her only child, her son, Matthew of Voorhees. Also survived are her two step-children: Marla of Yeadon, Pa and Howard of Edgewater Park.rn Come celebrate Lorraine’s 71 wonderful years (Sept. 14, 1939-Mar. 6, 2011) Thursday from 8-10 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 AM at St. Casimir Church, Riverside. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Catholic Charities 801 Burlington Ave. Suite F, Delanco, NJ 08075.rn

7 thoughts on “Lorraine R. Grzybowski

  1. Matthew

    My Mom Is In Heaven Nowrn rnAfter more than 9 months of battling mesothelioma, My Mom can now rest and enjoy Heaven with all the other Angels that are above. She died in my arms @ 11:43pm on Sunday, March 6th 2011. rn I feel so fortunate and blessed to have been given the opportunity to care for her for as long as I did. I was able to show her and tell her everyday, all day, how much I loved her.rn Please do me a favor as soon as possible … go and hug your Mom, look her in her beautiful eyes and tell her you love her and make sure you thank her and let her know how much you appreciate everything she has always done for you and for loving you like no one else ever will because you never know when God will want and need her more than you.rnrnSincerely,rnLorraine’s Only Child,rnMatthew

  2. Bradford Downs

    I was so sadden to hear the loss of such a good friend to me. Lorraine and I have had some best talkes right there at the post Deli She help me get throw someone of the roughest times in my life. I surely will miss her. I lift a glass to you Lorraine a great person who will be missed dearly.rnrnrnLove, Bradford Downs

  3. Billie Jean Richardson Scelza

    Dear Matthew, rnI saw you today at the veiwing but just wanted to express my sadness to you and your family, your mother was a wonderful person, she was a kind and loving and will be sadly missed. I hope we can keep in touch, my number is 609-694-6378 you can call me if you want to talk, just remember your mother is so proud of you!rnBillie

  4. Marla I. Greenberg

    The loss of a mother an unspoken pain that can never be measured by time in the heart. I will forever miss you now and know that forever your love will never be forgotten or replaced. I have such loving memories of you and the angels are now dancing around you along with Jesus. Love your Daughter Always, Marla

  5. Marla I. Greenberg

    My mother was the only one who would sit and listen to me. She truely was my mother and I miss her deeply. She was my best friend. She gave me a childhood and a brother named Matthew who I truely love even with all the games he played on me. I keep saying in my heart and tears what will I do w/o her.So I found this God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So he put his around you and whispered”Come to me”. With tearful eyes I watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. My mother the only mother I know will be missed so much I cannot even express to all of you how a duaghter copes inside with this grief. Mommy, I love you so much…. Hugs and Kisses, Love and may now you have peace your daughter, Marla (Daughter)o

  6. Gerri Reitrz

    The void that has been in my life since Lorraine left for a better place can never be filled. We could talk about anything, and sometimes we even knew what the other was thinking. Lorraine taught me the meaning of a good friendship. That friendship lasted over 51 years. I love you, Lorraine, and miss you very much. Love, Gerri

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