Lorraine Ellsworth Simpson of So. Dennis, Massachusetts died on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at home
with her family. She was 88 years old.
A native of Cape Cod, Lorraine was born in Wareham, MA on August 31, 1930, of Lillian B. and Albert L.
Simpson, and was one of three children, an older brother Ira Simpson (deceased), and a younger
brother, Albert Simpson.
She married John Arthur Simpson (deceased) of New York on June 18, 1950, in Chatham, MA, with
whom she had three children, Robert C. Simpson, Vandee K. Simkowski (deceased), and Lorri E.
Badolato. Lorraine and her husband lived and raised their children predominantly in Connecticut. After
the death of her husband, and after retiring from a long career in insurance, Lorraine returned to Cape
Cod to live out the remainder of her life. It was on Cape Cod where she felt truly at home. Lorraine was
an avid reader, and she loved to do word puzzles and watch tennis. She loved, and was beloved by, her
Lorraine is survived by her son, Robert of Dennis, MA, and his partner, Linda Banik; her daughter, Lorri
of Stratham, NH, and her husband, Michael Badolato; four grandchildren, John Marth of North
Kingstown, RI; Joshua Marth of Wakefield, RI; Shawn Simpson of Los Angeles, CA; and Erin Simpson of
California; and four great grandchildren, Lillian Marth (daughter of Joshua) and Kallie Marth (daughter of
John), and Faith Simpson and Aidan Simpson (daughter and son, respectively, of Erin). She is also
survived by her brother, Albert A. Simpson and his wife Darlene, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Lorraine is also survived by her true and loyal friend, Janet Eldredge of Chatham, MA, who was her best
friend of 75 years.
She is predeceased by her husband, John, her daughter, Vandee, and her brother Ira.
She will be laid to rest in Old Lyme by her husband’s side in a private ceremony.