Lorraine (Noland) (Bucciarelli) Frain
Lorraine Frain, age 99, passed to heaven peacefully on Thursday, April 14, 2022. She was born in La Grande, Oregon to parents Cleveland and Josephine (Conlin) Noland. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Bucciarelli in 1976 and her husband Gerald Frain in 1994. Also predeceased by her son, Daniel, and her siblings John Allen Noland, Lawrence Noland, and Dorothy Noland.
She is survived by her children Donna (Bob) Guillen of Mt. Lebanon, Michael (Donna) Bucciarelli of Sumerduck, VA and Lisa (Joe) Rajakovich of Swissvale. Gerald Frain's children, Gerald Frain, Maureen Boswell, Roberta Williams and Henry Frain. Grandchildren Robert (Carolyn) Guillen, Matthew (Liz) Bucciarelli, Dan (Beth) Rajakovich of Erie, PA, Lauren (Mike) Rajakovich of Seattle, WA, Brian (Sinead) Rajakovich of Los Angeles, CA, and Maria of Swissvale. Great grandchildren Jacob, Rebecca and Zachary Guillen, Gabriel, Kira and Olivia Bucciarelli, and Anna, Grant and Natalie Rajakovich. Also, many nieces and nephews.
Lorraine spent many years as a telephone operator in Oregon, California and Seattle before meeting Mike at a USO dance and was whisked across the country to make their lives in Pittsburgh. She worked the front switchboard at the Kenmawr Apartments in Shadyside for over 20 years. She will be remembered for her sweet nature and devotion to God. She gave of herself to the Meals on Wheels program and her lengthy participation in the Word of God Legion of Mary. She loved cardinals, sunsets and spending time with her friends. She never had an unpleasant word to say. Her family was her joy and her grandchildren will always remember the fun times they spent together, especially her love of games. We are such better people for having her in our lives and so blessed for the length of time we had her with us. She loved so freely and will be missed by so many.
Funeral arrangements are provided by Nied Funeral Home, Swissvale, PA. Viewing Friday, April 22 from 12-8. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, St. Anselm Church, Saturday at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to St. Anthony School Programs or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.