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Lorraine Jane (Taylor) Thoma

October 31, 1936 ~ June 9, 2018 (age 81)

HEBRON - Lorraine Jane (Taylor) Thoma, went home to her Lord peacefully Saturday (June 9, 2018) with her loving family at her side at the age of 81.  Born Oct. 31, 1936 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, she was the daughter of the late Glen and Lucille (Henry) Taylor.  Mrs. Thoma taught elementary school for many years.  Upon her marriage to Merle Thoma in 1969, she moved to Hebron from Pennsylvania.  Lorraine was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Manchester and the Colchester Bible Baptist Church in later years.  She had been longtime Sunday School teacher and enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.  In addition to her loving husband of nearly 50 years, she leaves two children and their spouses, Lucie and Allyn Tarbell of Columbia and Harold and Jessica Thoma of Lebanon; six grandchildren, David, Jonathan, Samantha, Jason, Mary and Lucas; and numerous extended family and friends.  She was predeceased by her brother, Glen Taylor.  The family will receive guests 6 – 8 PM Thursday (June 14th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester.  The funeral will assemble starting at 9:30 AM Friday (June 15th) at the funeral home before a Chapel Service at 10 AM.  Those attending are asked to wear something bright and cheery. She will be laid to rest privately in Thrashers Cemetery, Dushore, PA.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Colchester Bible Baptist Church, 38 Chestnut Hill Rd., Colchester 06415 or to Faith Baptist, 52 Lake St., Manchester 06040.  For online condolences, please visit

Donations may be made to:

Colchester Bible Baptist Church
38 Chestnut Hill Rd, Colchester CT 06415

Faith Baptist
52 Lake Street, Manchester CT 06040

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