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Lorraine D. Passed on October 30, 2022 of Philadelphia PA.

Beloved and devoted daughter of Alice Gatti (née Barone) and the late Nicholas Gatti.  Loving sister of the late Dorian Cattani.

After graduation from South Philadelphia High School, Lorraine studied H.R. at New York Institute of Technology and at Ellis college of NYIT earning her masters degree.  She worked for the US Department of Treasury in their tax division as a tax agent. Lorraine was an avid reader and accomplished pianist.  She was also a member of St. Nicholas Choir as well as St. Edmond’s Choir.   She loved traveling especially to Italy.  She will be missed by many loving cousins and long time friends.  Most of all Lorraine loved the company of family and friends.

Friends and relatives are invited to her viewing Friday, November 4, 9:00am at St Nicholas Church, 1718 S 9th St. Funeral Mass 10:00am.  Internment SS Peter & Paul.


  • Patricia Greene November 1, 2022 7:05 pm

    My condolences to the family. Lorraine and I spent many happy occasions with my brother Paul and my mother and friends. She will be missed. She is best known for being a very devoted daughter to her mother Alice who I just met the one time. Heaven has gained another angel in the choir. Rest in Peace Lorraine.❤💜

  • Robert Fuimano November 1, 2022 8:30 pm

    Lorraine has been one of the sweetest people I know.
    RIP Lorraine you will be in my prayers 🙏

  • Anthony Destra November 1, 2022 9:37 pm

    I have known Lorraine and her wonderful family for her whole life, so this hits hard. Her time with us seemed to pass all too soon. Now there are just many happy memories left. But what sustains is my belief that God will eventually make everything right and good , for all of us

  • Chanita November 2, 2022 1:07 am

    Sending out healing prayers to the family
    Lorraine and I worked together at the IRS in domestic she was always smiling and had good stories to tell I will miss all the laughter my friend may you Rest In Peace ❤️

  • Catherine Bronti November 3, 2022 12:06 am

    2 Timothy 4:7 I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. My dear friend, Lorraine, I will miss you! Love, Cathy & Sal Bronti

  • Brenda McPherson-Fry November 3, 2022 4:54 pm

    She was a dear friend for 49 ½ years, and will remain in my heart as a dear and beloved friend forever.
    She was a part of my family. I shared with her my three children, Andrew, Lillian, and Rachel, and they loved their Lala, a name they affectionately used because Lorraine was too hard for my son, Andrew to say when he was a baby. She has been deemed affectionately Lala by many.

    Lorraine was a part of my family growing up. As teenagers, we had some fun times. She loved to play Scrabble with my mother and often did even when I wasn’t home. My sister said, she was like the 5th sister, and that was absolutely true,

    Losing a friend, a peer, a sister not by blood but by experience is painful. She was a treasure, a beautiful soul inside and out. We had so much fun, sorrow, and a lifelong journey that has been intertwined for almost 50 years. Few people are so lucky to have a best friend. There are things beyond material things and money that are priceless, this friendship is one of them.

    She will not just be missed by me, but she has taken a piece of my heart with her. Goodbye my Best Friend Forever!

  • Andrew Fry November 3, 2022 4:55 pm

    I have known Lala my entire life since she is my mom’s best friend. My sisters and I grew up with her visiting us on the weekends. She would take us on trips to mall, out to lunch, and spoil us on goodies we weren’t allowed to have. It was a joy to have her in our lives.

    I remember as a kid seeing Lala smoke cigarettes and I was terrified that I would loose her. We would ask her to stop and even steal her cigarette pack. And now some 30 years later that childhood fear has become realized. It breaks my heart to think we will no longer see each other in this life. I miss you Lala.

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