Monday, May 17, 2010

Lorraine E. (Budzinski) Grice

With her loving family by her side, Lorraine E. Grice, age 84, passed away peacefully Monday morning May 17, 2010, at her residence. Lorraine was born in Racine, January 10, 1926, daughter of the late Stephen and Frances Budzinski.

During World War II she helped the troops lift their spirits by serving as a Gray Lady at the hospital. On April 26, 1952, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church she was united in marriage to Grady E. Grice. Lorraine was employed as a beautician at Image Makers and previously at La Mode in West Racine years ago. Always a dedicated mother, Lorraine’s favorite work was serving on the PTA at St. Stanislaus and was proud to be a Cub Scout Leader with her sons. Later in years she and her neighbor used their artistic flair and operated the Pinecone Boutique. Currently she was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and was a former member of St. Lucy Catholic Church and St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her loving husband, Grady; children, Steven (Karen) Grice and their daughter, Katherine of Camas, WA, Kevin Grice of Houston, TX, Daniel (Cindy) Grice of Kenosha; sisters-in-law, Elsie Budzinski of Racine, Jeannette McIntyre of Rockmart, GA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Lorraine was also preceded in death by her brother, Leo Budzinski; and daughter-in-law, Diane Grice.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St., on Thursday May 20, 2010, at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. William J. Dietzler officiating. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Wednesday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or to Wheaton Franciscan Hospice have been suggested.

Lorraine’s family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Wheaton Franciscan Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.

To our three sons –
Steve, Kevin, and Dan, and me Grady – 
she was and remains the light of our lives.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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