Loraine Merrill Alpert
Loraine Merrill Alpert, age 72 passed away peacefully on Jan 30, 2022 at St. Mary’s Regional MedicalCenter in Reno, Nevada. She was born in Norfolk, VA on Feb 26,1949, the daughter of Harold P. and Lois D. Merrill. She attended Michigan State University for several years where she met and married Jay S. Alpert on Jan 22 1978 (deceased). She finished her schooling in San Fransisco with Nursing and Respiratory Therapy Degrees, where she served the health care industry.
Loraine loved animals, her favorite being turtles, but most of all her little cocker spaniel. She was an avid crafter, and always had a quilting, knitting or embroidery project active in various stages.
Loraine will be sorely missed by 4 sisters; Laura D. (Gary) Blades of Plymouth MI., Lynette L. (Joseph) Fioroni of Rochester Hills MI., Lois M. Merrill, of Jackson MI, Lisa L. Spears (Michael) of Byfield MA., and 1 brother, Harold P. Merrill Jr., of Tacoma WA. Loraine leaves behind 12 nieces and nephews, and 5 great nieces and nephews. At her request Cremation has taken place at LaPaloma of Reno, NV.
Lori and I met in 2016. She originally hired me to help clean her house but in a very short time, she became one of my best friends. She was a loyal and great friend who was there for me when I was at my lowest..that will never be forgotten! Lori, may you finally rest in peace 🙏 Good night my friend, sleep well, I love you 😘 🐾
Lori was a dear friend. I will miss her a great deal. We were friends for about ten or fifteen years.
I became friends with Lori on Facebook and she made me laugh so much! She will be sorely missed by many of us! Rest in peace sweet Lori!!!!