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May 14, 1936 - January 12, 2022

In accordance with her wish she will be laid to rest privately at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Evergreen, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to Chicago Public Schools, c/o the funeral home.

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Age 85, went to be with the Lord on January 12, 2022. She was born in Chicago, IL, on May 14, 1936, the daughter of the late Samuel and Hazel (Jupiter) Watt. Lorraine had a lifelong passion for learning and knowledge, a gift she would share with hundreds of students during the forty-six years she spent working for the Chicago Public School System. She shared her love of Dr. Seuss with everyone around her. More than teaching she loved helping and found ways to make a difference in the lives of all those she met. She was a voracious reader and enjoyed arts and culture. She loved attending musicals and was also a fan of Frank Sinatra, Billie Holliday, and many other great artists. Lorraine loved her family and was a proud and supportive mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She dearly loved and cared for her mother, Hazel, and was a very faithful daughter. She leaves behind the legacy of a life well lived and will be greatly missed by all those who loved and knew her. She is survived by her loving daughter, Robyn Watt and beloved son in law, Michael Baumstein; grandchildren, Lire Brow, Cody (Ashley) Baumstein; two great-grandchildren, Sophia Parker and Mikalynn Brow; nieces and nephews, Sylvia (Ricky) Brooks, Maxsyl Lyles, Jerry (Mario Cantone) Dixon, Windy Dixon, Ricky Dixon, Vince Dixon, Samuel Watt III, Hazel Watt, cousins, Alva Watt, Alice Judkins, Kevin Judkins, Melvin (Katie) Judkins, Linda Judkins and Antoinette Judkins; sister in law Eva Watt and many other family and friends. She was also preceded in passing by three siblings, Yvonne Dixon, Maxine Lyles and Sam Watt Jr.; nephews, Arthur Judkins, Sylvester Lyles Jr., Cameron Williams, and niece, Gwendolyn Judkins.