Wappingers Falls – Loretta P. Lane, 87, an area resident since 1974 and formerly of Garrison, died on April 24, 2021.
Born on April 10, 1934 on Bell Island, Newfoundland, Canada, she was the daughter of Gerald and Bertha Ford. Loretta was employed as a health care worker for the Cardinal Hayes Home in Millbrook. She enjoyed playing cards with the “girls.” She also enjoyed Bingo, and she ice skated into her 60s. Loretta loved watching her grandson play hockey and was an avid fan of the New York Rangers.
On August 25, 1955 on Bell Island, Loretta married James B. Lane who predeceased her on August 2, 2001. She was also predeceased by her son, Terrence Paul Lane; and her siblings Rev Ford, Eddie Ford, Bart Ford, Margaret Ash and Raymond Ford.
Loretta is survived by her sons, James “Randy” Lane and his wife Elizabeth, and Joseph Lane; her grandson, James Lane; her great-granddaughter, Emma Jean Lane; her brother, William Ford; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family would like to thank the members of the East Fishkill Police Department for their kindness toward Loretta throughout the years.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 5-8pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday at 10am at St. Denis Church, 602 Beekman Road, Hopewell Junction followed by interment in St. Denis Cemetery.