SALEM, Ohio – Lorna Rae Borrelli, 74, of Salem, Ohio, passed away at her home early Friday morning, September 1, 2017.
Lorna was born in Industry, Pennsylvania on April 12, 1943, the daughter of the late James and Lorna (Hughes) Hamilton.
Her family moved to the Salem area when she was six years old but traveled between Fort Myers, Florida and Salem giving her the opportunity to attend school in both towns.
She trained as a surgical technician at Doctor’s Hospital in Massillon.
She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Salem.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed caring for her birds and dogs but especially loved to spend time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, David A. Borrelli of Salem, whom she married on October 10, 1986; her son, Rev. James (Patty) Barnes of Louisville, Kentucky; a sister, Helaine Mercer of Salem and four stepchildren, Kathi Davis of Hanoverton, Daniel Borrelli of North Lima, Richard (Madelyn) Borrelli and David Allen Borrelli, both of Huntington Beach, California. She is also survived by six grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Edward L. Barnes II on August 13, 2014.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, September 6 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Salem with Fr. Jeffrey Mickler, SSP, from St. Paul Monastery officiating.
Burial will take place at Salem Grandview Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Brown Funeral Home, 510 Jennings Avenue Salem, Ohio, 44460. (330) 337-6363. Friends may send their online condolences and register online at www.brownfhonline.com.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, September 5 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. MyYTV, 9:58 a.m. on FOX, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.