Lorraine Koury, Syracuse native and longtime owner of Boom Babies on Wescott Street, passed away on Thursday evening, September 15th, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, after a short illness. She was surrounded by family and loved ones. Lorraine was a well-known and respected businesswoman, much loved by her employees and a multitude of dear friends.
She is survived by sisters, Donna (Syracuse, NY) and Annette (Sunrise, Florida), and brothers, Joe (Washington, DC) and Fred (Minneapolis, MN), as well as several nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Peter Gifford, parents, Mitchell and Rosanna, and sister, Michele.
Lorraine was one-of-a-kind: a brilliant light in the world, full of life, love, artistic flair, and generosity. She will be missed by many.
Lorraine's Life Celebration will begin on Friday, October 21st with calling hours being held from 3-7 pm at Burns- Garfield "A Life Celebration Home" 3175 East Genesee St. Syracuse. Prior to calling hours a procession in Lorraines honor through her beloved Westcott neighborhood will begin at 1:45 PM at Burns-Garfield Funeral Home, The procession will drive through the Westcott neighborhood, pause at Boom Babies, then return to the funeral home.
On Saturday October 22nd, following a private cemetery service, A Celebration of Life will be held at Drumlins, 800 Nottingham Rd., Syracuse from 11am-3pm.
Donations can be directed to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
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