01/05/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Lorraine Clifton Ferguson
(07 June 1920 - 02 Jan 2012)
Newport News High School Class
Friends and Schoolmates,
There is more sad news
this Thursday morning.
Lorraine Clifton Ferguson, Class of 1937,
in Windsor, Connecticut on Monday, January 02, 2012 at the age of 91.
From the Daily Press - 01/05/12:
Lorraine Clifton Ferguson
WINDSOR, CONN. - Lorraine C. Ferguson, 91, of Windsor, beloved wife of
the late Philip T. Ferguson, died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at
St. Francis Hospital, Hartford.
She was born on June 7, 1920, in Newport News, Va., daughter of the late
Clyde and Bessie (Whitney) Clifton. Lorraine was a graduate of Newport
News High School with the class of 1937. A resident of Windsor, for over
50 years, she was a communicant of St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church in
Hartford. Lorraine was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and longtime season
ticket holder. She loved to read, crochet, work with home decorating and
make crafts. Lorraine also had a love of the arts, which included opera
and classical music. A kind, caring and loving mother, grandmother and
friend, she will be greatly missed.
She leaves her children, Kathleen Bruyette and her husband, Leo of
Exeter, N.H., Jane Whitney Ferguson of Pawtucket, R.I., Thomas M.
Ferguson of Boise, Idaho, and Peter E. Ferguson and his wife, Alison of
Highlands Ranch, Colo.; six grandchildren, Michael Bruyette and his
wife, Kristin, Lauren and Nicole Bruyette, and Dylan, Elizabeth and
Philip Ferguson, many nieces and nephews. She also leaves her lifelong
best friend, Agnes O'Shea of Windsor; and her faithful caregiver, Galla
She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Clifton.
Her family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012,
at Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at St.
Patrick-St. Anthony Church, 285 Church St., Hartford, Conn. Burial will
follow in Windsor Veteran's Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to , 501 St. Jude
Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or , 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ
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With deepest sympathy during
your time of mourning.
~ Carmon Funeral Homes, Inc., Windsor, Connecticut
I just want to express my
sympathy to you concerning the loss of your mother. I also want to
express my sympathy to Galla for her loss.
sincerest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Ferguson's family and friends at this difficult
Y'all take good care of each
other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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O Sacred Head Now
trans. by Paul Gerhardt and James W. Alexander
Music: Hans L. Hassler, 1564-1612; harm. by J.S. Bach, 1685-1750
1. O sacred Head, now wounded,
with grief and shame weighed down,
now scornfully surrounded
with thorns, thine only crown:
how pale thou art with anguish,
with sore abuse and scorn!
How does that visage languish
which once was bright as morn!
2. What thou, my Lord, has suffered
was all for sinners' gain;
mine, mine was the transgression,
but thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior!
'Tis I deserve thy place;
look on me with thy favor,
vouchsafe to me thy grace.
3. What language shall I borrow
to thank thee, dearest friend,
for this thy dying sorrow,
thy pity without end?
O make me thine forever;
and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
outlive my love for thee.
"O Sacred Head"
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"O Sacred Head"
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"Christ Carries His Cross" Painting courtesy of
Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of
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