Lorayne S. (Portnoy) Sharff

Published June 08, 2016, issue of June 16, 2016.

Lorayne S. (Portnoy) Sharff, late of Salem, formerly of Chelsea and Swampscott, entered into rest on June 7, 2016 at the age of 85 years.

Lorayne was the beloved wife of the late Sumner “Sonny” Sharff. She was the devoted mother of Wendy Sharff of N.Y., N.Y., and Amy Sharff and her husband Larry Shaffer of Needham. She was the cherished grandmother of Jenna and Joshua Shaffer of Needham. Lorayne was the loving sister of Richard Portnoy and his wife Shirley of Boca Raton, Fla., and the late Burton Portnoy and his wife Libby of Akron, Ohio. She was the dear sister-in-law Bonney Rega of Forest Park, Ill.

She was a lifelong member of Hadassah. Lorayne enjoyed entertaining family and friends at her home. She was a devoted and loyal wife, mother, friend and loving Bobi. Her wit and smile will be greatly missed.

Services will be held at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., Salem, on Thursday, June 9 at 11AM. Interment at Temple Shalom of Medford Cemetery, Peabody. Memorial observance following the interment on Thursday until 8PM and on Friday 2-7 PM at her late residence and will continue on Sunday 1-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the home of Amy Sharff and Larry Shaffer. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lorayne’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.

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