June R. Lorentz

Posted March 03, 2014, at 6:05 p.m.

PITTSGROVE, N.J. – June R. Lorentz, 91, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and dear friend went to be with her loving husband Raymond G. and son William R. Lorentz on the eve of her late sons birthday, Feb. 27, 2014. What a wonderful present Bill received. June was born April 9, 1922, in Frostburg, Md., one of seven children to Richard and Nellie (Arnold) Callin.

June married Ray, the love of her life on July 1, 1944, and had three children; Dianne, Bill and Lorie. They worked side by side for over 50 years, farming in Vineland, a hunting lodge in Patten, Maine Christmas trees, and guest houses in Cape May, N.J. She enjoyed sharing the rewards of hard work sunning and shelling on Sanibel Island, Fla. Mon loved her family dearly, blanketing us with her beautiful afghans and telling her stories of days gone by. She loved her cabin in Maine, especially in the fall, all the beautiful colors and making homemade applesauce from the treasured dutchess tree. She touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her devoted daughters and their husbands, Dianne and Gregory Banks of Pittsgrove, N.J., and Lorie and Kent Smallwood of Patten; eight wonderful grandchildren and 11 precious to her heart great-grandchildren; many special nieces and nephews and brothers and sisters-in-law.

There will be a graveside service for family and friends 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, at Oakhill Cemetery, Delsea Drive, Vineland, N.J. Following the service will be a celebration of her 91 years. We would like to thank Lisa of Inspira Hospice and Cheryl of Heartland Hospice. Your gentle kindness was very helpful and much appreciated. Thank you Jaime (granddaughter) and Larry Pustizzi for sharing your home the past 11 years. She dearly appreciated her restful nights and comfortable home. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity or plant a tree. Love you more than you’ll ever know momma…..xox. Written condolences may be sent to: rocapshannon@aol.com.

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