Lorraine Scafetta Schoemaker, “Ms. Hollywood,” 76, of Euharlee, Georgia, passed away on January 7, 2021.
Ms. Schoemaker was born on August 23, 1944, in Brooklyn, NY, to Michael Peter Scafetta and Mildred Carmella Scafetta. In 1959, the family settled in Miami, FL, where she graduated from Miami Norland Senior High School in Miami Gardens.
She was married to Robert Schoemaker in 1965, who preceded her in death, and they welcomed their only daughter, Michele Schoemaker Bedford, to the world in 1966. After raising her daughter in Hollywood, FL, Lorraine worked at Jerry’s Pizza in Boca Raton and Tony’s Pizza in Miami, both family-owned businesses. She moved to the Cartersville area where her career expanded from working with Taylor Construction to administration of M & D Gutters and Siding, the family business, owned by her daughter and son-in-law, Dennis Bedford.
Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Michele Schoemaker Bedford (Dennis); grandsons, Kirk Nicholas Stelter (Audrey) and Erick Loren Bedford; great-grandchildren, Alexis Carmella Stelter and Robert Clarence Stelter and longtime partner Frank Moreno; cousins, nieces and nephews: Tony and Dawn Cutaro, Jerry and June Cutaro, Frankie and Lori Fager, Betty Euliano, Carol Scafetta Barlett, and Wade Schoemaker Rogers.
Lorraine served as foster mom and mentor to many people in her lifetime, including Janice S. Rinaldo, Joyce Ebbighausen, Danielle Bartlett, Tonya Williams, Deanna Bedford Spires, Tammy Jones, Mishealle Williams, Vicki Gutlerrez, Michelle Saavedra, Tawney Huspeth, Zakir Bennett, and her Team National family.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, January 14, from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 15, 2020, at 11:00am in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home. She will be interred at Sunset Memory Gardens, Cartersville, Georgia, immediately following the funeral service. Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to post tributes and sign the online register.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120, has charge of the arrangements.