Lorraine Kaplan, 94


PLYMOUTH, MASS. – Lorraine Kaplan, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully at her home in Plymouth Mass. on Oct. 28. 

She was a kind, loving woman who was devoted to her family. She was born on July 24, 1924 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Lorraine is the daughter of the late Sarah and Nathan Katzman. At the age of ten she moved to Fall River, Mass., where she resided until the age of 80. After attending B.M.C. Durfee High School, she worked as a bookkeeper. In 1946 she married Samuel Kaplan, a sergeant in the U.S. Army, who had just returned from World War II.

She leaves her daughter Jerri Iris & husband, Alan Sher, from Los Angeles, Calif., Robin Gross and her late husband, Dr. Richard Gross, of Plymouth, MA, Neal Kaplan and his wife, Karen, of Providence, R.I. and Priscilla Kaplan and her husband, Jeffrey Prudhomme, of Menlo Park, Calif., She leaves her grandchildren; Amy and Kenneth Margulies, Heather and Charles McDaniel, Samantha and Adam Zirkin, Sarah Gross, Sandra Gross and John Hohmann III, Sergeant Seth Gross, Benjamin Prudhomme, Jordan Prudhomme, Hope Oliveira and Heather Oliveira. She also leaves her 10 great-grandchildren; Rachel, Justin, Adam, Craig, Griffin, Aerin, Jacob, Ronen, Rita and Johnny. She leaves her brother retired Lt. Col. Harold Katzman from Las Vegas, Nevada and her brother, the late Milton Katzman.

Lorraine will be remembered for her outgoing personality, her inspiration, versatility, warmth, understanding, and her ability to include everyone and anyone who came into her life.

Contributions in memory of Lorraine may be made to the Jewish War Veterans – Dept. of Mass., and mailed to: JWV c/o Nancy Goldstein, 51 Dehon St. Revere, MA 02151 or the Dr. Richard Gross Scholarship Fund, Eastern Bank, 71 Carver Rd., Plymouth, Mass. 02360.