Loretta Maude Florian


Mrs. Loretta Maude Florian of Sprakers, NY
passed away peacefully on October 6, 2021, 12 days
shy of her 70th birthday, at her home surrounded by
her loving family.
She was born on October 18, 1951 in Amsterdam,
NY to Mr. Lawrence Perron and Mrs. Alberta Mosher
Perron. Loretta attended local schools graduating
from Fonda Fultonville High School, the class of
1969 before attending classes at FMCC.
Loretta worked for several local businesses over
the years including Beech Nut, Central National
Bank, and later NBT Bank, and owned her own restaurant,
Rainbow Garden. She retired in 2005.
Loretta was united in marriage to Mr. Russell Florian
on February 16, 2002. They remained lovingly
married until his passing in 2015.
In addition to her husband Loretta was preceded
in death by her father Lawrence Perron, brother
Gregory Perron, niece Nancy Lynn Swartz, sonin-
law Mark Johnson, as well as several aunts and
She is survived by her mother Alberta Voght,
daughters; Jeanna (Todd Frost) Johnson of Vernon,
VT, Laura (Cody) Silva of Merced, CA and Angela
(Ed) Dornburgh of Whitingham, VT, step children;
Russell (Melissa) Florian Jr., Shannon Florian, Michael
(Amanda) O’Toole, Shelley (Adam) Florian,
Stacey (CJ) Palmer, Scott Florian. She also leaves
behind her brothers Clifford Voght Jr. and Randy
(Marion) Perron, sisters Mary (Elmer) Field, Clara
(Jim) McWayne, Caroline (Ed) Swartz, aunt Betty
Dillenbeck, grandchildren; Manjot, Sapan Singh,
and Elija Silva, Codie and Cameron Johnson, Emma
Gene, Noah, Abel, Milo, and Quinn Dornburgh, step
grandchildren; Brandon and Hunter Florian, Collin
Dawley, Alexis Lamphere, Anthony, and Kathryn La-
Porta, Irelynd Waufle, Jenna and Samantha Palmer,
and Kiaira, Scott Jr., and Savannah Florian as well
as her great-grandchildren; Hudson Lawrence, Madelyn,
and Mark Johnson in addition to her many
loved and cherished nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Loretta avidly fought COPD and MAC infection
with tenacity and grace. She will be remembered
for her strength, kindness and her amazingly generous
and loving spirit. Loretta shared a love of many
friends, especially three very special lifelong friends
dear to her heart; Joyce Darrow, Karen Lavoie, Jeannie
Conte. Loretta loved to no end. She especially
enjoyed going to the casino, having hot dogs, many
rides and being with her mother, shopping sprees
and time together. Loretta shared a special bond
with her mother; they were the definition of best
friends. Loretta shared coffee with friends and family
and always made sure you were loved and well-nourished
in her presence.
Loretta relished in her flower garden and her
home. She was known to her family as mom, Gigi,
grandma Ny or Grandma Freight Train. Loretta was
everyone’s friend. Her eyes were kind, her smile
beautiful, her heart was gentle and full of love, her
touch comforting to all.
A Graveside Service will take place on Sunday, October
17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery.
A Celebration of Loretta’s life will take place at the
Moose Lodge #853 205 Erie Blvd, Canajoharie, NY
13317 immediately following the graveside service.
Flowers may be sent directly to the cemetery. In
lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community
Hospice or a foundation of your choosing.
Please visit Loretta’s memorial at brbsfuneral.com

By Jim Grandy

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