Lorraine Viguerie Daniel (Lorry) passed away peacefully on Monday, July 27, 2020, at the age of 91 due to natural causes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hartman C. Daniel (Harpy); her daughter, Gayle Daniel Johnson; and her parents, Romain L. Viguerie and Margaret Brown Viguerie.
Lorraine attended St. Mary of the Pines in Chattawa, MS, for her first two years of high school and moved back to New Orleans for her final two years at St. Mary’s Dominican High School, of which she was a proud graduate in 1946. She attended secretarial school and met her future husband, Harpy, through his sister, a co-worker at C.A. Sporl Insurance. Lorry and Harpy married on June 2, 1951, and had a beautiful 45-year marriage. Lorry was a sweet, loving person, who wasdevoted to her family and friends. She loved to play bridge and played twice a week with two different bridge groups. She also loved to travel with her family and friends, sail with her husband on their various boats, and was quite a talented cook/chef, with many of her recipes still being replicated in the kitchens of her family members today! She had too many strengths to mention, but they included the gifts of joy and optimism in all situations; a strong faith that carried her through tough times; the knack of knowing the perfect presents to purchase for her children and grandchildren; a funny sense of humor, punctuated with her big smile and quick laugh; but her greatest gift of all was probably as a loving caregiver – her devotion to both her husband and daughter as they fought cancer was a witness of Christ’s love and was admired and noted by all. Lorry was an active parishioner in St. Angela Merici parish’s founding years, and remained a devoted Catholic throughout her life, no matter the condition of her health.
Lorry is survived by two sons, Richard H. Daniel, MD (Barbara) and Thomas R. Daniel (Miriam); a son-in-law, Patrick Johnson, Jr (Laurie); nine grandchildrenand ten great-grandchildren: Patrick Johnson III, MD (Anne), and their children Patrick IV, Alder, and Cicely; Daniel Johnson, MD (Katherine), and their children Abigayle, Adelaide, and Genevieve; Michael Johnson (Jessica), and their daughter Isabel; Matthew Daniel (Caitlin), and their son, Graham; Allison Daniel (fiancé Kevin); Emily Daniel; Caroline Daniel Pilgrim (Zach); Laura Daniel Bailey (Brennan), and their children Luke and Lily; and John Daniel (Ally). She is also survived by loving friends and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
A private Funeral Mass will be held at St. Rita Catholic Church, Harahan, LA, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to St. Rita Food Pantry at 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, LA 70123 in lieu of flowers.
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