Dorothy Lorayne Urdaneta, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by loving family and friends. She had just turned 93 on January 1st. We would like to express our gratitude to the compassionate and caring hospital staff members who tended to her in the final days.
She was born in 1923 in Loving, TX, one of seven children of the late Leonard and Ada Purselley. Lorayne married Rafael Urdaneta in 1941 and moved to Maracaibo, Venezuela where she lived for 71 years. Saratoga became her new home four years ago in order to be close to her daughter, Vivian. For a year and a half Lorayne resided at The Home of The Good Shepherd where she made good friends.
Lorayne was a wonderful and loving person who always put the needs of others before her own. Above all, Lorayne was absolutely devoted to her husband and children.
She is survived by her son, Rafael A. Urdaneta, her two daughters Vivian Urdaneta and Mavalynne Urdaneta, their spouses, 11 grandchildren , 21 great grandchildren, her youngest brother Wayne Purselley and wife Barbara and her widowed sister in law Frances Purselley.
At Lorayne’s request, she is being cremated. There will be no funeral home visitation. A Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 9th at 10:00 am at St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church, 231 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs with the Rev.Timothy Keating C.Ss.R. presiding.
In lieu of flowers or any other gifts, if you feel so inclined, please, do make a gift to your favorite cause.
Arrangements are under the direction of Compassionate Funeral Care, Inc, 402 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.