Lorraine (Urtz) Covell

Lorraine (Urtz) Covell

ILION – Lorraine (Urtz) Covell, age 88, a longtime resident of Fourth Street, Village of Ilion, passed away peacefully, on Saturday morning, April 20, 2024, in Ilion, New York.

She was born on October 25, 1935, in Ilion, a daughter of the late Clarence C. and Bertha (Shutts) Urtz. She was a graduate of Ilion High School, ‘Class of 1955.’ For 34 years, she worked with the New York Telephone Company, Herkimer and Utica, as a telephone operator. She retired in January 1992. As a testimony to her dedicated work career, she was a member of the Telephone Company Pioneers. She was a communicant of the Church of the Annunciation, in Ilion. Lorraine spent the most comfortable and rewarding moments of her life with family and friends at the camp on Canadarago Lake. In her leisure time she always enjoyed the company of her cats.

She is survived by her beloved family: her brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Joyce Urtz, of Richfield Springs; her niece, Wendy (Urtz) Chapman and her husband, Bradley, of Richfield Springs; her nephew, Jeffrey Crutcher and his wife, Susan, of Poughkeepsie, New York; her great-niece and great-nephew, Bambi and Rock; and several cousins.

Lorraine was predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Bertha; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Jane Urtz; and her nephew, David Urtz.

Family and friends are invited to calling hours, on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at the Applegate-Day and Enea Family Funeral Home’s larger location, at 4309 Acme Road (old Main Street) between Ilion and Frankfort.

Her Funeral Mass will be held after the calling hours, on Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m., at the Church of the Annunciation, West Street, Ilion. All are welcome to attend. Burial will follow after the Funeral Mass, at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frankfort.

In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Herkimer County Humane Society, 514 State Rte 5S, Mohawk, NY 13407.

Lorraine’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to her long time friend and family Funeral Director, Don Applegate.

Online condolences may be left at www.applegateandday.com on the Internet.