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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette

Lorraine Schenk Payne

Lorraine Schenk Payne, 92, born and raised in Hammonton, transitioned into Eternity peacefully at home with family by her side on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

Lorraine was a hard-working, loving mother of four blessed children, an enthusiastic attendee at all athletic or other events her children participated in. She worked at the family owned South Jersey Laundry & Dry Cleaners, served her town as a Sunday school teacher at The Presbyterian Church, as Girl Scout Leader and Den Mother. She was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan to the end.

Lorraine is predeceased by her husband, Douglas, and eldest son, Frederic H. Long Jr.

She is survived by sons, Steven Long of Tampa, Fla. and Michael Long Sr. (Marie Tomasello) of Hammonton; her daughter, Patricia Kowalewski of Pleasantville; and Douglas’s children, Douglas Payne, Cindy Berenato and Allen Payne (Lois). Lorraine is also survived by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in her memory to The Presbyterian Church of Hammonton, 326 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, NJ 08037. Condolences may be offered through the Carnesale Funeral Home at

Arrangements made by Carnesale Funeral Home.


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