WESTBROOK - Lorraine Shirley Stanhope, 84, died peacefully, August 13, 2013, at her residence. She was born November 23, 1929 in Portland, a daughter of Oscar Alfred and Lena Mae Toulouse Henderson. Lorraine was educated locally and was a graduate of Portland High School. She married Gordon T. Stanhope, Sr. May 29, 1947, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Portland and began raising her family. Lorraine adored children and was a loving childcare provider. She raised her family and provided supported childcare facilities and orphanages across the world. Lorraine traveled the world over; supporting her husband in is careers in the U.S. Air Force and Merchant Marine. She received the Air Force Honorable Wife Award. Lorraine's love of animals was truly amazing and she contributed to many animal shelters along with owning many animals all her life. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Helen Alexander of Gray. Surviving are: her husband of 66 years of Westbrook; two daughters, Jenny Martin husband Dean of Columbus, Ohio, Mary Lou Norell and her husband Robert of Scarborough; a son, Gordon T. Jr., and his wife Mary Jo of South Portland; a sister, Joyce Grimaldi and her husband Louis of Portland; a brother, Robert Henderson of South Portland; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. A period of visitation will be held from 9:00 - 11:00 am, Saturday, at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland; followed by an 11:00 am funeral service at the chapel. Burial will be in Forest City Cemetery, South Portland.Online condolences may be expressed below.