Raiden, Lorraine Roache
(Margaret) Lorraine Raiden, 74, passed away on April 22, 2021, following a long battle with a neurological illness. Lorraine was born on September 15, 1946 in the District of Columbia to parents Bernard Roache and Frances Roache.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Elwyn Glenn Raiden Jr., and children Michael Glenn Raiden (wife Erica Raiden) who reside in Herndon, VA; and Renee Raiden Boyer (husband John Boyer) who reside in Blacksburg, VA. Lorraine and her husband, Glenn spent most of their life in Northern Virginia, first in Springfield, VA, then later retiring to Philmont, VA. In June 2020, Lorraine and Glenn moved to Blacksburg, VA.
In addition to her husband and children, Lorraine is also survived by her Grandchildren – Adeline and Marin Boyer (Blacksburg, VA); Siblings – Raymond Roache (wife Joan Roache, New Smyrna Beach, FL), Mary Frances Lutzio (Annapolis, MD), Terry Looney (husband Denny Looney, Ocean City, MD), Bill Roache (wife Joan Roache, Ocean City, MD) and Michael Roache (Columbus, OH); Brother-in-law John Raiden (wife Rebecca Raiden, Ft. Worth, TX) and Sister-in-law Mary Raiden (Ft Worth TX); nieces and nephews – Robert Roache, Kathy Fengya, Christine Morin, Nick Lutzio, Brian Lutzio, Kimberly Looney, Tina Looney, Kristopher Roache, Eric Roache, Jennifer Lilley, Jessica Roache, Michael Roache, Sara Roache and Heather Raiden;. She loved her large extended family and was preceded in death by her parents, father in-law & mother in-law – Elwyn and Doris Raiden; brothers – Bernie Roache and Jack Roache, brother-in-law – Nick Lutzio and nieces – Megan Looney and Lori Roache. She also has numerous great nieces and nephews that she found joy in.
Lorraine spent her life raising her two children, which involved traveling to numerous sporting events and other activities. She always opened her home to her children’s friends and in some ways her children’s friends were extended family, always welcome, often spending the night, or even accompanying the family on vacations. Perhaps her greatest loves were her two Shetland sheepdogs, Ginger and Brandy. Lorraine will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
The family will hold a private burial service at Westview Cemetery in Blacksburg, Virginia. The family will receive guests during a celebration of her life which will be held at the Hahn Horticulture Garden in Blacksburg at a later date this summer. If anyone feels led to donate in her honor, please consider Northern Virginia Sheltie Rescue (nvsr.org). Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.