Lorraine C. Olstein


Olstein, Lorraine C., 98, died Monday, February 24, 2020 at home.  She was the beloved wife of the late Sumner Olstein. Born in East Boston, MA, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Edith (Block) Dorn, she had lived in Cranston for 45 years, previously living in Dorchester area for 33 years.  Lorraine was a member of the Air Force Historical Society with her husband.  She loved genealogy and wrote her five-generation family history.

Loving mother of David Olstein (Patrick Madden) of Cranston, RI and Barbara Tenenbaum (Joel) of Brockton, MA.  Dear sister the late William, Robert and Richard Dorn, Sylvia Eyges, Evelyn Orenstein and Ruth Kostlan.  Loving grandmother of Beth-Lori and Seth-Adam. Cherished great-grandmother of Jaden, Kya and Luke.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, February 27th at 2:00 p.m. in RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd, Ste. 3004, Warwick, RI 02886.  Shiva will be observed at 41 Beeckman Ave., Cranston on Thursday from 5-7 p.m.


  1. Steven Orenstein
    Feb 24, 2020

    I will miss her unique soul and special love

  2. Eileen & Michael Collopy
    Feb 25, 2020

    Barbara, Joel, Seth-Adam,Rob, Beth-Lori and her husband and children, Jaden, Kya and Luke. We are so sorry for your loss. She has lived a full life. You are all in our thoughts and we are thinking of you in your time of sorrow.

  3. Lynne Dorn Charland
    Feb 25, 2020

    Auntie Lorraine was a very special aunt. She was so loving and kind and always sang your praises. She prayed for her family and others every night. She was kind, courageous and independent. She designed, printed and sent out the most beautiful cards for special occasions. Her smile and laughter could light up a room. She is finally with her beloved and dearly missed husband and her brothers and sisters. Out of pain… Rest In Peace Aunte Lorraine. We will miss you terribly ❤️

  4. Kathy Cerwin
    Feb 26, 2020

    Barbara, I never met your mom, but I know that loosing a parent is always hard on the family. Sending prayers for you and your family to know she is not in anymore pain or discomfort. Always know that I am here for you to talk to any time. I pray she has made peace with God and is with him.
    Love you, Your long time friend, Kathy

  5. Terry-Jo
    Mar 4, 2020

    To my loving aunt. Will miss you so much. After my parents were gone you made me feel like they were still around. I could call you anytime. You replaced the phone calls I could no longer have with them. Say hi to the family. Rest In Peace

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