Lorraine (Lori) Cetlinski Fithian

November 12, 2020

Age 94, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2020. She was born in Detroit, MI, on July 31, 1926. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Fithian; her parents, Frank and Mary Paskiewicz Cetlinski; her nine siblings; and her sister-in-law, Loretta Fithian (Eugene) Ruttle. She is survived by four generations of loving nieces and nephews and their spouses in both her Cetlinski and Ruttle families. Lori served God as Sister Corrine, a member of the Racine Dominicans for over 25 years. She was a talented and dedicated music teacher in schools in Wisconsin and Michigan. Having discerned a different path for her life, she left the community in 1969, met Charlie, and was happily married to him from 1970 until his death in 2002. Lori was a gentle but determined woman, a person who loved and learned from the children she taught, someone filled with empathy for those in difficult circumstances, and a person who enjoyed life to the fullest. Even in challenging physical circumstances in the last years of her life, she remained sweet and appreciative of the smallest kindness, greeting everyone with her joyful smile. Both she and her family are particularly thankful to the caregivers in the Asbury Heights community who tended to her needs with sensitivity and warmth. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later time when family and friends can safely assemble to celebrate Lori's life. Family respectfully suggests contributions in Lori's name to Racine Dominican/Support for Retired Sisters, 5635 Erie St., Racine, WI 53402 racinedominicans.org FREYVOGEL-SLATER FUNERAL DIRECTORS, Bethel Park, entrusted with funeral arrangements. www.slaterfuneral.com
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