Loretta R Denman
Cherished wife, mother, grandmother in Summit
Loretta Regina Denman passed away on Easter Sunday, March 27 at the age of 85. She was the loving wife of Jack for sixty four years. Loretta was born in New York City, moving to New Jersey when she was just a child. Despite living in New Jersey almost all her life, New York was her kind of town.
She and Jack raised their nine children in Summit: Jack, Rob (Jackie), Ric (Mimi), Kevin (Judy), Brian (Joan), Loretta (Mike), Nancy (Gene), Jamie and Paul. They also have twenty four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Her father was Roger Luria, of Paris, France and her mother was Loretta Powers of New York City. In a house of Irishmen, Loretta was proud of her French ancestry.
Throughout her life she was active in her church, her community and in all of her kid’s activities. She was a den mother involved with Cub and Girl Scouts, coached basketball and softball, as well as an active participant in all the school plays, concerts, sporting events for her kids and grandkids. She was a busy athlete herself playing tennis, paddle tennis and golf, as well as hoops in the backyard with the kids. She had a wicked set shot from corner. Through her participation of events at St.Teresa’s, Copper Springs and Canoe Brook Country Club, she and Jack developed a wealth of longtime friendships. An engaging conversationalist, an easy laugh, typically followed by a “who loves you baby”. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 10:45 am at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 306 Morris Ave., Summit. Interment St. Teresa’s Cemetery. Visiting hours, Wednesday, 7-9 pm and Thursday, 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St. Chatham.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Loretta’s memory would be gratefully appreciated to Camp Fatima of New Jersey, PO Box 654, Harrison, NJ 07029.