Lorraine L. Lester was often the life of a party. A homemaker, she loved to cook and to make people laugh, said her daughter Elizabeth Lester. Mrs. Lester, an Amagansett resident for many years, died on Oct. 6 at the Riverhead Care Center of complications from diabetes. She was 82.
She was born in Sag Harbor on Dec. 8, 1929, a daughter of Louis Rangel and the former Helen Lee. She grew up in Southampton, and in September 1951 married Harry Lester of Amagansett.
Mr. Lester survives, as do four children. Besides Elizabeth Lester, who lives in Springs, they are Harry Lester Jr. of Amagansett, Jeff Lester of Springs, and Lisa Lester of Port Jefferson. She also leaves a brother, Carlos Rangel of Hampton Bays, and two sisters, Dolores King of East Hampton and Tessie Lester of Amagansett. Another sister, Marie Schwarz, predeceased her. She leaves 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Elizabeth Lester’s, the Rev. Anthony L. Larson of the Springs Presbyterian Church officiating. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, Va. 22311.