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“Thank you Lorna for bringing the love light and joy of your spirit and soul to this world, and through your children who carrying this part of you on...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Kimberly Mallett - Toronto

“I'm so very sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 28 | Posted by: Terry Mackie - melrose, MA

“I'm so sorry!!!She will be missed by many!!! ”
3 of 28 | Posted by: teresa - melrose, MA

“We are very sorry for your loss. Although we did not know Lorna, we do know Greg and Gail and can tell from their character, depth and grace that she...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Ted Drozdowski - Nashville, TN

“Greg and Gail, That's a beautiful story about the red hawk. Your mom was blessed to have such loving kids. She sounds like a lovely person. I wish...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Jean Hangarter - Boston, MA

“Rick and family, So sorry about the untimely loss of your mother. You are in our prayers. ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: Liz Nuyts - Geilenkirchen

“Dear Dennis and the Sarni family, I was very sorry to hear of your loss, for which you have my deepest sympathies. I sincerely wish you all the...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: John Yacoub - Brooklyn, NY

“Dear Barbara I am sorry to make contact with you after all these years at your time of sorrow rather than of joy. I will celebrate Mass for the...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Father McDonagh - MA

“We offer our prayers and sincere condolences to both the Sarni and Lawson families. Lorna will be remembered by all of us for her gentle and loving...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: The Dittmer's (Myron, Rose, Julie-Anne, Joanna, Thomas) - MA

“To Mr Sarni, Greg, Gail and the Sarni Family. Our heartfelt condolences for your loss. God Bless you and your family. ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: Mark, Jason and Jeremy Gravell - CT

“Uncle Ralph and my wonderful cousins, Remembering all the happy family times in Melrose as we celebrate the extraordinary life of Lorna Sarni. God...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: James Sarni - Oakland Park, FL

“Gail & the Sarni Family, So very sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by happy memories in this difficult time. ”
12 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Ricciardelli - East Hartford, CT

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Ann Michigan-Lyall and Family ”
13 of 28 | Posted by: Ann Michigan-Lyall - Melrose, MA

“I have such fond memories at the Sarni home and Mrs Sarni was there for most of them. Both Mr and Mrs Sarni opened their home and hearts to all of us...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Lynda (Walsh) Garron - Melrose, MA

“Dear Bob: I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. ”
15 of 28 | Posted by: Maureen Holman - Doble Engineering - MA

“Dear Bob, My deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. God Bless you and your family. Sue ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Sue / Doble - Marlboro, MA

“Greg, my heartfelt sympathy to and your family. Your memories will stay in your heart forever. Today find a smile, she would want that. Love Elaine ”
17 of 28 | Posted by: Elaine Troughton Cook - Salem, MA

“To Greg, Gail, and the whole Sarni family; so sad to hear the news. Zoe and I wish for the best during these trying times. ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: Rick Alpert - Quincy, MA

“Dear Mr. Sarni, So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Lorna. She was a lovely, gracious woman who I'll always remember fondly. You are in...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Liz McNamara Liwo - Melrose, MA

“GAIL & RICHARD, I AM SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOM'S DEATH TODAY. YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF DURING...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: CHICKIE DEMEO - ROSLINDALE, MA

“Dear Greg, Gail, and the extended Sarni Family - our hearfelt condolences to you all. May you find peace in the happy memories of Lorna's long and...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Linda Harvey/Phil Monica - Boston, MA

“My deepest sympathy to all the Sarni's and all those who were blessed by Lorna's love. She touched my life at a very young age and I have carried...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Mary (Alfano) Judge - Wakefield, MA

“Bob, so sorry to hear of your loss, a mother is just such a special person. I lost mine a few years ago, the pain is still there. ”
23 of 28 | Posted by: William Fernihough - Surrey

“My thoughts and prayers are very much with the Sarni Family. ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: Jan - Watertown, MA

“Ralph and Family, Lorna was a terrific lady. She took pleasure in her family, her home and her yard. She knew what was important in life and was...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: Valerie Lane - Saugus, MA

“To the Sarni Family - We are so sorry for your loss. Lorna was such a sweet and lovely lady. Our sincerest condolences to all of you. - Peter and...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Lisa Lund - Nashua, NH

“To the Sarni Family, and especially my buddy Dennis:my sincerest condolences on the loss of your mom, wife and aunt. She was a wonderful lady, and...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Kent A. Wilson - Lisle, IL

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: John Gately, Fred Sprague & Steve Bartholowmew - MA


Lorna Sarni 85, entered into rest May 8, surrounded by love. Born in a log cabin in Menan, Idaho, she met her husband of 66 years Ralph, at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside California, who left two weeks later to serve the Marine Corps in the Pacific during WWII. She is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Vivian; sisters Donna, Edna, Zelda and brothers Rand and Lyle Lawson. She is survived by her brother Gary Lawson and wife Kathy of Carlsbad, California. Also survived by her children: Barbara and her late husband Joe Mitchell, Dennis and Terry Sarni of California, Rick and Sue Sarni of the Netherlands, Bob Sarni of Melrose, Greg Sarni and Sharon Walsh of Melrose and Groton, and Gail Sarni and Rich Batt of Cambridge. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She enjoyed her life in nature and music. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 12th at 9:15AM. Funeral Mass in the Church of the Incarnation 425 Upham St., Melrose on Wednesday, May 12th at 10:30AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours on Tuesday from 5-7PM. Burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Donations in her name may be sent to Blues Trust, 75 Altamont Ave. Melrose, MA 02176.