Lorraine M. (Calise) Going Obituary


Lorraine Marie (Calise) Going, of Middletown, passed away peacefully at Newport Hospital on August 8, 2022 with her loving family by her side.

Lorraine was born in Providence on September 27, 1940 to Andrew Calise and Loretta (Champeau) Calise. She attended St. Theresa High School where she won the Rhode Island American Legion’s 21st Annual Public Speaking Contest.

After high school, Lorraine attended Emmanuel College in Boston, MA, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. She was the first in her family to graduate from college.

Lorraine married Joseph B. Going (deceased) on August 18, 1962 and moved to Alexandria, VA until moving to Middletown RI in 1964 and later to Newport, RI where she and Joe purchased the Isaac Bell home.

Still interested in preserving the Isaac Bell House and its history, Lorraine applied for Federal Historic Landmark designation for the property and began the preservation process. It was there that she raised six children and welcomed countless young friends of her children.

A kind and hardworking soul, Lorraine worked as a substitute teacher in Newport and Middletown, then worked for over 20 years as a dispatcher for the Newport Police Department while raising her six children, caring for her mother and doing run a big house.

Lorraine was very generous with her time, volunteering at St. Mary’s Church and later at St. Lucy’s Church where she savored the community. After Joe passed away, she volunteered for VNS Hospice Services and Meals on Wheels. She has supported countless charities and been international godmother to several children over the years.

Her favorite things in the world were her husband, her children, her 10 grandchildren, Sachuest Point, gardening and Jeopardy! She was an incredible cook, drawing on her father’s traditions from many Italian aunts. She had a sharp and lively mind that will be missed. Her devout Catholic faith was a source of strength, love and generosity that she shared freely. She loved many and was loved by many. All who knew her would agree that Lorraine was a woman of supreme grace.

She is survived by her brother Eugène Calise and his wife Nancy; his six children, Joanna Going (Los Angles, CA), Carla Lundquist and her husband Randy (Woonsocket, RI), Andrew Going (Warren, RI), Martin Going and his wife Lynn (Warwick, RI), Paul Going and his wife Cara Kaiser (Fanwood, NJ), David Going and his wife Teresa (Alameda, CA); and her grandchildren, Jamie, Eric, Andrea, Dylan, Quinn, Eliza, Nora, Tessa, Tommy and Loretta.

Visiting hours will be Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 4 to 7 p.m. at O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St, Newport. A Christian Burial Mass will be held Friday, August 12, 2022 at St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Rd, Middletown at 10 a.m. The burial will be private. For online tributes and more information, please visit www.oneillhayes.com.

Posted on August 09, 2022

Posted in Newport Daily News


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