Lorraine Harriet Primeau
Lorraine Harriet Primeau

February 22, 1914 - April 11, 2018
Born in Dubuque, Iowa
Resided in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
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Lorraine Primeau passed away in Grosse Pointe on April 11.
Lorraine was born in Dubuque, Iowa on February 22 1914 to Harry and Mary Salot. The family moved to Detroit in the twenties. She attended Michigan State, majoring in economics. Early on, she became interested in teaching, and took further training, ultimately launching a career in kindergarten education. She was the author of several books for children, and one on the teaching of kindergarten pupils. She taught a generation of Detroiters, at least a few of whom became teachers themselves.

Lorraine was musically talented, playing the bass viol among other instruments. As a teenager she played in Washington D.C. for President Herbert Hoover. For decades she was a bass player with the Grosse Pointe Symphony. Fond of outdoor sports, she was attracted to figure skating. She was a founding member of the Detroit Skating Club.

Marriage came late, but Lorraine and her beloved George enjoyed 24 years together before his passing. They were especially attracted to world travel, and looked forward each spring to a trip to Hawaii .

Lorraine was predeceased by her brothers Russell, Duncan and Nevin. Surviving are nephews Roger Salot, M.D. and William Salot M.D.; nieces Carol Carrico, Virginia Combs, and Rev. Susan Gaumer ; stepdaughter Julie Primeau Johnson

A memorial service will be held for Lorraine on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.

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Memorial Service
Grosse Pointe Memorial Church
16 Lake Shore Drive
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI US 48236
Saturday, May 5, 2018
11:00 AM