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“Dear Gary, Lori, Carmen and family, We were sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was an wonderful and generous woman who always put her...Read More »
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“We were close friends with Wally and Lottie for many years and send our deepest condolences to both Lori and Gary.Stanley and Doris Gurda ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Stanley Gurda - Pine Island, NY

“So very sorry for your loss. Aunt Lottie will be greatly missed. She was a very dear and sweet person! ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Rose Ann Andrydhak - Goshen, NY

“My deepest condolences to her family! She was always so kind to me when I was younger! ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Elena Andryshak - Bloomingburg, NY

“Aunt Lottie ,Im gonna miss you so much luv you with my whole heart and soul your goddaughter and niece Carol rutkowski harty ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Carol Rutkowski harty - NY

“I'm am so sorry for your lost she was a good person and a loving aunt ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Carol Rutkowski harty - NY

“A sweet and gentle soul . Rest in peace my dear aunt Lottie. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Andrea Gancarz Gillen - AZ

“Dear Aunt Lottie, I Will miss you my dear Aunt. I Remember when I was a little girl and being in your wedding . I felt so special. You will...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Patricia Shattuck - Middletown, NY


Loretta E. Lust of New Hampton, NY, formerly of Warwick, NY, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. She was 86.

The daughter of the late Andrew (Gantz) Gancarz & Anelia Serafin Gancarz, she was born on June 26, 1931 in New Hampton, NY.

She, along with her husband Walter, were co-owners of the Baskin-Robbins stores in the old Orange Plaza and Vails Gate. Prior to that, they operated a small family onion farm. She also was a former Clerical worker for Dun & Bradstreet and the Office of the Orange County District Attorney.

She is survived by her son, Gary Lust; daughter, Lori DeStefano & husband Carmen; granddaughter, Amy DeStefano; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Walter "Wally" Lust; brothers, Andrew Gancarz & Frank Gantz; and sisters, Genevieve Brozowski & Helen Rutkowski.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 8th from 3-8PM at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 County Route# 1, Pine Island, NY 10969.

A funeral mass will be held 11AM Saturday, December 9th at St. Stanislaus Church, 17 Pulaski Highway, Pine Island, NY 10969.

Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Pine Island, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Church c/o St. Joseph Church, 14 Glenmere Ave., Florida, NY 10921 or to your local humane society.