We are saddened to announce that Lorraine Sciulli, longtime Vice President of the Juniper Park Civic Association, passed away on Wednesday, November 29th at the age of 82.
Lorraine was a member of Community Board #5 for more than two decades and an active participant in the life of her community for more than 35 years.
A resident of Middle Village since 1939, Ms. Sciulli grew up adjacent to Juniper Valley Park where she enjoyed playing league sports. She attended Resurrection Ascension Grammar School and Grover Cleveland High School. Upon graduating, Ms. Sciulli went to work in an investment counsel firm for approximately 15 years, was an associate and registered representative in the National Association of Security Dealers (NASD), and at one point held a real estate license.
Around 1980, Ms. Sciulli began her affiliation with the JPCA and, by 1990, had become active full-time. At JPCA, in addition to serving as first vice president, she also served as editor and advertising manager for the Juniper Berry Newsletter and was chair of the membership committee. In short, no matter what the JPCA was doing, she was always involved in it.
Ms. Sciulli was married to her husband John for 63 years and had a daughter, Carol, and four grandsons. She was honored in the past for her many contributions to the community by Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and Assembly Member Marge Markey, and she also received the JPCA Lifetime Achievement Award. She was named one of New York State's Women of Distinction for 2012, an honor given annually to one woman in each of the state's 62 Senate districts. She was nominated by State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr.
Her energy and dedication were without parallel, and the people of Queens owe a great debt of gratitude to Ms. Sciulli for her many efforts on their behalf.