Lorraine Rita Moran Warren, renowned ghost hunter and paranormal researcher of "Amityville Horror" fame, will be buried in the "haunted" Fairfield County cemetery at Stepney Village in Monroe, where people have claimed to see a White Lady roaming the grounds.
Warren, who died on Thursday, April 18, at her Monroe home at the age of 92, was half of the husband and wife team of Ed and Lorraine Warren, known as the “ Seekers of the Supernatural”.
The Warrens founded the New England Society for Psychic Research in 1952. Called “ America’s top Ghost hunters” the team was often asked to assist in numerous police investigations involving satanic ritualistic murders and were in high demand by hundreds of colleges and universities to speak on the subject of the supernatural, said her obituary.
Warren and her husband, Ed Warren, co-authored 10 books on the subject of the supernatural. Together, they were the inspiration for what is now known as “ The Conjuring Universe”, a series of feature motion pictures, which include “ The Conjuring”, “ The Conjuring 2”,” Annabelle” “ Annabelle Creation”, “ Annabelle Comes Home”, and “ The Nun”. A third Conjuring film will begin filming this summer, her obituary said.
They were among only a handful of investigators asked to investigate the Amityville Horror Case and were consultants on the first "Amityville Horror" film.
Survivors include her daughter, Judy Spera and her husband Tony, two grandchildren, Heather Ann Mann and her husband Matthew and Christopher McKinnell of Monroe, three great-grandchildren, Kyle and Brianna Denlinger and Michael McKinnell, a great great granddaughter Maia, sister Doris Plavnicky and her husband John of Stratford, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, Cory Denlinger and her brother James Moran.
A visitation for friends and family will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull.
Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, April 24, at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, 6948 Main St., Trumbull. Interment will follow in Stepney Village Cemetery, in Monroe, where her late husband Ed Warren was laid to rest in 2006.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to an animal charity of your choice.
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