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Lori Kanestrin

Lori Kanestrin

Thursday, March 24th, 1960 - Saturday, April 20th, 2019
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Lori Jean Delia Kanestrin, 59, of East Setauket, Long Island, passed away peacefully at home on April 20, 2019.
Lori was born on March 24, 1960 in Huntington, Long Island, the youngest daughter of five children, three daughters and two sons, of Pat Delia and Emma Ghiringhelli Delia. She was educated on Long Island and received her bachelor’s degree in dietary science from the State University of New York at Oneonta. Lori went on to complete a doctorate in chiropractic medicine from the New York Chiropractic College and a master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. She also served as a New York City Public School teaching fellow, where she received a teaching certificate in science education. During her career, Lori worked at a chiropractic and nutrition practice in East Setauket and as a consultant to a Head Start program in Port Jefferson, NY.
Lori was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She enjoyed going to tag sales, kayaking in Stony Brook Harbor, and spending time with family and friends. She was a twenty-nine-year leukemia survivor and donated her time to a number of worthy causes, including serving as a group leader with the American Cancer Society and as master of ceremonies for the American Cancer Society Breakfast for Life. She was also an avid supporter of East End House in Cambridge, MA. Lori was fiercely compassionate and loved all living creatures, from her rabbit Chauncey to her dogs, Sarah, Annabelle, and Lucy.
Immediate family include her beloved husband Robert Kanestrin, her childhood sweetheart whom she married on September 24, 1983; her loving daughter, Emma Kanestrin; her mother and father, Emma and Pat Delia of Smithtown, NY; her siblings, sister Joette (deceased) and her husband Charles Curiano of Rotterdam, NY, sister Karen and her husband Bob Cotten of Farmingville, NY; Michael Delia and his partner Jonathan Cleveland of Marshfield, MA; Pat Delia, Jr. of Vero Beach, FL and his wife Victoria Marzullo Delia (deceased) of Santa Cruz, CA; nephews David Cotten and his fiancé Katie Duffield, Ben Cotten, and Matthew Curiano; and niece Jennifer Curiano.
In-laws include Robert and Rosemarie Kanestrin of Palm Coast, FL; grandmother-in-law Pauline Ceo (deceased) of Smithtown, NY; brother-in-law Thomas and his wife Jodi, and their children Marissa and Lucas; sister-in-law Dawn and her husband Pat Sarubbi of Holbrook, NY, and children Kaitlin and her partner Alex, Blake, and Nicholas; and sister-in-law Lisa Lugo of Deer Park and her children Richard, Damien, and Zachery.
Lifelong friends and loving extended family include Richard Kopp and wife Elaine (deceased); Lisa Kopp Lohsen and her husband Ken, and their children Mark and his partner Harold, Sean and his wife Sarah, Ryan, Kaitlyn, and Jennifer and her husband Mike; Barbara Kopp Prechtl and her husband Joe, and their daughter Rebecca; and Deborah Kopp Williams and her husband Ken, and their children Richard and his wife Corin, Elaine and her husband Mike, and Rachel and her husband Jared.
Memorial Visiting will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Branch Funeral Home, 190 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY. (info@branchfh.com). Family Words of Remembrance and closing prayers on Tuesday at 7:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Joette P. Delia Curiano Scholarship Fund in memory of the life of Lori Jean Delia Kanestrin, online at http://www.joettecurianofund.org/donate.html or mailed to:
Joette P. Delia Curiano Scholarship
c/o The Community Foundation
2 Tower Place
Albany, NY 12203
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Branch Funeral Home
    190 East Main Street
    Smithtown, NY 11787
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  • Service

    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 | 7:30pm
    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 7:30pm
    Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
    190 E. Main St.
    SMITHTOWN, NY 11787
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Family Words of Remembrance and closing Prayers
  • Interment

    Private Cremation

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Private Condolence

Ms. Dee

Posted at 08:54am
Dear family, you have my deepest condolences. The loss of someone so dear to your heart is indeed a tragedy. Please take solace in the many wonderful memories you have of Lori. May you find comfort in the Scriptures, where we find a home that soon God “will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more” (Revelation 21:4)

Susan Bauer

Posted at 05:35pm
My deepest sympathies to Rob and your family. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Gold Agency

Posted at 01:06pm
We at the office are very sorry to hear about your wife's passing.
Wishing you the best.
Teddy, Randy, Chris, Jessica

Teddy Gold
Gold Agency
Farmers Insurance
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Adam Matin

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Shelley Stiles

Posted at 09:39am
My heartfelt condolences to Lori's family. There are no words to express the pain and sadness at this time. It is never easy to say good-bye to those who have been such a big part of our lives for so long. I hope you are able to find comfort in her smile and all of the wonderful memories that you had made together. Please find comfort knowing that her memory is safe with our Heavenly Father and that very soon he has promised that we will be reunited with our loved ones right here on earth. ( John 5:28,29). Until this promise is fulfilled, may the "God of All Comfort" supply you with the strength to get you through the difficult days to come. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

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