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Elinor "Lorraine" Salvino

Born: 1928     Died: 2009


South Suburban Racehorse Owner & Breeder 

Elinor “Lorraine” Salvino, a 1946 graduate of Hirsch High School, was a longtime resident of the south suburbs.  Formerly of Hazel Crest, Lorraine and her husband Mark along with their five daughters were one of the original homeowners in the Pottawatomie Hills subdivision.  She was a charter member of the Pottawatomie Hills Women’s Club, the private swim club association, the Surf Club, and the local bridge club.  She was known throughout town for her delicious chocolate chip cookies long before Mrs. Fields became famous.  After their five daughters were grown, Lorraine and her husband, Mark, decided to move to Frankfort and pursue their lifelong passion for thoroughbred racing. 

In 1978, they purchased their first racehorse, Raise a Charm. Over time they acquired more racehorses and raced them at Hawthorn, Arlington, Balmoral, Fairmont, Sam Houston, Retama Park among others. Lorraine passed her love for horses and animals in general on to many of her grandchildren.  

Elinor  L. “Lorraine” Salvino. Formerly of Frankfort and Hazel Crest, IL. Beloved wife of the late S. Mark Salvino.  Loving mother of Diane (Dan) Fox, Elizabeth “Beth” (Frank) Hunt, Susan (Mike) Kehoe, Margaret (Michael) Sample and Michele “Mickey” (Tom) Stelter. Proud grandmother of 12. Cherished great grandmother of 6. Dear sister of Shirley (late Pete) Bender and Art (Carol) Sinden. Resting at the Brady-Gill Funeral Home, 16600 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park where services will be held Monday at 11 AM. Interment Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Frankfort, IL. Visitation Sunday, 2 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers donations to ReRun, Inc., P.O. Box 113, Helmetta, NJ 08828 or USO, USO World Headquarters, Dept. WS, P.O. Box 96860, Washington, DC 20090-6860 appreciated.



Susan Chachil 06-11-2009 10:32

Susan, Mike, Kim, Mike; Much sympathy for the loss of your mother/grandmot her. I know you have your rich memories of her to cherish. She was a remarkable, bright woman who will be missed by all of you. xxxx Susan

Becky (LeBlanc) Johnson 06-11-2009 10:32

Beth, Diane, Susan, Margaret and Micky,

I was so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.

Sally Sinden 06-11-2009 10:32


I want to express my sadness regarding your mom's death.

Kevin C. Kehoe 06-11-2009 10:32

The extreme generousity provided to the Harpster Volunteer Fire Department on behalf of both Mr.and Mrs. Salvino has provided to the local community an immeasurable gift. I feel honored to have had the privilege of Mrs. Salvino's friendship and particulary enjoyed our telephone conversations relating to both the weather and politics. Perhaps the most memorable recollection I have was the true concern that Mrs. Salvino had as to my choice of hotels on the South side of Chicago while attending a wedding in the area. It seems that mothers always look out for fools and little boys.

Sandy (Shipplett) Mosetick 06-11-2009 10:32

Mrs. Salvino (which is what the Shipplett kids always called her) was a true friend to my parents and spent many a weekend night at our home playing bridge with them.

Brenda (Shipplett) Wassum 06-11-2009 10:32

My mother always thought of Mrs. Salvino as one of her closest friends, and the last time we visited Chicago together, (a few years ago), I took her to meet Mrs. Salvino for lunch.

Jodie (Shipplett) Henderson 06-11-2009 10:32

I just today heard the sad news that Mrs. Salvino passed away.

Tom and Stephanie Trione 06-11-2009 10:32

We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of "Mrs. S".

Michael Patrick Kehoe, Jr 06-11-2009 10:32

Dear Grandma,

Well, I was hoping that I would get a chance to talk with you again, but it didn't work out that way.

Mike & Lucy Fillmore 06-11-2009 10:32

I first met Loraine nearly 40 years ago at Mike and Sue?s wedding.


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