Lorine Houghton Bilisko, age 88, of Shelton, formerly of Bridgeport, the beloved widow of George Bilisko, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014 in Bridgeport Hospital.

Mrs. Bilisko, a retired RN for Bridgeport Hospital, was born in Wooster, Massachusetts to the late Algion and Edna (Manning) Houghton and has been a long time area resident.

Lorine was an avid sports fan, especially the METS, UCONN, and NASCAR. She enjoyed knitting, and socializing, and thoroughly enjoyed her family and friends. She was affectionately known as a “One Woman Hugging Machine”.

Lorine was a life long member of Golden Hill United Methodist Church, Bridgeport, The Order of Eastern Star, Church Women United and the Debra Circle. She retired from Bridgeport Hospital at the age of seventy-one, after over forty years of service, and was lovingly known there, as “Ma Bilisko”.

Survivors include her devoted children, Robert Bilisko and his wife Kimm of Alaska, Sandra Gazdik of Goshen, Joyce Poulin of Shelton and Linda Ferraro and her husband Glenn Dobieski of Durham, 7 cherished grandchildren, Justin Gazdik, Billiejo Harry, Victoria and Kevin Krankall, Anthony and Nick Ferraro, and Raymond Bilisko, 3 great-granddaughters, Eliza Harry, and Hallie and Madison Hushion, several nieces and nephews, and her extended church family.

Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, March 18th at 10:30 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home 50 Paradise Green Place Stratford, with Rev. Walter Barton officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Monday from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers those desiring may make donations in Lorine’s memory to Golden Hill United Methodist Church, 210 Elm St Bridgeport, CT 06604.

For more information or to make an online condolence please visit www.adzimafuneralhome.com.