Lorraine Hoggan, a resident of Oak Bluffs for 43 years, died peacefully in her sleep one day shy of her 94th birthday.

Lorraine was born in Huntington Park, Calif., graduated from the University of California Los Angeles, and worked at the Douglas Aircraft Factory during World War II. She moved to New York city to work in the advertising world, where she met her husband, Laurence Hoggan. They married in 1945 and raised their four children in Milford, Conn.

Lorraine received her master’s degree in education and science in 1966 from the University of Bridgeport, and taught numerous elementary grades in the Milford public school system.

A summer visitor to Martha’s Vineyard since the early 1950s, she and her husband chose to retire to the Island in 1972. Unaccustomed to remaining at home, she chose to work at a variety of jobs until her retirement at the age of 70, using her skills in business and accounting while working at places including the Vineyard Gazette and Vineyard Shipyard.

She is survived by three of her children, Peter Hoggan, Laurie Jones, and Christina Schultz; grandchildren Austin Hoggan, Rebecca Hoggan, Samantha Hoggan, Mac Hoggan, Whitney Jones Doenges, Tyler Jones, Gillian Carter Feld and Elias Schultz; and great-grandchildren Ryan Hoggan, Maxwell Doenges and Lucy Doenges. She was predeceased by her son Anthony Hoggan.

Lorraine volunteered at the Oak Bluffs Public Library, was a member of the Christian Science Society, participated in many bridge clubs and groups, enjoyed playing golf, and was an avid reader.

A gathering to celebrate her life will be held in the summer of 2016.

Donations in her memory may be sent to The Oak Bluffs Public Library, care of Library Friends of Oak Bluffs, Inc., P.O. Box 1421, Oak Bluffs, Mass. 02557, oakbluffslibrary.org, or Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 1748, Vineyard Haven, MA, 02568, hospiceofmv.org.