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Lorraine M. Moran of Ashburnham formerly of Lowell, MA

1941 - 2020

Visitation

August 18, 2020
4 PM - 7 PM
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, MA 01863

Funeral

August 19, 2020
10am Funeral Home/ 11am Church
St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex St. N. Chelmsford, MA

MORAN Lorette single 239x300Mrs. Lorraine Mae Moran, 78, of Ashburnham formerly a longtime resident of Lowell, MA and Leominster died August 13, 2020 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was married to the late Terrence William Moran Sr. who died July 17, 2017.
Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Mae (Diette) Hamel. She graduated from Lowell High School and continued her education receiving certificates that enabled her to continue her career with Wang for many years.
She retired after more than 20 years from the Lowell Public Schools where she dedicated her time teaching during the school day as a para professional and continued to educate adult students at night.
Lorraine loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed Foxwoods, bowling, gardening, shopping and summering at Paugus Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, NH.
She is survived by two sons, Terrence Jr. of Westford, and Cory and his wife, Colleen of Ashburnham, MA; grandchildren, Kyle, Isabella, Jameson, Brett, Khloe, Delaney, and Trevor Moran; brother, Leo Hamel and his wife Sharon of Billerica; sisters, Janet and her husband Bill Beland of The Villages, FL, and Gail and her husband Bob Peterson of Lunenburg, MA, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by a number of foster children she kept in communication with as their former foster mother.
She was the grandmother of the late Olivia Moran, and sister of the late Teresa Hamel.

Visiting hours Tues. 4 to 7 P.M. Funeral Wed. at 10 A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a Funeral Mass at 11A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford. Burial at St. Patrick Cemetery.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

10 Condolences for Lorraine M. Moran of Ashburnham formerly of Lowell, MA

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    raji

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    I am so sorry Terry…. I know she meant a lot to you. But just know that she is still with you spiritually and looking down upon you and blessing you. Just remember to call her name and she will respond to you!
    You take care of yourself too

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    Millie & John Bille

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    Terry and Family, sorry for such a great loss. No loss is ever easy, losing your mom is like no other. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers as you lay your mom to rest. You will always have those fond memories of the her and the boys. Prayers for you all

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    Debbie Simon

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    My deepest condolences to your family. I worked with Lorraine for nearly 20 years. She was the sweetest, most kind and warm person I know. She will be dearly missed.
    She will forever live in your hearts.
    May all the beautiful memories console you at this most difficult time.
    Thoughts and prayers to your family.
    All my love.

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    uncle Pat and Auntie Leah

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    Dear Terry,Cory and family. We are sorry for the loss of Mom. She was such a sweet, loving, and caring person, She will be sadly missed. we will remember all the good times. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.We know that she will be welcomed into heaven with open arms

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    Kathy Stiling

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    Terry and Cory ,Sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. So happy I got to talk with her not long ago. had so many great times over the years,…So sorry for your loss.

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    Sister Mary Joan Elias

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    Dear Terry and Cory,
    I’m sure you don’t remember me but I was your father’s 8th grade teacher. We stayed and I met your mother when she was dating your dad. We kept in touch over the years and I loved them dearly. I am so very sorry for your loss
    Your mother was an amazing woman, loving, kind, courageous and deeply loyal. I know her loss will be keenly felt by both of you and your family. She will keep you all close and will be so happy to be with your dad. My deepest sympathy is with all of you. You are in my prayers.
    Sister Mary Joan

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    Laura Spooner

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    Dear Terry, Cory & Family,
    My heartfelt sympathies to you all on the passing of your mom. “Meme” was an amazing, beautiful person with a positive outlook on life. She loved her family so much and it was such a joy to me to see her light up every time she saw her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed!
    During this difficult time, I pray you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have all shared together with her and knowing she is at peace.
    With Love & Hugs,
    Laura

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    Olga Quealy

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    Leo, Sharon, Janet, Bill and family so sorry for your loss. I remember growing up and all the family gatherings we had a lot of fun. She will be missed very much. Olga and Bill

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    Ruth Buckley

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    My sincerest and deepest condolences to Lorraine’s family. She was my paraprofessional at the Molloy School for many years. She was the sweetest, kindest, and most caring person to all the children and staff. Her laugh was contagious. I considered her my friend and enjoyed watching her light up when talking about Terri, her children, and grandchildren. She will always be in my heart. Hope your good memories will find comfort and peace.

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    Kristine Fleming (nee Moran)

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    Aunt Lorraine will be missed, the smiles, good vibes and warmth will be remembered fondly. Sometimes people enter our lives and leave a lasting impact on our hearts – Aunt Lorraine was one of those people. Terry & Corey – just look up and smile, Lorraine will be watching over us all, because this is how she was – always caring x

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