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Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church
Wednesday February 6th, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Boucher Funeral Home, Inc.
Thursday February 7th, 2019

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Lorraine M Charland

Lorraine M. (Powers) Charland, 85, of Gardner, died peacefully Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home of Gardner, following a long illness.

            Born in Gardner on May 10, 1933, she was the daughter of the late William and Amanda (Mailloux) Powers.

            Lorraine was a member of the former Sacred Heart of Jesus Church of Gardner. She spent her life as a homemaker caring for her family. She enjoyed ceramics, sewing and crafts. Lorraine most enjoyed spending time with her family.

            Lorraine leaves her daughter, Lynn Morin of Rindge, NH; daughter-in-law, Laura Lawrence and her husband Mike of Templeton; sister, Rita Niall of Gardner; grandchildren, Andy Morin and his wife Darcy, and Shannon Charland; great-grandchildren, Amberlynn, Alexis and McKenzie Morin; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband John Charland, who died in 2007; sons, Steven and Mark Charland; brothers, Francis and William Powers; sister, Theresa Desmond; and son-in-law, Lawrence Morin.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, February 7th from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Gardner at a later date.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, February 6th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75244. Please reference in memory of Lorraine M. Charland.

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Heaven will need to clear the dance floor because Tante Lorraine and Uncle John will be dancing the polka. That is how I will remember them. They are happy now, reunited with each other and with their two sons, Steven and Mark. Love and miss them all!

Gary Niall Feb 6 2019 12:00 AM

There are so many wonderful things to say about Aunt Lorrain, and for me its her laugh that I will never forget- I loved to hear her laugh
God Bless

Coreen Feb 5 2019 12:00 AM

God be with Lorraine's family and friends in this time of sorrow.

Rick Griffith Sr and Brenda Lashua Feb 5 2019 12:00 AM

Lorraine and John were the best neighbors anyone could ask for. When we were kids on Halloween the whole neighborhood would make her house the first stop because she made candy apples for us all.

Bill Landry Feb 5 2019 12:00 AM

Lorraine was gentle and sweet. She always saw the good in everyone. I remember pretending to drive the old model T out back while eating her delicious chocolate cupcakes that she said she made with
Hellmans mayonaisse. That was quite funny as a kid. And on my wedding day I remember that the first people I spotted as my Dad and I came down the aisle were Lorraine and John. I am beyond thankful for the love they showered on our family.

Lisa landry Feb 5 2019 12:00 AM

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