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Lorraine Surette

Lorraine (Drisdelle) Surette, 96, of Leominster, MA, formerly of Gardner, MA, died peacefully, Monday, September 14, 2020, at the Life Care Center of Leominster following an illness. 

Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, on April 25, 1924, she was the daughter of the late William and Ida (Melanson) Drisdelle. She was a graduate of the Success Business College of Moncton, NB Canada graduating with the Class of 1942. She, along with her husband Edgar and son Paul owned and operated Surette’s New & Used Furniture in Gardner for several years. Lorraine was also employed by the Gardner News for several years and by the Canadian Department of Agriculture for several years.

Lorraine was a parishioner of Annunciation Parish/ Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner, MA. She was a member of the Gardner Chapter of AARP. She loved to spend time with her friends and always enjoyed a good party where she could dance. She enjoyed watching television and especially enjoyed watching Dancing with the Stars. But the time that Lorraine loved the most was spent with her family.

Lorraine is survived by her son Paul Surette and his wife Patricia of Millbury, MA; a grandson Dr. Charles Surette of New York, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband of 31-years, Joseph Edgar Surette, who died in 1999; sisters, Olive Clowater and Gerine Leger; five brothers, Edgar, Alban, Clarence, Emery, and Gerard Drisdelle.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 19, 2020, with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Annunciation Parish at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery, West Street, Gardner, MA.

Calling Hours will be private.

Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, current restrictions set in place by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will be in effect at Lorraine’s services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Holy Family Academy, 99 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Lorraine Surette.

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Dear Paul, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom! I have so many nice memories of your mom, from visiting her at your parents furniture store to watching your parents dance at the Acadian Club. They were awesome dancers! I loved eating with her at the Holy Rosary Bazaar, when I would fly home for them. The last time I spent time with your mom was the best. We made poutines at her friend's house on the corner of Oak St and Richmond. We laughed so much, we barely got them done. Our parents must be enjoying each other in heaven. I can't wait to see them all again! Remember your mom brightened many people's lives including mine. I truly miss her! Praying for your family, Sincerely, Lisa

Lisa Arsenault Oct 8 2020 12:00 AM

Paul and Trish I am so very very sorry for your loss may she rest in peace you are in my thoughts and prayers

Louise Chadborne Sep 19 2020 12:00 AM

Paul, your parents will always be such a special part of those long ago teen year memories. Just the thought of them now makes me smile. They were such fun, warm, loving people; always there to guide & listen with kindness. You could feel their love. Know that my heart goes out to you & your family.

Jane (Kozlowski) Parkhurst Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family on the passing of your Mom/Grandma

Lorraine's friends from Rhode Island Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM

I want to express my most sincere sympathy. A mother & grandmother's love & kindness will never be forgotten. She always loved to talk about you & was so proud of you both. She's at peace now with your father & with everyone she was missing so much. I am glad I got to go see her twice last fall. It took aunt Lorraine for me to finally get my 1st passport just so I could go visit her. She may be gone but your memories will forever be in your hearts. Take care & stay safe.
Her niece Charlotte Drisdelle from Moncton, New Brunswick Canada

Charlotte Drisdelle Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM

My Sincere condolences.
Ma tante Lorraine was a grt woman.
She will be missed.

Daniel Drisdelle Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM

We were sorry to hear of Lorraine,s passing and we recall many happy memories with her and Edgar at there winter home in Florida. God bless. Roy and Nancy

Roy and Nancy Sep 17 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Paul, Patricia, and Charles

Its hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember. We are saddened by aunt Lorraines passing. We know how difficult it is to say goodbye to her. And, we know you will miss her terribly. We also know she was loved and dear to all those who knew her.

We never want to see our loved ones go, but we dont want them to suffer anymore either. The warm memories you all have of her will help you get through this difficult time.

She is now an angel and was no doubt welcomed in heaven with arms wide open by all those who are there already.

We are holding you close in our thoughts and our hearts, and wishing you comfort during this tough moment in your lives.

Our Sincere Sympathy !

Love ~ Jeannette , Simonne, and Chelsey Drisdelle

We will always remember your angel Mom.

Jeannette Drisdelle Sep 17 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Paul Patricia and Charles we were so sorry to hear the sad news about your mom ,my Aunt Lorraine ,our prayers and thoughts are with you at such a difficult time and want to let you know we are thinking of you .May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you will share and she will always live on in our hearts and greatly missed .GOD gives each of us the ability to be angels on earth to touch lives and inspire souls by practicing simple acts of faith ,joy,hope,charity, love and goodness .Your mom was my angel here on earth now she is my angel in heaven .MAY GOD BLESS THE ANGEL IN HER With deepest sympathy Jeannot and marlene xo

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