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Lorraine E. (Chaisson) Boudreau

Lorraine E. (Chaisson) Boudreau
  • September 28, 1938 - April 13, 2018
  • Hopkinton, Massachusetts

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“May your friends and family be of comfort to you in this time of loss. What comforted me the most is the scriptures where the God of all comfort...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Lianna F

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayer are with all of Lorraine's family. ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Veronica Bilodeau - HOPKINTON, MA

“Thoughts and prayers to Lorraine (LB's) family. I have very fond memories of our day's working at the Chateau years ago, lots of laughs.Cherish the...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Donna David - Waltham, MA

“My sympathies to the Boudreau and Chaisson families. ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Karen Schneider

“With sincere sympathy to her family may she RIP forever ”
5 of 23 | Posted by: Paul & Andrea Allain - Waltham, MA

“My deepest condolences to you all for the loss of this wonderful lady. I will always cherish the times spent in the Boudreau home as a young child...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Janice Surette - Jupiter, FL

“We were deeply saddened by the news of Lorraine's passing, she was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed by everyone.Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Len and Judy Dupille - Waltham, MA

“Had the privilege of spending this past Easter with Lorraine. A wonderful happy woman who was full of life. She will be missed by her family. Our...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Pam and joe Travers - FL

“David I am terribly sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. May God help you through this very difficult time.Kerri Egan ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: Kerri Egan - Chelmsford, MA

“Our condolences to you Edmond and family/families ~~God Bless~ Condolences The Cormier family ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Marie Freda Cormier-Chapin

“So very sorry to hear of your loss, Cousin Lorraine was a special person who will be missed. Prayers for all of you ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: Lynne Stanton - Waltham, MA

“Many thoughts and prayers to the Chaisson family and friends. She was part of such a wonderful family that I'm sure has beautiful memories to hold...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Fllorence Hubbard - North Andover, MA

“Dear Edmond and Family: Jeanne Sipel and I are saddened at the shocking news of Lorraine"s passing.May God give you all strength during these...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Albert LeFort - Friend

“Dear Edmund and Family:: Jeanne Sipel and I are saddened by the shocking news of Lorraine's passing.May God give you all the strength you need at...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Albert LeFort - Friend

“Our sincere condolences to Edmond and family at this very difficult time. ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: Claude & Phyllis LeBlanc - MA

“Dear Edmund and Family,Ken and I both so terribly sorry to hear of Lorraine's passing. What a wonderfully sweet and lovely woman! Always so happy...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Janine Randall - Scituate, MA

“Sorry to hear about your wife 's passing..I went to dad and he is the one that told me....If you come home this summer ; drop in at dad..He will be...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: jeannine Larade - Friend

“Dear Edmond and family,We are shocked and saddened to hear of Lorraine's passing. Lorraine always had a beautiful smile on her face, was always so...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: marcel Cormier - waltham, MA

“So sorry for your loss. We'll keep you and your family in our prayers! ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Denis and Marlene Larade

“Edmond and Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. I met Lorraine several times at the Doryman in Cheticamp. I live in MA but I am from...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Marie Chisholm-Pearson - MA

“Fabienne and I are So sad for your loss. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Roher & Fabienne Boudreau

“I was so upset when I learned that my special aunt had passed away. We have been spending a lot of time together during summer months since I was a...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Priscille Poirier - Cheticamp

“My Heart has another crack in it, Our Leader has gone to Her Resting place.RI P Friend. You will be greatly missed!!May God Help Edmond and all the...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: carol chaisson - waltham, MA


Hopkinton - Faith, family and friendship were the hallmarks of Lorraine Boudreau's life.

She was born on September 28, 1938 and raised in Waltham, a daughter of the late William J. 'Willie-Joe' and Estelle (Savoy) Chaisson, and had been a lifelong resident before moving to Hopkinton five years ago. The seeds of her faith were planted early in life by her parents and nurtured by the Religious of Christian Education, the order of nuns that faithfully staffed L'École de Saint Pierre, the parish school of Saint Joseph's Church. After that Lorraine graduated from Saint Mary's High School, also in Waltham.

Throughout her life yearly summer trips 'back home' to Cheticamp, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia were part of family life and it was there that she met her husband, J. Edmond Boudreau. The couple married at Saint Joseph's Church on March 3, 1962 and were lifelong parishioners.

For years Lorraine worked as a waitress at the Chateau Restaurant in Waltham where she was affectionately known as 'LB'. After that she went to work as the office manager at her brother's business, Three Sons Auto Body in Waltham until her retirement.

At Saint Joseph's she was a longtime member of the Parish Council and a CCD teacher. She and Edmond also belonged to the French-American Victory Club on Elm Street where they made many lifelong friends.

Lorraine was well known as the organizer and party planner extraordinaire for events, dinners and trips for everyone close to her. She and Edmond loved to travel, having taken dozens of cruises over the years. Bermuda was a favorite among many destinations.

And so it was that she died doing what she loved to do. With her inseparable Edmond by her side Lorraine passed as their most recent cruise docked in Tampa, Florida on Friday, April 13, 2018. She was 79.

Among her other interests were swimming at the 'Y' in Waltham and later in Westboro and for her skill at crafting, ceramics and crocheting.

In addition to her husband of fifty-six years, Edmond, she leaves her children, David E. Boudreau and his wife, Ann, of North Andover, Joan E. Larade and her husband, Alfred, of Fort Myers Beach, Florida and Janet B. Ceddia and her husband, Christopher, of Hopkinton; her beloved grandchildren to whom she was 'Memere', Steven Boudreau and his wife, Danielle, Carolyn and John Boudreau, Curtis Larade and his fiancé, Kiah Begley, and Nicholas, Jillian and Julianna Ceddia; her brothers and sister, Paul Chaisson and his wife, Nancy, of Stow, William Chiasson and his wife, Deb, of Cape May, New Jersey, James Chaisson and his wife, Carol, of Plymouth and Joan Bace and her husband, John, of Natick and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Family and friends will honor and remember Lorraine's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham, on Thursday, April 19th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Saint Matthew Parish, 105 Southville Road, Southborough, MA 01772 www.stmatthewsb.org .