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LORRAINE R. BEAUCHEMIN - FALLSTON, Md. - Lorraine R. Beauchemin, of Fallston, Md., departed this life on Feb. 9, 2014, after suffering a brief acute pulmonary illness. Lorraine Rita (c. Margaret Mary) Barron was born on Oct. 17, 1930, the sixth of seven children to the late Louis Barron Jr. and Emma Dumas Barron in Burlington, where they resided on Riverside Avenue. Lorraine graduated from Cathedral High School in Burlington in 1947, as a member of the Sodality. For a short time she worked as the bookkeeper and executive assistant to the owner of Sherman Electric in Burlington, before marrying, in 1951, the love of her life, Richard R. Beauchemin Sr., originally of Winooski, at St. Joseph's Church in Burlington. Lorraine moved to Baltimore, Md., in 1952, in support of her husband's law career, where she birthed and raised nine children and resided until retirement in 1990. In 1990, she and her husband moved to Lake Keowee Key, near Salem, S.C., where they built a beautiful lakefront home, staying active in community service and family activities until she was widowed in 2002. After the passing of her beloved husband, Lorraine took up residence in Sylva, N.C., where she started a new career as a teacher of Faith Formation for the parish of St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church in Sylva, serving as an active parishioner for 13 years. She was a member and former regent of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court #2534 Saint Mary Mother of God, and an avid supporter of the Pro Life Chain and of Vocations for the Priesthood. Lorraine was predeceased by her father, Louis, in 1940; oldest brother, Edwin, in 1944, a casualty of W.W.II; mother, Emma, in 1988; and three sisters. She is survived by two brothers, Arnold and Evelyn Barron of Valley Springs, Calif., and Bernard and Helen Barron of Mountain View, Calif. Lorraine also leaves 77 direct descendants, including her beloved nine children, Cherie and Dr. Lawrence Hiner III of Elk Grove, Calif., Michelle and James Hurney of Clarksburg, Md., Dr. Richard R. Jr. and Sandra Beauchemin of Sylva, N.C., Daniel and Dr. Stella Beauchemin of Fallston, Md., Monique and Robert Gibson of Abingdon, Md., Louis R. III and Karen Beauchemin of Hampstead, Md., Giselle and Christopher McDonough of Parkville, Md., Bernard and Christine Beauchemin of Baltimore, Md., and Dr. Joseph C Beauchemin II and fiancee, Jackie Boyd, of Greenville, S.C. She is also remembered as a loving Meme to her 33 grandchildren and their eight spouses; 16 great-grandchildren; and two awaited great-grandchildren. She is lovingly remembered by her brother-in-law and sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews will remember her as Aunt Kikay; and she will also be remembered by many others who knew her as a cheerful, generous, devoted and immeasurably loving friend. On Feb. 14, 2014, the family will hold a viewing and celebration of life from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home, Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski. On Feb. 15, 2014, a Mass of Christian Burial and Interment will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, 3 Saint Peter St., Winooski. A memorial service will also be held in Sylva, N.C., at a future date. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.lavignefuneralhome.com. Donations in Lorraine's memory can be made to the Gilchrist Hospice Center, 555 Towsontown Blvd., Towson, MD 21204 (443) 849-8200, or online at https://gilchristhospice.org.

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Lavigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service
132 Main St Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 655-3480
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Feb. 12, 2014
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