Lorraine A. Abbott (Malbourne), 77, of Concord passed away Thursday May 31, 2012, at Concord Hospital with her family at her side. She was born in Franklin on Feb. 7, 1935, the daughter of William and Dora (Legare) Malbourne.
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Lorraine graduated from Franklin High School as part of the class of 1952. Lorraine enjoyed high school, where she was active in cheerleading and the glee club. She worked for many years at Dunkin Donuts on the Heights in Concord and was a friendly face to many that stopped in. Lorraine enjoyed spending time with family and friends, summer trips to Old Orchard Beach with her sisters as well as playing cards and doing crossword puzzles.
Her family members include three sons, William Remington and his wife, Gudrun, Joseph Remington and his fiance, Wendy Lapierre, and Anthony Abbott and his partner, Tina Bouchard; three daughters, Lynn Labrie, Kathryn Abbott and her fiancé, Kris Turner, and Tonya Gregoire and her husband, Phillip; and one sister, Mary Cross.
Grandchildren include Sarah Frost, Vanessa Remington, Bryant Labrie, Jon Labrie, David Constant, Ashley Dimond, Chadrick Drapeau, Annie Gregoire, Zacharey Abbott, and Isabelle Turner.
Great-grandchildren include Samantha Frost, Lilly Frost, Emily Seigars, and Dillon Carpentier. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and her dearest friends, Kathy Cross and Anita Shea.
Lorraine is predeceased by her husband, Hugh (Sonny) Abbott; daughter, Samantha Abbott; and sisters, Madeline Beaule and Jean Broulliard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lorraine's memory to the Concord SPCA, 130 Washington St., Concord, 03301.
A calling hour will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2012, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m.
Burial will follow at Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord with a reception after the burial.
Messages of condolence may be offered at bennettfuneral.com.
Published in The Concord Monitor from June 3 to June 5, 2012