BEDFORD - Lorraine D. O'Donnell, 81, of Bedford passed away Dec. 2, 2012, at Catholic Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Manchester on Oct. 3, 1931, the daughter of Edouard and Laura (Drapeau) Pouliot.
She was educated at St. Marie schools.
Prior to raising her family, she had been employed as a secretary with the Hartford Insurance Group in Manchester.
Lorraine was a very vibrant vivacious woman who enjoyed family and friends, especially playing golf and bridge at the Manchester Country Club. She loved singing, ballroom dancing, playing the piano, traveling and spending time by the ocean. She was an avid New England Patriots and Notre Dame fan.
She will be remembered for her love of life, entertaining and fashionable style. Above all else, she will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, Grammie, and Ma'Taunte, and will be dearly missed.
She was predeceased by her husband, William F. O'Donnell in 2000.
Family members include two sons, Stephen T. O'Donnell and his wife, MaryEllen of Exeter, Michael E. O'Donnell and his wife, Kathleen of Westfield, Mass.; two daughters, Sheila Lorraine O'Donnell of Kennebunk, Maine, Cheryl A. O'Donnell and her husband, Robert Iodice of Brookline; nine grandchildren, Lauren and Sean O'Donnell, William and Kyle O'Donnell, Keenan, Ameliagh, and Briannagh Beaudette, Samantha and Brandon Iodice; two brothers, Edouard and Albert Pouliot, both of Manchester; one sister, Edna Paquin of Nashua; many nephews, nieces, and cousins along with a phenomenal network of friends, neighbors and extended family.
SERVICES: Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North St., Manchester will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Bedford. Encryptment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the
, 2 Wall St., Manchester, 03101.
To send a message of condolence, please go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com