Lorraine Nancy Reusch

North Andover, Massachusetts

1940 - 2018


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Lorraine Nancy (Thibeault) Reusch
of North Andover; 78

Lorraine Nancy (Thibeault) Reusch, 78, of North Andover passed away at her home on December 4, 2018. Lorraine, the youngest of five children, was born at the Lucy Helen Hospital in Fitchburg, MA on June 15, 1940 to the late Leo and Yvette (Berube) Thibeault. She attended St. Joseph's Grammar School and St. Bernard's Central Catholic High School. In 1958 she would meet John F. Reusch and the two would be married in 1960. Soon thereafter they would settle in North Andover where they would raise their family.

After her children were grown, Lorraine went back to school and studied nursing. She was employed as an LPN at the Bon Secours and Holy Family Hospital where she worked for many years before her retirement. In North Andover, Lorraine was a dedicated parishioner of St. Michael's Parish, a volunteer at the Senior Center, a member of the Friendship Club, Moving On Group for Widows and Widowers, and T.S.L. (The Single Life). Besides family, her true passion in life was creating things for others. She loved sewing, especially, quilts, doll clothes and dresses for the Cuddle Program, clothing, pillows and curtains for her family and friends. Lorraine also loved her games, especially 45's with her friends, and decorating her home for any and all holidays. Lorraine was also an avid traveler.

She is survived by her children; John F. Reusch Jr. and wife Maureen of Longmeadow, MA, Michelle M. Wormald and husband Steve of Pelham, NH, Thomas J. Reusch and wife Ellen of North Andover, MA, Elizabeth A. Spinale and husband Salvatore of Stoneham, MA and Nancy L. Soucy and husband Kevin of Methuen, MA. As well as her grandchildren; Lisa Ouimette and husband Chris, Meghan Kazanovicz and husband Nick, John III, Patrick , Daniel and Holly Reusch, Jacob and Heather Wormald and Michael and Brooke Soucy. She was predeceased by her husband, John F. Reusch in 1994, her brothers Armand, Maurice and Raymond Thibeault, sister-in- law Anne Thibeault, and brothers-in-law Laurence Reusch and Edward Zahn.

Lorraine is also survived by her sister Claire Shaw and partner Bud Thompson, Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Doris Thibeault, Shirley Thibeault, Augustine and Ann Reusch, James and Winifred Reusch, Mary and Jack Horan, Frances Zahn, Andrew and Constance Reusch, Kathleen and Philip Howshan, Jean and Philip Lane, and many nieces and nephews.

REUSCH - Family and friends may call on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 from 4 PM to 8 PM at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, MA 01845. A Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at 11:30 AM at St. Michael's Church, 196 Main St., North Andover, MA 01845.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, 18 Canton St. Stoughton, MA 02072.

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Very Sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Lorraine. Lots of years of memories of her and of course her family. She loved her family. My wife Tracey and I wish to express our condolences. Love to All.

John and Tracey Deshayes

John, I am so sorry to hear of mom,s passing and sending my love to you and your family . Love Andrea

RIP Lorraine Reusch - while I never did get to meet you I know from your son John and his family what a wonderful mother, grandmother, wife and person you were while on this Earth. You will be missed.