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Lorraine B. Anderson

April 4, 1933April 7, 2021

Lorraine Anderson, 88, of Turner, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2021 at St, Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Lorraine was born in Augusta, Maine to Juliette and Edward Duplessis on April 4, 1933. She attended Cony High School where she met and later married the love of her life Raymond “Dutchy” Anderson on February 18, 1950 at St. Mary’s Church in Augusta and celebrated that love for over 72 years. Lorraine’s most notable role was that of a homemaker, providing a haven of love, comfort and support to all who came through her doors. No matter what was presented she was there, with open arms and the “steadfast” unconditional love and guidance she provided in good times and more important in bad to those who needed her. She had a whit about her that would make you laugh out loud, a mischievous twinkle in her eye lending for many an adventure and an uncanny intuitive knack of knowing what was going on in her families lives even when no words were spoken. She was a lover of books and could read them in one sitting, a lover of animals, that she had from a small child until the day she passed, leaving behind her loving kitty “Sunny”. She had a strong Catholic faith and yet left those she loved to choose their own spiritual paths. She was an incredible “rocker”, and many a times rocked her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to a place of comfort and peace. She loved her winter trips to Florida with her husband, where she would spend time with her sons and their families, her trips to Quebec with her daughters and for close to 35 years her time spent at “camp” on Narrows Pond in Winthrop, all creating so many wonderful memories of times shared with her. Her heart was BIG and we feel her presence each day as she continues to fill us with her boundless love. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother (Nana), great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend sharing unique stories and special moments with each of us and as we all mourn her loss individually and collectively, we are all so grateful to have had her in our lives and words cannot express how much she will be missed. She leaves us for now but not forever, her beloved husband, Raymond “Dutchy” Anderson, her children, Dennis Anderson and wife Lynn, Sue Michaud and husband Dan, Jim Anderson and wife Gilda, Tish Caldwell and friend Roger, her grandchildren and their significant other, Dee Dee and Patricia, Staci and Anthony, Kristi and Kevin, Dayna and Curtis, Jacob and Melissa, Jesse and Stephanie, Jacey and Jason, Dutchy, Emma, Kathy, Chris, her great grandchildren, Dreyton, Brennan, Kayden, Bryce, Drake, Gavin, Eli, Liam, Elyse, Evan, her brother Ray, sisters, brothers in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. We are comforted knowing she is now in the arms of her beloved mother “Mama” and father. This was found in her Bible after she passed, a note with this poem to her love, her husband. May you find peace and comfort when read as he/we did:

If I should ever leave you, whom I love To go along the Silent Way, grieve not, Nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk Of me as if I were beside you there. (I’d come - I’d come, could I but find a way! But would not tears and grief be barriers?) And when you hear a song or see a bird I loved, please do not let the thought of me Be sad… For I am loving you just as I always have… You were so good to me! There are so many things I wanted still To do- so many things To say to you… Remember that I did not fear… It was Just leaving you that was so hard to face… We cannot see Beyond… But this I know: I loved you so – ‘twas heaven here with you!--- Lorraine

Upon her request no funeral or burial services. A Celebration of Life was held at her granddaughter’s home on Sunday April 11, with her family and friends present. She was enrolled in the Sacred Heart Association and will share in the following spiritual benefits; One daily Mass celebrated in perpetuity in the Sacred Heart Basilica in Rome. Remembrance in the Rosary and in the Prayers and Good Works of our Salesian Fathers and Brothers as well as the children in their missions each day.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff at St. Mary’s Wound Care Center, Dr. Richard Kappelmann and his wife Barbara.

Services

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Tish Caldwell

May 9, 2021

Mother's Day
Mom,
I miss calling you
I miss your voice
I miss our Sundays
I miss our talks
I miss rocking with you
I miss your smile
I miss your laugh
I miss your touch
I miss your knowing
I miss your love
I miss your being
I Miss You!

Elyse Ray Haslip

April 30, 2021

A poem to my Nana
April 7, 2021, the day I heard the news my life turned upside down
My tears could fill buckets
I could be sad no more
I felt that she was home with her Mom and Dad
The love that she gave was amazing
Now it is time to say goodbye
But she is not far
Her love is in our Hearts forever
But like I said we shall say goodbye

Her great-granddaughter Elly

Sharon Clark St.Germain

April 29, 2021

when I was young one of my favorite places to go was my Aunt Lorraine and Uncle Dutchys. Augusta, Lewiston and their beautiful camp. My cousin Sue was one of my beasties, we had so much fun. Auntie was a great cook and awesome hostess. Uncle Dutchy was always ither working or building something. I could have stayed there for weeks and they would not have care. Some of the best memories of my life. To my Uncle and Cousins I send my deepest of Sympathies. Auntie was a beautiful soul and loved dearly. She will be missed so much. I Love You All Cousin Shar

Cindy Cloutier

April 12, 2021

Drake and I were so sad to hear about Lorraine's passing. She was wonderful to Drake and helped me out so much by caring for him while I worked. Gramps always made the best spaghetti and Gram catered to him. She never missed a birthday or a Christmas gift. She was awesome, we loved her and will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY