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The Fortin Group

70 Horton Street, Lewiston, ME

OBITUARY

Lorraine Bell

August 27, 1935September 22, 2019

LISBON: Lorraine Marie-Rose Bell, 84, of Lisbon peacefully passed away at The Lamp Nursing Home in Lisbon after a long illness. She was born in the Province of Quebec, Canada on August 27, 1935 a daughter of the late Joseph and Eugenie (Turgeon) Therrien. She spent most of her adolescence in Canada attending school there. She moved to Maine as a teenager and started working in the mills of Lewiston where she met her future husband, Benoit Bell. On October 6, 1962 she married Benoit in Lewiston at Holy Family Church and the two of them started a family together. During that time, Lorraine worked in the school system as a lunch programmer for many years until her retirement.

She will always be remembered for her love of travel, playing games, cooking, knitting and spending quality time with her friends and family.

She will be deeply missed by many. She is survived by her daughter, Marlene Whitman of Lisbon Falls and her two sons, Steven Bell of Auburn and Gregory Bell of Lewiston. She also leaves behind her grandchildren; Randi Edmonds and her husband Joshua of Lisbon and Kyle Whitman of Auburn as well as her sister, Marie Claire of Canada and a great granddaughter, Alia Edmonds. She was predeceased by her husband, Benoit in 2011, several siblings and many dear friends.

Condolences may be shared with Lorraine's family at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com

Visiting hours will be held at Fortin \ Lewiston on Tuesday September 24, 2019 from 4-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Church in Lewiston at 11am on Wednesday September 25, 2019 followed by committal prayers at St. Peter's Cemetery also in Lewiston. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Lorraine's honor to the Alzheimer's Association Maine Chapter 383 US Route 1 Suite 2C Scarborough, ME 04074.

Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 70 Horton St. Lewiston, 784-4584.

  • FAMILY

  • She will be deeply missed by many. She is survived by her daughter, Marlene Whitman of Lisbon Falls and her two sons, Steven Bell of Auburn and Gregory Bell of Lewiston. She also leaves behind her grandchildren; Randi Edmonds and her husband Joshua of Lisbon and Kyle Whitman of Auburn as well as her sister, Marie Claire of Canada and a great granddaughter, Alia Edmonds. She was predeceased by her husband, Benoit in 2011, several siblings and many dear friends.
  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer's Association Maine Chapter 383 US Route 1 Suite 2C Scarborough, ME 04074.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Memories

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Gerard Lacasse

September 25, 2019

Marlene, Steven, Greg
Lorraine will be remembered from us as a caring and loving person.
Our mother Therese was always talking about her with love and respect, remembering all the good moments they spent together.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends.

Gerard, Jacques, Yves, Denis , René
Sons of Therese Therrien and Gaston Lacasse

Family Agathe Therrien

September 24, 2019

Dear Marlene, Steven, Gregory and family,

It is with great sadness that we learn the passing of your Mother. We will always remember her as a wonderful aunt. Mom really appreciated her as a sister-in-law. Lorraine was always so kind to us. She had such a positive outlook on life, a great smile and she was very caring. We always felt her love for us.
We would have liked to be with you physically for the funerals but rest assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY