Lorraine Clay

July 18, 1939February 9, 2019

E. Lorraine (Collins) Clay, Age 79, of Lynn died February 9, 2019. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. Jr. and Gertrude (Campbell) Collins. She was a 1957 graduate of Lynn English High School and lived in Lynn all her life. Lorraine was a florist. She owned Flowers of Expression before retiring in 1984. She loved her work with flowers and with local florists, including Tony the Florist and Gould’s Florist. She was a G.L.S.S. volunteer and was a supporter of the Chelsea Soldiers Home Library. Lorraine was a very active member of Franco-American War Veterans Post 12, Auxiliary.

She leaves her daughter, Kathy Carritte and her husband Joseph of Lynn, and a brother, Michael Collins and his wife, Sharon of Newton, NH. The loves of her life were her grandchildren; Patrick, Sean, and Ryan Carritte and her great-granddaughter, Rebecca. Lorraine also leaves her sister-in-law, Kathleen Collins of Georgetown as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother, the late Patrick Collins.

Lorraine’s funeral will be held in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 11am. Burial will be private in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting Hours will be held in the funeral home prior to the service from 9 to 11am.


  • Visiting Hours Monday, February 18, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, February 18, 2019

Lorraine Clay

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Claire Areyzaga (McKernan)

February 19, 2019


I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts are with you and your family in this sad time.


Gail & Rick McIsaac

February 18, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always busy helping out, bringing in her famous macaroni salad, and always a pleasure to sit with at the Franco American Club. She will be mssed!

Gail McIsaac
Franco American Post 12
Associate Ladies Auxiliary

Rick McIsaac
Amvets Post 161

Mark & Margarette Hogan

February 12, 2019

We are so sorry to here of the passing of your Mom.
Please accept our condolences and prayers for the whole family.
Mark & Margarete Hogan

Jane Teal

February 12, 2019

a beautiful flower is on its way to heaven.......Janie and Paul Teal

Paul Bourgeois

February 12, 2019

Cathy , I'm very sorry for your loss . My condolences to you and your entire family .

dave legere

February 12, 2019

kath, dotty and I were so sad to hear about your mom. we're thinking of you and joe. god bless...……………….dave and dotty legere

Marsha & Dean Robinson Robinson

February 12, 2019

Was so sad to receive the call that Lorraine had passed away .Growing up in the Gage St neighborhood allowed us the opportunity to know Lorraine & then her daughter Kathy & our ever growing families have stayed Friends throughout all these years . Lorraine , a true loss to Famiky & Community . Blessings on the Family .

Deirdre Dorgan

February 11, 2019

Kathy & Family,

I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Love you! XO