Friday, April 30, 2010

The Obituary of Sister Lorraine R. Maille of Petersham, MA

Published in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Jan 4, 2006. pg. B.4

Sister Lorraine R. Maille, 70

PETERSHAM -- Sister Lorraine R. Maille, formerly known as Sr. Germaine de lImmaculee, of the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, died of leukemia at the age of 70 on January 1, 2006.

Born in Dracut, MA, she was the daughter of Louis Philip and Germaine (Lecour) Maille. She attended St. Louis Elementary School and graduated from St. Louis Academy.

She obtained a B.A. from River College, Nashua, NH in Sociology an M.A. in Psychology and Counseling from Assumption College, Worcester, MA.

She taught junior high school for twenty years in several parochial schools in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Subsequently, she worked as a counselor in the Special Academic Services Department at the University of MA at Lowell for ten years and was the Director of the Counseling Department at Lowell Catholic High School for the last twelve years of her career.

She leaves one sister Jeannine (Maille) Bursey and a brother-in- law Robert of Dracut and a number of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Three brothers, Raymond, Lionel and Robert and two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Dunn and Mrs. Carmen Chapacharis, have predeceased her.

Calling hours at Assumption Residence on Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a prayer service at 4:30 pm.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 5 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Assumption Residence with burial in the East Street Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sister of the Assumption Retirement Fund, P.O. Box 128, Petersham, MA 01366.

Arrangements are by F.J. Edward Murphy Funeral Home, Athol.

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