1931 – 2017
Woodstock – Lorraine F. (Laflamme) Latour, 85, of Tripp Rd., died Saturday evening, June 24, 2017, at Day Kimball Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born at home in North Grosvenordale, she was the daughter of the late Lionel and Pauline (Sugalski) Laflamme.
Mom worked for many years at various manufacturing facilities in the area ending up at the Bates Shoe Factory until it’s closing in 1988. Following that, she received her GED and went to work for Masonicare as a homemaker, until her retirement.
Mom enjoyed playing Bingo, card games, debating politics, and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. But, above all she cherished the quality time that she spent with her family.
Throughout her life, Mom took care of her siblings, various friends and especially her dear friend Doris, who lived with us for five years, until her passing at the age 101. Mom was devoted to each of her children throughout their life’s many challenges.
Mom was a gift to everyone that knew her through her giving and selfless ways. She will be forever missed by her family and friends.
After experiencing several medical setbacks, Mom was confined to a bed for the last 2 ½ years of her life. Mom was lovingly cared for at home by her children, Cathy, Alan & Rick, until her passing. She was our “GOOD LADY” and the best Mom anyone could ever hope for.
Lorraine is survived by two sons Alan Peckham and Rick Latour both of Woodstock; five daughters Linda “Lynn” Buder and her husband Karl of Martha’s Vineyard, Debra Hebert and her husband Bertrand of Dayville, Cathy Peckham of Woodstock, Donna Watkins and her husband James of Spring Hill, FL, and Brenda Matusik and her husband John of Umatilla, FL; seven grandchildren Alexander Buder and his wife Kelsey, Hans Buder and his wife Meghan, Bert Hebert and his wife Catherine, Michael “Little Chickadee” Hebert, Jason Matusik, Josh Matusik, and Christine Buczkowski; and five great grandchildren Lucas, Zachary, and Matthew Hebert, Elliott Buder, and Hannah-Rose Buczkowski. She was predeceased by her siblings Thomas Laflamme, Richard Laflamme, and Priscilla Laflamme.
Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Memorial donations in Lorraine’s memory may be made to Most Holy Trinity Church, 568 Pomfret Rd., Pomfret, CT 06259. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.