N. Grosvenordale – Lorraine L. (Coderre) Durand, 83, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Day Kimball Hospital. Married on September 2, 1950 in St. Joseph Church, she was the loving wife of the late Lionel Durand. Born in Thompson, CT, she was the daughter of the late Roger and Laura (Hebert) Coderre.
Mrs. Durand graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1949. She worked as an office manager for Dura Tool Company, until her retirement in 1997.
Lorraine was a member of the Thompson Senior Citizens and a former member of the Ladies of St. Anne. She enjoyed candlepin bowling, gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.
Lorraine is survived by her son, Roger Durand and his wife Phyllis of N. Grosvenordale, her daughter, Linda Dry and her husband Randall of Burlington, NJ.; her grandchildren, Matthew Durand, Rose Durand, Diana Rice, Alan Rousseau, Brian Dry, and Nicholas Dry; her great-grandchildren, Patrick and Alex Rice; and her cousin, Dolly Hebert of Grosvenordale. She is predeceased by her daughter, the late Laura Rousseau.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Lorraine’s family at 9:30 am on September 20, 2014 in St. Joseph Church with a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 am, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or Relay for Life c/o American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.