On Monday, October 3rd, our incredible mom, Lorraine Bouthillier Lanoue, passed away peacefully in Greenville, SC at the age of 94.
Lorraine was born in Leominster, MA, on December 11, 1927, the daughter of Edward and Marion (Charland) Bouthillier. On June 20, 1947, she married Roger R. Lanoue where together they raised one daughter, Susan, and two sons, Peter and Philip.
Mom lived her passions through her family, decorating her store and home, and working in the clothing industry. She started her career at William Doolin on Main street in St. Albans leading the sportswear department. After many years she decided to step back from work which lasted less than a month. With her vision, she soon created and opened her own clothing boutique, Lorraine’s on Main Street.
Over the many years, as the owner of Lorraine’s, we saw her excitement and attention to detail every day but no more so than during the holidays of Christmas, the Maple Festival, and the Fourth of July. After serving the retail community for many years, she retired from Lorraine’s in 2007. However, she continued her creativity through gardening while always being ready to play a game of cards with her bridge club and with her grandchildren. Also, her community engagement continued through her membership of the Holy Angels Church, and as a member of the Rotary Club of St. Albans.
She is survived by three children, Susan L. Milstein (Fred) of Los Angeles, CA, Peter R. Lanoue (Connie Gould) of Cabot, VT, and Philip D. Lanoue (Vickie) of Greenville, SC; five grandchildren, Jaime Lanoue, Ryan Lanoue, Joslyn DiPilato; Brendon Lanoue, and Molly Milstein; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Doris Pryme of Saint Albans, VT.
Lorraine was predeceased by her husband, and our father Roger Lanoue, her brother Emery Bouthillier, and sister Claire Law.
A Remembrance Gathering will be held in the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, on Friday, October 28, 2022, from 4 to 6 pm. Private interment will be in the Lanoue family plot, at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please give to a family in need or a charity of your choice in our mom’s memory.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, where fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with her family and friends at www.bradyandlevesque.com