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Lorraine P Sheehy

Date of Death: January 2, 2010

Date of Birth: July 31, 1924

Biography:

Auburn – Lorraine Poulin Sheehy, 85, of Lewiston, died on January 2, 2010 at Clover Manor after an extended illness.

She was born in Auburn on July 31, 1924, the daughter of Honore and Madora (St. Laurent) Poulin.

Lorraine was a graduate of Saint Mary’s School, Lewiston High School class of 1942, and Auburn Maine School of Commerce class of 1946.

She worked in the cost accounting department of the Pepperell Manufacturing Company in Lewiston and later held the prestigious position as Pay Mistress for the Mansion House at Poland Springs Resort in Maine.

Lorraine married Paul Sheehy in 1950 and travelled with him during his military service. While in Kentucky she volunteered as an American Red Cross Gray Lady at Camp Breckenridge, caring for sick and wounded soldiers. Eventually, Lorraine and Paul returned to the Lewiston/Auburn area where she focused on raising her family.

She enjoyed piano playing, rug braiding, fine and decorative art, and quilt making. She was an active volunteer in the community, giving many hours to Central Maine Medical Center.

Lorraine is survived by her husband Paul of 59 years; daughters Angela Chabot and her husband Daniel of Turner, Mary Booth and her husband Michael of North Yarmouth, sister Pauline Caron Harris and husband Walter of Topsham; brother Dr. Gerard Poulin of Fall River, MA; sister-in-law  Lucille Poulin of Lewiston; brother-in-law Dr. Thomas J. Sheehy of Huntington, NY; grandchildren Gunny Sgt. Randolph Chabot of USMC of Okinawa, Japan, Melanie Chabot of Old Orchard Beach, Christopher Booth of Somerville, MA, and Jennifer Booth of Peabody, MA; and sixteen nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Fern Poulin and Lionel Poulin; brother-in-law Fred Caron; sister-in-laws Dr. Adelaide Scanlon Sheehy and Mildred Poulin.

 

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