Lorraine G. Lorden

Age 88 – Milford, NH/
Marco Island, FL On January
13, 1927 Lorraine Gloria
entered this world with
the biggest blue eyes that
sparkled with delight and
a touch of innocent mischief.
Born in the
Bronx, NY to Henry
and Agnes LaMontagne,
she was the
youngest of three.
As a child, she
loved practicing
her tap dance routines
on a homemade
‘stage’ fashioned
by her father out
of a piece of plywood. A
very animated child, Lorraine
honed her theatrics
and sang and danced on
Broadway. As a young
woman she worked in the
Nations Capitol during
WWII until she met Kenny,
who became her treasured
husband. Kenny,
along with his two brothers
Francis and Freddie,
owned and operated Lorden
Lumber while Lorraine
fulfilled her lifelong
desire becoming a mother
to Denny, Sharon, Gayle,
Tommy, Kathleen, Janet
and Kenny. Her children
were the greatest source
of her happiness. She was
the most generous-hearted
mother who loved her
children fiercely.
Lorraine was a voracious
reader and developed
a smart talent for
writing, completing her
own novel. She also loved
to both play and watch
golf, was a rigorous backgammon
opponent and
was an avid fan of the NE
Patriots and Red Sox.
She was extremely independent
and had an insatiable
passion for travel,
which allowed her to
tour the world and experience
all different landscapes
and cultures. Her
adventurous side carried
up into her senior years,
even going ‘no hands/arms
up’ in her late 70s on her
favorite amusement ride
the ‘pirate ship,’ an example
of how she lived life
with such spirit and vigor.
Lorraine spent winters
in Marco Island, FL and
summered in Milford, NH
with her family. The last
two years she enjoyed her
life with Gayle and Ken
Wade in their home
in Durham, NH,
which she referred
to as “Heaven on
She took the
greatest journey
of all her travels
on August 26, 2015,
this time her passport
was stamped HEAVEN
upon her arrival. Her
beloved son Denny and
husband Kenneth Lorden
predeceased her.
Lorraine is survived by
Sharon Sbaraglia; two children
Shawn Gorea and Stacy
(Mike) Baker, Gayle and
Ken Wade; four children
Kimberly, Jamie, Kyle and
Abbie, Tommy Lorden; two
daughters Leah (Brian)
Donnell and Beth (Jared)
Trayer, Kathleen Lorden,
Janet and Rick DeIaco;
three sons Miles, Jake
(Vicky) and Taylor, Kenny
Jr. and Dawn Lorden; two
sons Dennis and Noah.
She also leaves behind
six great-grandchildren; a
brother-in-law, Fred Lorden;
and a sister-in-law,
Dorothy Lorden; many
nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were held
on Monday, August 31st
from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the
Smith & Heald Funeral
Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford,
NH. A Mass of Christian
burial was celebrated
on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.
in St. Patrick’s Church, 34
Amherst Street, Milford,
NH. Burial followed in
Riverside Cemetery, Milford,
NH. Donations in
her memory may be made
to Hyder Family Hospice
House, 285 County Farm
Road, Dover, NH 03820.
Arrangements are in the
care of Smith & Heald Funeral
Home, Milford, NH.
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