Laura “Lorraine” Gallant, beloved wife of the late Bob Gallant, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2021 at Blaire House of Tewksbury at the age of 90.
Lorraine was affectionately to all as “Auntie” or “LaLa.” Because Lorraine and Bob did not have children their nieces and nephews were their immediate family. They spent vacations and holidays together, creating many special memories.
Lorraine was raised in Somerville and later lived in Woburn. She worked at Somerville City Clerk’s office for several years. Bob and Lorraine vacationed and resided in York, Maine and Treasure Island, Florida. Following retirement, they traveled across the country to Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas and Alaska. Lorraine and Bob loved to gamble, bowl and play cards with their many friends. Her greatest joy came from Italian cooking and playing Bingo.
Lorraine is the beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Emma (Salvi) Guaraldi. Sister of the late Mary (Guaraldi) Celli. Cherished aunt of Linda Rennell and her late husband Kenny and John Celli and his wife Tracy. Devoted great aunt of Eric Rennell and his wife Karen and their children Drew, Jack and Molly; Monica Rennell and her fiance’ Shawn Wiitala, and Monica’s children: Emma and Cameron; Michelle, Melissa and Jordan .
Family and close friends are cordially invited to celebrate a Memorial Mass at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St. (Rt. 62), North Reading on Friday, August 13th, 2021 at 10:30am. Lorraine’s family will receive guests prior to the start of mass beginning at 9:45am. Interment will be held privately at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Lorraine’s Memory to a Charity of Your Choice.
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