Lorraine (Labbe) Woodward, 87, of Waterboro, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, surrounded by her family.
She was born on May 27, 1935, in Biddeford, Maine, to the late William and Fedora Labbe; she was one of thirteen children. Lorraine lived in Arundel and attended Biddeford schools. In 1954, Lorraine married the love of her life, Walter, and they moved to Waterboro to raise their family. They shared 67 and a half years together, until Walter passed away in January of this same year.
Lorraine worked in the Limerick Mills and then began working at the Waterboro Superette as a cashier for the next 13 years until she decided to stay home to raise her five children.
One of Lorraine’s favorite pastimes was bowling. She participated in several leagues, traveled all over the state, and she certainly loved to bowl with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing cards with her mom and sisters after church on Sunday afternoons. Much like her sports loving better half, she, herself, was a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan. For Lorraine, time with family was time well spent.
Lorraine was nothing short of a survivor; in 2005, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer, a battle that she won. A few years later, Lorraine began to suffer from dementia that would eventually take her life.
Lorraine is survived by siblings Philip Labbe, of Arundel, Rachel Granger, of Biddeford, and Aline Little, of Biddeford. Also, her five children: Debbie Charrette & her husband Dan, of Alfred, Dolly Dyer & her husband Randy, of Hollis, Doreen Woodward & her partner Victoria Stevens, of Waterboro, Denny Woodward, of Waterboro, and Bruce Woodward & his wife Elaine, of Lyman; and by five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Lorraine is predeceased by her parents, William & Fedora Labbe, brothers Henry, Leo, Gerard, Richard, Gerald, Lorenzo (Peter), and Reginald (Pit), and sisters Lucille Belrose and Maryann Vachon.
Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 27th from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street, in Alfred. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Biddeford.
Online condolences and memories may be shared at Lorraine’s Book of Memories at www.bibbersautumngreen.com
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Beacon Hospice of Portland in honor of Lorraine.
Arrangements are entrusted to Bibber Memorial at Autumn Green, 47 Oak St., in Alfred.