Danvers — Mrs. Lorraine Joan (Boulay) Walsh, 84, of Danvers, beloved wife of the late Robert B. Walsh, died on Monday, September 30, 2013, at the Atrium in Danvers, surrounded by her family.
Born in Swampscott, she was the daughter of the late Vital and Antoinette (Beaulieu) Boulay. She was raised and educated in Lynn, and was a graduate of Lynn English High School.
Mrs. Walsh had been employed as a bookkeeper with the former Lynn Gas Co. She was also associated with the former Franklin C. Whitmarsh, public accountant, as a bookkeeper, and was employed at Security National Bank, and most recently, until her retirement, with the Danvers Public School System as accountant for the Danvers High School lunch program.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Lorraine had been a longtime resident of the town of Danvers, and was a member of the Welcome Wagon Ladies for many years. She enjoyed dining out, and in her later years, was a member of the singing group at the Atrium. She loved to knit and travel, but family was paramount in her life. Her singing and laughter will be deeply missed by all.
Lorraine is survived by her three daughters, Carol O’Neil of Franklin, Kathryn Walsh-Mambuca of Peabody, and Patricia Walsh of Danvers; her two grandchildren, Lauren O'Neil and her fiance, Richard Watson, and Erin Jarvis and her husband, Craig; her sister, Judith Sherwood and her husband, Charles, of Cary, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. She was also the mother-in-law of the late Francis O’Neil.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held at C.R. Lyons and Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square, on Friday, at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Visiting hours are Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. To share a memory, or offer a condolence, please visit www.lyonsfuneral.com.