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Mrs. Lorraine Lorretta Hamel Donaghey passed away peacefully on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Windham Terrace in Windham, N.H., following a lengthy illness. Born on March 29, 1927, Lorraine was the daughter of the late Urbain Hamel and Blanche Charest Hamel. She was an employee of Raytheon in Andover, Mass., for over 25 years before retiring in 1992. Lorraine was known for her wit, humor, kindness, generous nature, and for her feisty spirit. She maintained a positive, upbeat attitude throughout her life, and could often be heard humming a happy tune to herself as she went about her day. She was a talented seamstress, a gifted gardener, and a celebrated cook. She was a deeply loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and friend to all who knew her.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Robert Edward Donaghey, and her beloved son, Neil Edward Donaghey. She lived a full and beautiful life on her own terms and will forever be cherished by those she leaves behind. She is survived by her eldest son, Wayne Robert Donaghey of Derry, N.H.; sisters, Estelle O’Donnell of Salem, N.H., Irene Lemieux of Methuen, Mass., Paulette Burgess and her husband, Donald of Derry, N.H., Pauline Guay and her husband, William of Haverhill, Mass., Bernadette Ambrose of Cherry Hill, N.J.; brothers, Ronald Hamel of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Albert Hamel of Methuen, Mass.; and daughter-in-law, Sharon Donaghey of Derry, N.H. She also leaves five loving grandchildren, Dianna Donaghey Coppolo of Derry, N.H., Amanda Donaghey of Raymond, N.H., William Donaghey of Londonderry, N.H., Bobbi Donaghey of Raymond, N.H., and Colleen Donaghey Sawlan of Londonderry, N.H. She had seven great-grandchildren.
There are no services scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Lorraine are encouraged to make a small contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Diabetes Association in her honor.
Published on  February 20, 2017
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