Accomplished painter, member of the LAG

Published April 17, 2019

LYNNFIELD — Charlotte C. (Crosier) Orrall, 91, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019 following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late John H. Orrall, with whom she shared 59 years of marriage.  

Born in Chicopee on July 24, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Bessie (Robinson) Crosier. She was raised and educated in South Hadley and was a graduate of South Hadley High School and Framingham State College.  

Charlotte was employed for several years as a counselor with Greater Lynn Mental Health Services.  

A longtime Lynnfield resident where she was a member of Centre Congregational Church for more than 60 years, she was an accomplished painter and was a member of the Lynnfield Art Guild. She was an active volunteer, giving her time to various town and church committees as well as the Boy and Girl Scouts. She was recognized for her dedication when she was named Volunteer of the Year by the Greater Lynn Mental Health Services.  

Charlotte’s greatest joy was the time she spent with her loving family and dear friends.  

She leaves two daughters and sons-in-law: Nancy and Wayne Marquis of Danvers; and Judith and William LaCapra of Thompson, Connecticut; and her daughter-in-law Katherine Orrall of North Andover. She is also survived by her four grandchildren: Kathryn Azevedo and her husband Ed of Topsfield; Jennifer Marquis of Cambridge; J. Peter Orrall II and his wife Lisa of Lynn; and Jamie Orrall of North Andover. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Noemia and Jackson; her sister, Nancy McKersie and her husband Robert of Arlington; her brother-in-law Roy Orrall of Lynnfield; and many nieces and nephews.  

Charlotte was predeceased by her son, J. Peter Orrall, and her granddaughter Ann Marie Orrall.  

Her funeral service will be held on Monday, April 22 at 11 a.m. at the Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer St., Lynnfield. Burial will be private and there are no visiting hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlotte’s memory may be made to Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer St., Lynnfield, MA 01940. Please note the John and Charlotte Orrall Memorial Fund. Arrangements are in the care of C.R. Lyons and Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. To leave a condolence, please visit