Loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved to celebrate holidays

NORTH READING — On November 21, 2021, Lorraine J. (Caprara) Boucher, 88, of North Reading, peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife and best friend of William D. Boucher. They had been sweethearts for 70 years, and on November 13, 2021 they celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.

Originally from Wappingers Falls, New York, Bill and Lorraine moved to North Reading in 1963, where they raised their family. She was the devoted mother of Denise (Boucher) Beal and her husband, Malcolm; Cary Boucher and his wife, Robin; Mary Alison Boucher, and Michael Boucher. She was the cherished grandmother “Grandmere” of Joseph Beal and his wife, Sandra; Justina (Beal) Christian and her husband, Scott; Jeremy Beal, Joshua Beal, Kyle Boucher, Ryan Boucher, Caroline Boucher, Colin Boucher, William Boucher and Andrew Boucher. She also had nine great-grandchildren. For Lorraine, it was always family first and she delighted in welcoming each new member. Her warm smile would light up whenever any of them entered the room.

Lorraine was born in 1932 to Clement J. Caprara Sr. and Marie Jeanne (Gervais) Caprara. She leaves her loving sister Jeanne M. (Caprara) Nolan and her husband, J. Wesley; and her brother-in-law Joseph Bushee and his wife, Nancy. She was predeceased by her brother, Clement J. Caprara Jr. and his wife, Eleanor, and by her sister-in-law, Barbara Rogers. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.

Prior to her retirement in 1989, Lorraine worked at IBM in New York, and Avco/Textron in Wilmington as an engineering records specialist. She had many varied interests including crafting, painting and gardening. She enjoyed traveling and day trips to Marblehead Neck. She loved to celebrate the holidays. Always thoughtful, she took great care to find the perfect gift for everyone on her list, and her family eagerly anticipated her eggplant parmigiana, sausage stuffing and apple pie.

Lorraine was very active and engaged in several fitness activities. In high school, she was a cheerleader and played on many sports teams. She enjoyed basketball, swimming, ice skating and walking.

Lorraine was a long-time member of the North Reading Garden Club. She appreciated the many friendships she made there and always looked forward to their Silver Tea and other events. She was a communicant at St. Theresa’s Church. On November 26, 2021, a funeral Mass was officiated there by Bishop Mark O’Connell.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Winchester Hospital and Care Dimensions Hospice in Lincoln for their excellent care. In lieu of flowers, they ask that donations be made in her name to Care Dimensions.

Arrangements were in the care of the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.croswellfuneralhome.com.