BRUNSWICK – Lorette J. Bouchard Steed, resident of Topsham, passed away on February 26, 2012. She was 80 years of age.

Her passing was hastened by the ravages of lung cancer over a period of several months.

Lorette was born in Brunswick, Maine on March 16, 1931. She was pre- deceased by her parents Edward and Rebecca Bouchard, her twin sister Loretta Bouchard and a brother Paul Bouchard.

Lorette, her husband Charles, and her five children lived in Everett, MA as they flourished into a vigorous family. During her extended life she was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and attended many games at Fenway Park. At one of those games she was introduced to Ned Martin, a very popular and admired Red Sox commentator and announcer. She also enjoyed the fun pastime of “shopping” during which she collected a considerable number of artistic and uniquely designed snow globes.

Lorette was employed by Colonial Investments of Boston, MA and retired from that firm several years ago. Lorette’s primary passion was the well-being of her children and family. While they were growing up and until her final days she exhibited a devotion and love toward her five children that was admired by all those who knew her. She returned to Brunswick/ Topsham after her five children became parents themselves.

She is survived by her five children: Charles Steed of Elma, WA, Loretta Steed of Somerville, MA, Pauline and her husband Kevin Green of Peabody, MA, Lou Ann Buschlen of Tavernier, FL, and Margaret and her husband Simon Cantu of Epping, NH. She also parts with six grandchildren: Jaclyn and Steven Covell, Somerville, MA., Mitchell Akullian, Tavernier, FL; and Matthew, Jennifer and Erin Cantu of Epping, NH. She leaves behind three brothers, Albert and his wife Fern of La Verne, CA, Roland of Brunswick, ME, Remi and his wife Terry of Bowdoin, ME along with a sister Alberta Scott of Ogdensburg, NY and a sister- in- law Lorraine Bouchard of Bowdoin, ME and an abundance of nephews and nieces. She instructed her family not to hold visiting hours after her death.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen Street, Brunswick, on Saturday, March 24th at 11:00 a.m. Members of Lorette’s family will participate in the liturgical rituals. A reception will be held in the adjacent room immediately following the Mass.

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