Lorraine Cote

BIDDEFORD — Lorraine M. Cote, (81), went to be with Jesus on Sept. 8, 2023. Anyone who knows her knows that this was all she wanted.

Lorraine spent her entire life in Biddeford, Maine where she was born on Sept. 9, 1941, daughter of Alcide and Noella (Paquette) Montpas. She graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1960.

After school, she worked at Blue Ribbon Sports in Saco, as well as LynnFlex, where she met Michael Richard and had two beautiful children. For the past 30 years she’s been a faithful employee of Len Libby Candies in Scarborough where she considered them family. She was a long-time member of New Life Church in Biddeford and was grateful to be able to watch services online when she was no longer able to attend in person. One of the highlights of her life was a mission trip in 2006 to an orphanage in Ghana, Africa.

Lorraine loved spending time with her family, meeting with friends every week for lunch or coffee to do puzzles and share lots of laughs. She spent countless hours buried in books at Books-A-Million where she could be found with a cookie and coffee, engulfed in mystery novels. Her beautiful smile could light up a room and she was always happy to see you. She made sure the people she loved knew that she loved them. But above all, Lorraine loved Jesus. She never missed an opportunity to lift her hands in praise and thanks and was a student of the Word until the end. Our hearts are heavy, but full knowing that she is dancing in Glory in the presence of our Lord. She often said “don’t cry for me when I’m gone, celebrate, because I will finally be home.”

Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Roxane King, and son, Carl Richard, his wife Kelli (Carter) Richard, and grandchildren, Livie and Jackson Richard; as well as her sister, Doris Dee. The family would like to express their utmost gratitude for the staff at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their support and tender care.

Services will be held at New Life Church at 551 Alfred Road in Biddeford on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. All are welcome. In honor of Lorraine, just love each other, be kind, and find a way to be of service to others.

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