Lorette J. Bouchard Steed, 80

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BRUNSWICK — Lorette J. Bouchard Steed, 80, died on Feb. 26 after a long battle with lung cancer.

She was born in Brunswick on March 16, 1931. She and her husband, Charles, and their five children lived in Everett, Mass., while their family grew. During her life she was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and attended many games at Fenway Park. She also enjoyed shopping trips during which she collected a number of artistic and uniquely designed snow globes.

Steed worked for Colonial Investments of Boston and retired from the firm.

Her 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 who knew her.

She returned to the Brunwsick area after her five children became parents themselves.

Steed is survived by her children, Charles Steed of Elma, Wash., Loretta Steed of Somerville, Mass., Pauline and her husband, Kevin Green, of Peabody, Mass., Lou Ann Buschlen of Tavernier, Fla., and Margaret and her husband, Simon Cantu, of Epping, N.H.; six grandchildren, Jaclyn and Steven Covell, Mitchell Akullian and Matthew, Jennifer and Erin Cantu; brothers Alebert and his wife, Fern, of La Verne, Calif., Roland Bouchard of Brunswick, Remi Bouchard and his wife, Terry, of Bowdoin; sister Alberta Scott of Ogdensburg, N.Y.; sister-in-law Lorraine Bouchard of Bowdoin; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were not held at her request. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on March 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., followed by a reception.