FALMOUTH — Lorraine Hatcher McKee, 86, died Aug. 27 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House with her loving family by her side.
“Rainy,” as she was affectionately known by her family and friends, was born in Portland on Dec. 21, 1924, the daughter of Arthur T. and Mary Carney Hatcher.
She was a graduate of Deering High School and Westbrook Junior College.
On Oct. 8, 1949, she married Alan Raymond McKee and they lived and raised their family in Marblehead, Mass.
She and her husband, Alan, shared a passion for sailing and boating and she worked for more than 10 years at the Little Harbor Boatyard. Once they retired they began spending winters in Florida. In the early 90s, they moved to Falmouth Foreside and made their home there.
Both she and her husband loved buying, renovating and decorating homes and traveling. Her greatest passion was entertaining family and friends at her home, which was nicknamed “Hotel McKee.”
She was a longtime communicant of Holy Martyrs Catholic Church in Falmouth, a member of the Women’s Literary Union and a volunteer at the Good Cause Thrift Shop in Portland.
She was predeceased by her husband on Jan. 12, 1996, a son, Scott A. McKee, in 1989, three sisters, Dorothy Francis, Eileen Stamos and Jeanne Hatcher, and three brothers, Alfred, Everett and Earl Hatcher.
Surviving are her son, Paul A. McKee, and his wife, Janet Ross of South Portland; two grandchildren, Jessica McKee and Anthony McKee, both of California; one great-granddaughter, Alexa Duncan of California; a sister-in-law, Lucille Hatcher of Portland; a niece, Beverly Hatcher Cooper, and nephews, Arthur Hatcher, Danforth Francis, Forest Hatcher and John Hatcher.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, 1461 Broadway, South Portland.
Arrangements by Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland.
Online condolences may be expressed at ctcrawford.com.
Memorial donations may be made to the Good Cause Thrift Shop, 16 Forest Ave., Portland, ME 04101.