Lorraine R. McGrath, 88

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Lorraine R. McGrath, 88, died Friday, Dec. 10.

On Nov. 12, 1922, she was born in Salem, Mass., and grew up in Westbrook.

After getting married to Gordon McGrath, they settled in South Portland.

For many years she worked as a secretary at South Portland High School. In later years, she was employed at Uncle Andy’s Bakery.

Before she lost her eyesight, she loved to knit and to read, and found joy doing the daily crossword puzzle with her son, Marshall.

Her family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Seaside Nursing Home for the wonderful care given to their mother during her stay there.

Predeceasing her was her husband, Gordon McGrath, and her great-granddaughter Claire Elizabeth Hindle.

She is survived by her three children, Marshall McGrath of South Portland, Kathleen Wise of Buxton and Marylou McGrath of South Portland; four grandchildren, Tamara Hindle and husband Tom of Portsmouth, N.H., Robb Friedman and wife Elisa of Newton, Mass., Courtney Connolly and husband Kevin of Old Orchard Beach, and Megan Coolbroth of Portland; eight great-grandchildren; and a special niece, Carol-Ann Cass.

Memorial services were held earlier this week.

Arrangements are by Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.

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