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Lorraine E. Macuch, 89, Served in the W.A.V.E.S. During WWII

Patch file photo
Patch file photo
Lorraine E. Macuch, 89, formerly of Easton and Buzzards Bay, and wife of the late Joseph I. Macuch, died on Jan. 22, at Golden Oak Nursing Center in Middleboro, after a long illness.

She was born in Brockton, July 15, 1924, to the late Dona and Helen (Beaudette) LaCouture. Her brothers Edgar, Dona Jr., Bernard and Ronald LaCouture predeceased her.

After graduating from Brockton High School in 1942, Lorraine enlisted in the W.A.V.E.S. and served in New York City during World War II. She loved life in the city and made many friends.

Lorraine and Joseph were married April 6, 1947, and settled in Easton. She was employed as head cashier at Kings Department Store for over 10 years. When her children were grown she worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Brockton. Lorraine and Joseph were two of the founding members of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in So. Easton.

She retired in 1993 and then spent most of her time with Joseph at their summer home in Buzzards Bay. Lorraine's greatest joy in life was having her children and grandchildren around her.

She leaves her children Barbara Johnston of Buzzards Bay, Ronald of Monument Beach, Michael of Carver, Deborah Green of Scituate, Joseph of Duxbury, Paul of Lakeville and Patrick of Bourne. She was predeceased by her son Stephen.

She also leaves 17 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and Also numerous nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held in the George L. Copeland Funeral Home, 38 Center St., on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase St., was Monday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m.

Burial with military honors was at 12:45 p.m. Monday at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, in Bourne. Online condolences may be made at www.mackinnonfuneralhomes.com. Due to floral restrictions at the cemetery donations may be made to the charity of ones choice. 

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