Lorraine A.


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Gloucester - Lorraine A. (Plante) "Rainey" Parsons, 90, of Gloucester, passed away Sunday evening, August 4, 2019, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Mass. Lorraine was born in Salem, Mass., on August 31, 1928, and was the daughter of the late Joseph C. and Amelia (Bouchard) Plante.
An antique enthusiast, Rainey was skilled in furniture restoration and refinishing and could make any piece of furniture shine. She shared her love of second hand finds, elephants and jewelry with all and was happiest when you left her home with a new trinket or gadget. She enjoyed her bus trips with the girls to the mall and casino, coffee and word searches at the kitchen table and was always up for playing bingo.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard A. Parsons; her son Kevin Plante; and three sisters, Rita Irwin, Doris LaPointe and Cecile Louf.
She is survived by her three daughters, Trudy Parsons and her wife Lucinda of N.H., Shelley Durette and her husband John of Haverhill, Mass., Gail Huntley of Gloucester; a son Wallace Parsons and his wife Bridget of Riverhead, N.Y.; her very best friend Barbara Fine and a daughter-in-law Diane Plante. She was a devoted Nana to her grandchildren, Wallace Parsons Jr., Jonathan Parsons and Robert Parsons; Amy Rodriguez, Kimberly Petosky, Kristie Cronberg and Kara Wagner, Carrie Huntley and Mindy Guerreiros, and Mickey Plante and Jillian Plante; as well as her 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.

Her visiting hours will be held in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester, MA, on Saturday, August 31, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Family and friends are cordially invited. There are no services and her burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to: American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Online condolences may be given at: www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
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Larry MacIntosh
Aug 14, 2019
Trudy, Very sorry to hear of your Moms passing
Marirose smith
Aug 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss Gail your mom was a wonderful person with a big heart and will be sadly missed by all who knew her my condolences to the whole family
Sherry shade
Aug 12, 2019
Cross street won't be cross street without you. I grew up with you as a neighbor for many years. I hung around with your girls. R.I.P.
Janice Hobbs
Aug 12, 2019
Rip Aunt Lorraine 💔
Patrick Petosky
Aug 12, 2019
Thank you Rainey for being so welcoming to me and I'll sure missed the soft hugs and kisses you'd give me every time I got to see you. You will be missed, but will always enjoy the memories.
Linda DeGagne
Aug 12, 2019
So sorry for your loss. She was a Cross Steet icon
Aug 12, 2019
Trudy and Family , my deepest sympathies for your loss , your mother was surrounded by a lot of love and she will be forever in your hearts .RIP Lorraine , thoughts and prayers to you all .