ST. ALBANS - Lorraine L. Kire, age 85, formerly of Peabody, MA, died of Alzheimer's disease at home in St. Albans, Maine, on October 18, 2015. Born on April 15, 1930, Lorraine was the devoted daughter of the late Theodore and Ella (Perkins) Bisson and grew up in Uxbridge, MA.
Her husband, Stanley F. Kire of Hatfield, MA, died on May 8, 2010. Lorraine spent her last years with her daughter Ellen in St. Albans, ME. Lorraine was a foster parent for Catholic Charities and a lector at St. John the Baptist Church in Peabody, MA. She loved world travel, thrift shops, and spending time with her family and friends. Lorraine leaves her daughters Ellen Kire and her husband, Mark Burns, of St. Albans, ME, and Kathy Kire of Boston, MA; her grandsons, David and his wife, Katie, and Joseph Kireburns; her great-granddaughter Alexis Kireburns; her brother, Dana Bernor and his wife, Sandra; and nephews, Stephen, Peter and Joseph Bernor.
Her memorial service will be held on Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 17 Chestnut St., Peabody, MA. Lorraine's family would like to give special thanks to Maine General Hospice for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston at: www.ccab.org.