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ANDOVER, MA, AND BOCA RATON, FL: Mrs. Lorraine S. (Sawyer) McAree, 87, a longtime resident of Andover and Boca Raton, Fla., and beloved wife of William L. McAree, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015.

Born in Lowell, Mass., on April 27, 1928, she was the beloved daughter of the late Charles and Rose (LaPlante) Sawyer. Mrs. McAree was a graduate of the Lowell Commercial College and had been the Treasurer for the William L. McAree Insurance Co., Inc. for many years. Lorraine devoted herself in extraordinary fashion and commitment to her family. Her eyes always lit up whenever her daughters or grandchildren, John and Kristen, were in her presence. She provided countless hours of fun, love, and support. In her spare time, Lorraine enjoyed traveling with her husband, William, with whom she shared a beautiful and loving marriage for 63 years. She was an avid and expert bridge and card player, gracefully integrating competition, fun, and togetherness. She will be dearly missed.

Besides her beloved husband, William, Lorraine is survived by her loving daughters, Lisa McAree of Charlestown, and Susan McAree and her husband, Karl Kraus of Medford and Sandwich; son-in-law, Michael Harding of Methuen; sister, Annette Perreault of New Hampshire; grandchildren, John Harding and his wife, Sarah, and Kristen Harding and her partner, Dan Beauchemin; step-grandchildren, Will and Zephan Kraus; and many nieces and nephews. She was also the loving mother of the late Joan M. Harding and sister of the late Lillian Martin.

Her funeral Mass were celebrated in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover, on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends attended. Calling hours were held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be privately held. Should friends desire, donations in Lorraine’s memory may be sent to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Office of Philanthropy, 41 Mall Road, Burlington MA, 01805 in lieu of flowers. For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on  December 14, 2015
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