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Tobias, M. Lorraine

Mae Lorraine (Laramee) Tobias, wife of the late Saul Tobias, died Friday, January 7, 2011 at the Blue Hills Alzheimer’s Care Center  in Stoughton after a long illness.  She was 87.  Lorraine was born May 1, 1923 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the final surviving child of the seven children of Wilfred and Emelia (DePatti) Laramee.  She worked as a licensed practical nurse and administrator for Catholic nursing homes for about 20 years until her retirement in 1988.  She was a former resident of Weymouth and Haines City, Florida.  Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Sharlene Bender, and her husband John, of Westwood; three grandchildren, Carla Dobrow of Arlington, Kerry Bender of Norwood, and Joseph Bender of Norwood; and two great grandchilden, Ava and Nathan Dobrow.  Relatives and friends will gather at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood at 11 am Tuesday, and proceed to St. Margaret Mary Church, 485 High Street, Westwood for her Mass of Christian Burial at Noon.  Interment will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Sharon Morse
    January 9th, 2011 | 11:30 am

    Sharlene and family,

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. We have some great memories of our families together and of your mom not to mention all the pictures that will last a lifetime. They are all together now in heaven. They will all be missed and thought of often. God Bless. Love, Sharon

  2. Leslie Lally
    January 10th, 2011 | 6:58 am

    Dear Sharlene and Family,
    I cant tell you how sad this day truly is. My heart and prays go out to you and your Family. I am just sitting here thinking of all the wonderful times we as a family have had. First thing that comes to mind is your Moms wild tasted in wallpaper. She was way before her time. I loved her so.

  3. Melissa Barron (Missy)
    January 10th, 2011 | 10:07 am

    Sharlene & Family,

    I want to Thank you for sharing your mom (grandmother) with me. She was always a bright spot in mine and my family’s life. She taught me a lot of life lessons, I would not have learned with out her. I still to this day use many of them and have passed them on to my daughter’s. I will always think of her and know that she is with her much missed family knitting on a cloud. Love and God Bless Missy

  4. Jane Venckauskas
    January 11th, 2011 | 9:56 am

    Dear Sharlene,
    Liz Mearkle told me of your dear mother’s passing. I have seen what a devoted daughter you are. You will miss your mother, but she’ll be watching over you from above and her spirit will always be with you. I hope knowing this will will lessen your sadness during this difficult time.
    Love and prayers to you and your family.
    Jane Venckauskas

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