Barbara A. (Rutkowski) Loranger

Barbara A. (Rutkowski) Loranger, 87, of Mattapoisett died peacefully Wednesday, January 26, 2022 after a brief illness surrounded by her loved ones. Beautiful Barbara was the wife of the late Ronald R. Loranger, with whom she shared nearly 64 years of devoted love and marriage.

            Born in Fairhaven, daughter of the late Charles and Alice (Wolan) Rutkowski, settled in New Bedford where she and her husband proudly and passionately dedicated their lives to raising their family and many others.

            Barbara (Mom, Barbaruski, Grandma, Gigi) is survived by her five beloved children: Ronald Loranger and his wife Lynne, Deborah Romanowicz and her husband Craig, David Loranger and his wife Barbara, Gary Loranger and his wife Carol, and Darleen Souza and her husband Gary; ten precious grandchildren; four adored great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

            She was formerly employed by LifeStream, Inc. as a caregiver for forty years until her retirement.

            Barbara was respected and beloved in her community for her grace and kindness as taking care of her family and others was her passion. Her love of laughter, cuisine, and fashion permeated throughout her family and was on full display at large Sunday dinners and Holiday gatherings.

            Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 10 am at St. Anthony’s Church, 22 Barstow St., Mattapoisett, with everyone meeting directly at Church. Visitation and burial are omitted. For online guestbook, visit

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