Lorraine M. (Graham) Ward, 88, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Saturday, May 30, 2020. She was born on June 6, 1931 in Perth Amboy, NJ, and was raised in Arlington, MA. She’s a graduate of Boston College and married Robert Ward in 1953. She moved to upstate New York, started a family and returned to MA in 1971 moving to Lexington. It was then, while raising a family, she continued her education and received her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology. Lorraine taught and was a respected member of the Lexington Public School system for 26 years as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She lived her last 15 years in Hingham, MA at Linden Ponds.
She loved walking from her home in Lexington to socialize at local coffee shops in the center of town and being the last one to leave the beach at the end of the day. Lorraine was passionate about her work in the Lexington Public Schools. Her relationships with staff and children were strong.
She will be lovingly remembered by her sister Vera (Graham) DeCosta and husband Deke of Wakefield; her children, Elizabeth (Beth) Ward of Mattapoisett; Michael Ward and wife Kimberly of Mattapoisett; John Ward and wife Tamara of Tewksbury and Thomas Ward and wife Patricia of Marshfield. Her precious grandchildren will miss their “GIA”, Elizabeth (Betsy) Sylvia, Rebecca Sylvia, Julia Ward, Ryan Ward, Beatrice (Trixie) Ward, Allison (Ally) Ward and Margaret Ward, and many nieces and nephews.
Lorraine was predeceased by her husband Robert Ward and sister Patsy Guida.