Lorraine (Carney) Garthe of Lowell formerly of Chelmsford
Lorraine (Carney) Garthe, of Lowell, formerly of Chelmsford, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Lowell General Hospital after a brief illness. She was 50.
Born on March 5, 1967 in Boston, she was the daughter of Gladys Carney Chaput of N. Chelmsford and the late Kenneth Carney.
Lorraine was known by everyone as being a very thoughtful person, always caring and attentive to those around her. She recently was asked to assist with the opioid crisis in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including working with people dealing with recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Her other passion was to become an instructor in Reiki. Only a few weeks ago she celebrated the completion of classes for which she earned her certification as a Reiki Instruction.
She leaves her son, Richard Garthe III and his wife, Ravilla Garthe of Tyngsboro; grandson, Richard Garthe IV; granddaughter, Gabriella; siblings, James and his wife, Briae Carney of Nashua, NH, Scott Carney of Scottsdale, AZ, Deborah and her husband, Robert Kodesh of Derry, NH and Daniel and his wife Brenda Carney of Concord, NH; several nieces, nephews, and many cousins.
Visiting hours Wed. 4 to 7 P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Her Funeral Service will be Thurs. at 11am at United Methodist Church, 10 Church St., Westford, MA 01886. Memorials may be made in her name to the House of Hope, Inc., 812 Merrimack Street Lowell MA 01854. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com