MANCHESTER ~ Lorraine Lachapelle, age 68, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on Sunday September 25, 2016 at her home in Manchester, Maine.\r\r\n\r\r\nLorraine was born in Augusta, the daughter of Barbara and James Dugan, and spent most of her life living in the area. A graduate of Cony High School, she went on to attend the New England Deaconess School of Nursing in Boston, where she earned her nursing degree. After graduating, Lorraine served her country in the US Army achieving the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, residing in California and Texas before returning home to Maine.\r\r\n\r\r\nLorraine was an RN, LSW and worked as a nurse and later in nursing administration for agencies throughout the central Maine area, retiring from Goold Health Systems in 2014 as the Director of the Community Assessment Program. \r\r\n\r\r\nLorraine loved music and was active in a number of musical productions throughout the area. It was through performing that she met her partner in life and love, Ron, whom she married on January 1, 1981. They enjoyed singing together and spending time with family and friends. In recent years, they have thoroughly enjoyed camping in their motorhome at Lorraine’s favorite campgrounds (Lobster Buoy in South Thomaston and South Arm in Andover).\r\r\n\r\r\nLorraine is survived by her husband, Ron; her sons Aron Plucinski of Valley Village, CA; Joshua Plucinski and wife Erin, of Hope Valley, RI; her grandsons Nick Plucinski, James Adams and Luke Adams; her sister Linda and brother-in-law Errol Woodbury of Brunswick; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and her special dogs Abby and Maddy.\r\r\n\r\r\nA graveside service will be held Friday October 7th, 1PM at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery (163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta). Immediately following, family and friends will gather at the Cohen Community Center (22 Town Farm Road, Hallowell) to remember and celebrate her life.\r\r\n In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine (gsfb.org) or to the charity of one’s choice.