Waterbury – Lorette Ingraham, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at The Cheshire House in Waterbury. She was the devoted wife of the late Paul Ingraham who passed away in 2013. While our family is grieving, we are comforted knowing they have been reunited in heaven.
Lorette was born on Nov. 10, 1928 in Fort Kent Maine, daughter of the late Ludger and Laura Grandmaison. She was raised and schooled in Canada, then in Waterbury, and graduated from Waterbury Catholic High School. She married Paul in 1949 and lived most of her adult life in Oakville, lovingly devoting herself to her family. She was a woman of great faith and a longtime parishioner of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Oakville where she taught CCD for many years.
Lorette enjoyed family vacations to New Hampshire and Florida, loved playing cards and watching UCONN Basketball, and made the best chocolate chip cookies, but her greatest joy of all was time spent with her family.
Affectionately known as “Zoute”, she will be remembered for her sweet, gentle disposition. She was a beautiful woman inside and out and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Ken Ingraham and his wife Kathy of Palm Bay Florida, Lynn Carey and her husband Glenn of Oakville, Ann Martere and her husband Joe of Watertown, and her daughter-in-law Sonya Ingraham of Mars Hill Maine. She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren, Jonathan, Anna, Sarah, Betsy, Randy, Courtney, Hailey and C.J., and 12 great-grandchildren; her Brother Ady Grandmaison and his wife Lucille of Cheshire, her brother-in-law Bernard Choiniere of Florida, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband Paul and her parents, Lorette was predeceased by her beloved son Dave Ingraham and her sister Myrella Choiniere.
Our family would like to thank the staff of The Cheshire House for their compassionate care over the last 11 years. We truly appreciate your kindness.
A private burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery in Waterbury, and a memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. To send notes of sympathy and comfort to Lorette’s family please visit her tribute page at www.berginfuneralhome.com
Memorial contributions for Lorette can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association by visiting www.act.alz.org/donate