Lorraine A. (L’Heureux) Nadeau Leonard, 88, of New Bedford passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. She was the former wife of the late Lucien Nadeau.
Born and raised in New Bedford, daughter of the late Raoul G. and Elizabeth (Judd) L’Heureux, she lived most of her life in the city and was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in New Bedford. Lorraine had been head of housekeeping at the Comfort Inn in Dartmouth until her retirement.
She enjoyed playing cards, knitting and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by six sons, Norman Nadeau and his wife Peg of Fairhaven, Danny-Ray Nadeau and his wife Tammy of Swansea, Leonard Nadeau and his wife Jennifer of Lafayette, CA, Michael Nadeau and his wife Tammy of Pleasant Hill, CA, Kenneth Nadeau and his wife Stacy of Acushnet and James Nadeau and his wife Susan of Dartmouth; a brother, Raymond L’Heureux and his wife Jeanne of CA; two sisters, Rita Allemao of Freetown and Simone Ferreira of New Bedford; 14 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Lorraine was the mother of the late David Nadeau and sister of the late Ralph, Emile “Skip”, Robert, Leo and Norman L’Heureux
In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, August 16, 2021 at 10AM in St. Mary’s Church, New Bedford. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Bedford. Arrangements are by Donaghy New Day Cremation and Funeral Care, 465 County St., New Bedford. For memorial register please visit, www.hathawayfunerals.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Memorial Program, 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN 38105-6584.
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