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Lorraine Shirley (Hixon) Fafard

June 16, 2020


Mrs. Lorraine S. (Hixon) Fafard, 88, of Hopedale MA, died Tuesday (June 16, 2020) at the Milford Regional Medical Center after an illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald R. Fafard, who died in 2013.


Lorraine was born in Milford MA, the daughter of the late Charles and the late Lillian Hixon. She was a graduate of the former St. Mary’s High School in Milford MA.


Lorraine was first employed as a young woman as a bookkeeper at the former Draper Corporation in Hopedale MA. Upon her marriage she became a devoted housewife and mother.


Lorraine was a longtime communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Hopedale MA. She loved to read and spend time with her family members.


Lorraine is survived by her three children: Ronald Fafard and his wife Laura of Hopedale MA, Shirley A. Fafard of Hopedale MA and Donna Fafard-Hurley of Bellingham MA; her son-in-law: Eric Carlson of  Millville MA; her granddaughter: Ashley J. Fafard of Hopedale MA; her brother: Charles Hixon of Rochester NY; her sister-in-law: Lorraine Vitale of Hopedale MA; her brother-in-law: Howard Fafard and his wife Madlyn of Framingham MA; and several nieces & nephews.


Lorraine was the mother of the late Charlene M. Carlson, who died this past March.


Her funeral will be held Saturday (June 20th) from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12PM in Sacred Heart Church, 187 Hopedale Street, Hopedale MA. Burial will follow in Hopedale Village Cemetery. A visiting hour will be held Saturday (June 20th) from 10:30am to 11:30am, prior to her Funeral Mass. Social distancing protocols & use of face masks will be required for all facets of the funeral services.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Oliva Family Cancer Comfort Fund, c/o The Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation, 14 Prospect Street, Milford M 01757.

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June 20, 2020

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
44 Congress Street
Milford, MA 01757

Mass of Christian Burial
June 20, 2020

12:00 PM
Sacred Heart Church
187 Hopedale Street
Hopedale, MA 01747

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