Windham, N.H. — Lorraine Marie (Collard) Kneeland, 82 of Windham, N.H., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends at Parkland Medical Center on Monday, April 15, 2013, after a long period of declining health. She was born on June 5, 1930, in Lawrence, Mass., the daughter of David G. Collard and Jeanne (Gagnon) Collard. She has resided in Windham, N.H., for the past 23 years. She attended St. Anne’s Grammar School and was a graduate from Lawrence High School. She worked as a dental assistant for many years. Lorraine was a devoted Roman Catholic and parishioner of St. Matthews Church in Windham, N.H. She was an avid reader and a talented artist specializing in painting murals for local school and stage settings. Lorraine was a devoted wife, loving mother, aunt and grandmother. Her sister Lucille Labrecque, of Lawrence, Mass., predeceases her. She is survived by her loving, caring husband, Michael E. Kneeland Jr., of 51 years; her sons, Michael “Mitch” E. Kneeland III DC, his family, Kathy and Katrina, of Londonderry, N.H; Glenn J. Kneeland DC, his wife, Donna and their children Delanie, Corey, Molly, and Ainsley, of Windham, N.H., John M. Kneeland, his wife, Sherri and their children Andrea, Zachary and Samuel, of Salem, N.H. Fr. David “Scooter” Kneeland DC, Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Lincoln, N.H.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, April 18, at 10 a.m. at St Matthew Church, Windham, N.H. Burial will follow in Cemetery on the Plains, Windham, N.H. Calling hours will be Wednesday, April 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, N.H. Memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 25 Nashua Rd., Unit E3, Londonderry, N.H., 03053. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.