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E. Lorraine Clay, 79

LYNN — E. Lorraine (Collins) Clay, age 79, of Lynn, died Feb. 9, 2019.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. Jr. and Gertrude (Campbell) Collins. She was a 1957 graduate of Lynn English High School and lived in Lynn all her life.

Lorraine was a florist. She owned Flowers of Expression before retiring in 1984. She loved her work with flowers and with local florists, including Tony the Florist and Gould’s Florist. She was a G.L.S.S. volunteer and was a supporter of the Chelsea Soldiers Home Library. Lorraine was a very active member of Franco-American War Veterans Post 12, Auxiliary.

She leaves her daughter, Kathy Carritte and her husband Joseph of Lynn; and a brother, Michael Collins and his wife, Sharon of Newton, N.H. The loves of her life were her grandchildren, Patrick, Sean, and Ryan Carritte; and her great-granddaughter, Rebecca. Lorraine also leaves her sister-in-law, Kathleen Collins of Georgetown; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother, the late Patrick Collins.

Service information: Lorraine’s funeral will be held in the CUFFE-MCGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. Burial will be private in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home prior to the service from 9-11 a.m. To share a memory or leave online condolences, please visit


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