RANGELEY – Lorraine “Gram” Louise Chandler-Berry, 75, of Rangeley, died peacefully Thursday morning, April 22, at her home in Rangeley.

Mrs. Berry was born July 8, 1928, in Bristol, Conn., a daughter of Lauren and Eleanor Franquelle Liberty. She attended and graduated from schools in Bartlett, N.H.

“Gram” was involved in many professional endeavors in her life, but her true passion was early childhood development and care. She took great pride in teaching her kids to read at an early age before they entered kindergarten and furthering her education in the field.

Mrs. Berry was a beloved member of her town and belonged to the St. Luke’s Catholic Women’s Guild and the American Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary. She was very involved in the town of Rangeley, especially various community fairs in which she provided baked goods, sewn quilts, and crafts.

She is survived by two sons, Jim Clemons and his wife Lucretia of Bartlett, N.H., and Frank Chandler of Bowdoinham; a daughter, Barbara Clemons of Revere, Mass.; a sister, Virginia Lewis and her husband George of Jericho, Vt.; two grandchildren, Shannon Allain, and Teresa Papavlo; four great-grandchildren, Jocelyn and Jillian Allain, and Arion and Nathan Papavlo.

She was predeceased by her husband Ralph; a son, David Chandler; and a brother, David Liberty.

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