LEWISTON — Lorraine C. Additon, 90, formerly of Auburn passed away peacefully at Montello Manor in Lewiston on Monday, Feb. 27, with her family at her side.

She was born in Auburn on July 2, 1926, a daughter of the late Robert and Gladys (Williams) Cooper. She grew up in the Auburn area and attended local schools there. She was a graduate of Edward Little High School.

After high school, Lorraine worked locally as a secretary. During that time, she married Sewall Additon on Jan. 1, 1948, at the Lewiston Baptist Church and the two started a family together. While raising her family, she also worked as a nanny for more than 40 years tending to the wants and needs of many children, as well as her own children and grandchildren, until she retired. Even then, she would still offer her services to those in need.

Lorraine was a past member of the 4-H Club as well as the Extension Service of Androscoggin through the Department of Agriculture, the Court St. Baptist Church Ladies Circle and the East Auburn Grange. Her passions included knitting, crocheting and camping with her friends, especially at The Little Ponderosa in Boothbay Harbor and Reid State Park.

She is survived by her two children, Carol Aldrich and her husband, Charles, of St. Johnsbury, Vt., and Robert Additon and his wife, Brenda, of Auburn. She also leaves behind a brother, David Cooper of Auburn; as well as 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Sewall Additon, in 2000; a sister, Barbara Steele; and a great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Lorraine Sylvain.

Condolences may be shared with her family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

Lorraine C. Additon

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