N. Lorraine Moody - Cumberland

N. Lorraine Moody - Cumberland

N. Lorraine Moody, age 90, formerly of Reservoir Road, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2 at Southwood at Norwell Nursing Center in Norwell, Mass. She was the wife of Arthur F. Moody, who passed away in February of 2008.

Born in Sunderland, Vt., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Annie Belle (Matteson) Grout. She resided in Rhode Island for the past six years and then briefly in Norwell, Mass., to be with her daughter Betsy, previously residing in Connecticut for nearly two years to be near her son Rick. She lived in Polk City, Fla., for 12 years and Arlington, Vt., for most of her life.

She was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Cumberland, R.I., and the St. James Episcopal Church, Arlington, Vt. Lorraine loved music, and she and Art were opera and classical music buffs. She was the organist at St. James Episcopal Church for many years. She and Art were devoted members of the congregation St. James in Arlington as well as All Saints Church in Lakeland, Fla. She sang in groups in Arlington as well as in Florida.

She enjoyed sewing, creating tailor level apparel. She was a homemaker who took pride in her home and created wonderful parties and gatherings for family and friends.

She and Art traveled extensively in their RV throughout the USA and Canada, where they visited their son Chris. At the age of 80, she developed computer and digital photography skills, creating memorable greeting cards, calendars and photographs. Most of all, she loved and was loved by her family and was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She leaves two sons, Frederick A. “Rick” Moody and his wife Rosann of Vernon, Ct., and Christian J. Moody and his wife Patricia of Brentwood Bay, British Columbia; one daughter, Dr. Betsy L. Moody and Benjamin Rice of Norwell, Mass.; one brother, Joel Grout of Manchester, Ct.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Frederick Grout.

On Jan. 11 at 11 A.M. a celebration of her life will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 120 Nate Whipple Highway, Cumberland, with arrangements by J.J. Duffy Funeral Home in Cumberland. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Prior to that at 10 A.M. family and close friends will gather at the J.J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rte. 122, Cumberland, RI.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Cumberland, RI, and St. James Episcopal Church in Arlington, VT. Directions/guest book: jjduffyfuneralhome.com