Lorraine R. (Lavigueur) Radula

Lorraine R. (Lavigueur) Radula, of Randolph, passed away July 14, 2021 at the age of 90.

Lorraine is survived by her loving husband Vincent “Vinny” Radula. Married for 63 years, Lorraine and Vinny met while Lorraine was waitressing at a restaurant. Vinny had to ask her on a date a few times before she agreed to go out with him. They got married on June 26, 1958 at St Paul’s Church in Worcester, Massachusetts. After getting married, they moved from Worcester to Maryland and then back to Worcester in 1968 before finally settling down in Randolph. You could find Lorraine and Vinny eating out at their favorite local restaurants many days of the week.

Besides her husband, Lorraine leaves three children, Bill, Craig and Diane. She enjoyed spending time with each of them. She was always there for her kids and would be up for going out for a visit anytime she had a chance.

Lorraine’s favorite activities were to spend time with family and friends, she loved activities with her grandchildren, playing games and recounting stories of her great travel adventures. Lorraine was often on the phone, chatting about the goings-on in the world and concerns over others welfare.

She loved the flowers in her yard and the vast public gardens of Boston parks. In her free time, Lorraine loved to travel and explore. She could be found exploring parks, libraries, shops and restaurants on her Saturday afternoon trips to Boston. One of her favorite spots was the Boston Public Library, visiting weekly as she was a voracious reader.

Lorraine's love of animals and fascination with the natural world took her on trips all over the world, beginning with trips to Europe with Vinny then for years after with her daughter on vast adventures. She even went on solo adventures and met so many friends along the way. Her many memorable travels took her to the far reaches of the earth, including exploring The Great Wall of China, a Kenyian safari, touring around volcanoes in Costa Rica, riding an elephant in Thailand and coasting down the rivers through The Amazon where she loved staying in a tree top hotel full of monkeys. Her other numerous adventures included Machu Picchu, Australia, New Zealand and more.

When not travelling the globe, Lorraine loved to visit Sturbridge to spend time with her sister Lucille, husband Edwin Calcutt, and their 8 children. They were a loud bunch together with always a lot of laughs.

Lorraine will be missed but her laugh and love for family, friends and adventure will live on in our stories and memories.

Visiting hours will be held at the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main St. (Rt. 28), Randolph on Saturday, July 17th from 12-2pm. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend.


First Name: Janet
Last Name: Calcutt
City: Southbridge
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 07/15/2021

My Deepest Sympathies to my Uncle Vinny, my Aunt Lorraine's daughter, Diane and family, Her two sons, Bill and Craig, and my Mom, her sister Lucille on the passing of their Beloved Mother, Wife,Sister and Grandmother. She So Loved to be out and amongst people, so full of life, so funny, and such a Joy to be around. I fondly like to refer to her as my Ant Lorraine. I have many , many lovely memories of times spent through the year's at cookouts and family gatherings. I will Miss her, and her Beautiful Spirit. Rest in Peace my Dear Aunt, until we meet again some day. Rest In Eternal Peace, your Niece Janet

First Name: Joyce
Last Name: Lewis
City: Norton
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 07/15/2021

I will miss you a lot Aunt Lorraine. I am so happy that I had the opportunity to tell you how much you have meant to me for my entire life. I was so lucky that you were not only my Aunt but my Godmother too. A double blessing for me.
On the day when you and Uncle Vinny married I felt so special (at almost 9 years old) first, to be at your wedding and second, the incredible thrill when you gave me your garter. You made me believe in fairytales and I hoped some day to find my Prince. I'm grateful that I have him now. Also, the special bond that you and Hiram had meant so much to me.
I know your life wasn't a bed of roses but your joie de vivre and adventurous spirit took you around the world. You were a pioneer woman! I can't believe that you went to Cuba right out of High School.
I will always admire you and your sense of humor was infectious. I'll miss our phone calls where we'd complain about our "princes" and laugh and laugh.
I could go on and on about how important you are to me, even now. My heart aches that we shall not speak or see each other again. But I feel especially honored that you chose to call me and share the agony of your last months here on earth. I wish I believed there was a place called Heaven because I would know for sure that you, my beautiful Aunt Lorraine, are there now. And in case there really is, say hi and give my Dad a big hug.
I will love you until it's my time to leave this earth. Your place in my heart is permanently taken by your love, your smile, and your beautiful spirit.
May your children and grandchildren find that your memories live on forever in them. And much love to them and Uncle Vinny.
Thank you for being my best Aunt and only Godmother. All my love, Aunt Lorraine.
Your grateful and loving niece, Joyce

First Name: Christine
Last Name: Baptiste-LaMothe
City: Berkley
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 07/16/2021

I am so sorry for your loss, my best wishes for all of your family.

First Name: Joyce
Last Name: Butler
City: Providence
State: RI
Country: us
Entry Date: 07/16/2021

Diane and family,
Sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. I hope you are comforted by the lifetime of memories, and you find moments of peace and strength in the days ahead.

Peace, Joyce Butler

First Name: Jesse
Last Name: Betts
City: Providence
State: RI
Country: United States
Entry Date: 07/17/2021

Aunt Lorraine was always a joy to be around, her passing leaves the world less bright. I will cherish the family BBQs and Holidays that I got to spend with her.

First Name: Jonah & Tina
Last Name: Calcutt
City: Smyrna
State: TN
Country: US
Entry Date: 07/17/2021

Our condolences to the Radula family. Great Aunt Lorraine was such a joy, so funny and full of life. She will be deeply missed. Tina and I were so happy to be able to see her and Diane in 2019 when we were visiting. The fact that she was able to see her sister, my grandmother Lucille, was a touching and wonderful bonus. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. I wish we could be up there for the service, but our hearts are with you all. Peace and blessings. Jonah and Tina Calcutt

First Name: Nancy
Last Name: Calcutt
City: Paducah
State: KY
Country: McCracken
Entry Date: 07/17/2021

Dear Uncle Vinny, cousin Diane & family, cousin Bill, cousin Craig and my mom, Lucille Calcutt, Lorraine's older sister :

I am so sorry for your loss. I will never forget my warm, smart, lively and funny Aunt Lorraine. I always deeply admired her and treasure the moments I got to spend with with her and the Radula family.

I am grateful that I had a chance to see her again in 2018. We had a lot of fun!

I will hold all of you in my heart and prayers as you mourn her loss. Aunt Lorraine was a truly unique and wonderful human being.

Love & hugs,
Cousin Nancy Calcutt

First Name: Daniel
Last Name: Dwyer
City: west Yarmouth
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 07/19/2021

I am so deeply sorry about your moms passing. I'm sure she's looking down smiling at the beautiful daughter she has.you and your family will be in my prayers. God bless your mom and your entire family!!!!

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