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Lorraine Frances Russell Fowler
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Obituary for Lorraine Frances Russell Fowler

Lorraine Frances (Russell) Fowler, 85, of Middlefield, wife of the late Russell E. Fowler, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Middlesex Hospital. Born in Middletown, she was the daughter of the late Forrest and Rachel (Paquin) Russell.

Lorraine graduated from Middletown High School and lived in Middlefield most of her life. She was a member of the Middlefield Federated Church and a volunteer in the Middlefield Lion’s Club booth at the Durham Fair.

Lorraine is survived two sons, William “Bill” Fowler and his wife, Paula of Middlefield and Robert R. Fowler and his best friend, Dianna Dills and her son, Jeremy of Middlefield; a daughter, Kathy Fowler of Higganum; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Fowler Swierczynski (Tad), Jill Grivalsky (Christian), Joy Mechachonis (Joe), Sarah Ezzo, Matthew Arrigoni (Colleen), Dan Fowler and Becca Fowler; seven great grandchildren; an aunt, Dot Paquin of South Carolina; sister-in-law, Donna Fowler of North Carolina and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wesley “Jake” Fowler and his wife, Karen of Haddam.

Along with her husband and parents, her sister, Joyce Condron, predeceased Lorraine.

Lorraine’s family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Middlesex Hospital and the staff of the Middlesex Hospice Unit.

A graveside service will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lorraine’s memory may be made to Middlefield Volunteer Fire Department, 405 Main Street, Suite 1, Middlefield, CT 06455, Middlefield Federated Church, 402 Main Street, Middlefield, CT 06455 or Middlefield Lion’s Club, P.O. Box 1, Middlefield, CT 06455. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit


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