Dolores Elaine (Walter) “Lorie” McLaren

McLAREN, Dolores Elaine (Walter) “Lorie” of West Roxbury passed away at the age of 76, on August 2, 2022, after a long illness. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 21, 1946. She was a devoted daughter to the late Alice C. Walter and Arthur Walter. She was the beloved wife of John W. McLaren for 53 years until her passing. She dedicated the majority of her life to being a loving and proud mother to her children, John McLaren and his wife Veronica, Damaris (McLaren) Hadayia and her husband Ted, and Deirdre McLaren and her husband Kevin Mulkerrins. Later in life, she became a doting Nana to her grandson Ted Hadayia. Even as her illness progressed, she would spend much of her time in delight of his pictures and videos as he grew, along with his gifts (generally preschool-aged art). She would display these with great pride to anyone in her path. Similarly, she adored most of her fur grandchildren, though she preferred the cats (Mina, Lucy, Professor, and Rocco) over the dog (Toby).

She graduated from Roslindale High School in 1965 and then later Copley Business School. She enjoyed many things, including animals, gardening, reading, music, museums, TV shows such as Judge Judy, and art. She had a strong devotion to her Christian faith. She was an incredible artist and always encouraged her children to follow their passions, whatever they may be, and to expand their education. Her family will remember her for her love, care, devotion, and generosity to those lucky enough to cross paths with her.

Private interment at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers and donations, please perform random acts of kindness and expressions of gratitude in Lorie's memory.
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