Lorraine Joyce (Sweet) Bouchard passed away unexpectedly Dec. 17, 2012, a resident of North Ferrisburg since 1975. Lorraine was surrounded by her family. Lorraine was born Aug. 11, 1947, in Burlington, the daughter of Allen and Laura (Devoid) Sweet. She graduated from Rice High School in 1966, then in 1968, she graduated from Thompson School of Nursing in Brattleboro as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked for Fletcher Allen Health Care since 1975. During this time she returned to the University of Vermont and graduated in 1991 with an associate degree in nursing as Registered Nurse. Among Lorraine’s is a brother, Ronnie, of Shelburne. She loved life to the fullest and was there for anyone. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at 11 am, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church in Charlotte. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Vergennes. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 7 pm in the Ready Funeral & Cremation Service South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity or the Middlebury Humane Society.