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Lorraine E. Van Uden

Obituary for Lorraine E. Van Uden

July 15, 1932 - June 24, 2019
Bedford, New Hampshire | Age 86


Lorraine E. (Houle) Van Uden, 86, of Bedford, passed away at Catholic Medical Center on June 24, 2019 surrounded by her loving family after a period of declining health.

She was born in Manchester on July 15, 1932, the daughter of George and Eva (Helie) Houle. She was a graduate of the Villa Augustina School in Goffstown, and the Nashua Memorial Nursing School. She worked at Sacred Heart Hospital and then Catholic Medical Center as an RN for over 20 years. Following her hospital nursing career, she then worked for Dartmouth Hitchcock and AIG Insurance as a medical case manager.

Lorraine was a devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family, travelling, reading, the beach and the lake. Throughout her life, Lorraine always found ways to help people. She was a true lady and will be sorely missed by her family. The family would like to thank the nursing staff and doctors at CMC for providing Lorraine with compassionate care during her recent illness.

Family members include her husband of 58 years, John F. Van Uden; two sons, Michael Van Uden and his wife Rose and their two children, Kristen and Andrew of Manchester and Thomas Van Uden of Manchester; a daughter, Kathleen Van Uden of Manchester; a sister-in-law, Nancy Van Uden-Tomaini of Bedford; and several cousins. She also leaves her faithful canine companion, Austin.

Calling hours will be at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Ave, Manchester on Sunday from 2 to 4 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 AM in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Bedford. Committal services will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. To view an online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit

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