Calling hours held Thursday night for Lorraine Houle at the Grise Funeral Home in Chicopee

Hampden County

Dozens gathered Thursday night to pay respects to a woman who dedicated her life to helping those in need.

Lorraine Houle, the founder of Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen in Chicopee died on December 23rd.

Calling hours were held Thursday night at the Grise Funeral Home in Chicopee. People remembered Lorraine for her impact on the community.

“Absolutely, in Chicopee and in the wider area people want to help other people, it’s what we need to do as a community, look to how we can help one another,” said Seth Dussault of Easthampton.

A funeral service will be held Friday morning at the St Rose De Lima Church at 10:00 a.m.

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