FISKDALE – Lorraine R. (Picard) Shugart, 90, died Thursday, September 29, 2022, in her home. She is survived by seven children, Raymond Shugart and his wife Chris of West Springfield, Lynn Drysdale and her husband David of Deland, FL, Darlene Bruch and her husband Steve of Monson, Brian Shugart and his wife Glenda of Worcester, Mark Shugart and his wife Barbara of Granby, Debra Bigness of Charlton, and Lisa Tremblay and her husband Roland of Southbridge; a brother, Donald Picard of Colorado; a sister, Beatrice Harvey of Maine; 16 grandchildren, Jackie Bombard, Kelly Ashford, Donnie Ashford, Paul Ashford, Missy Pardee, Karen Lefave, Amy Wood, Megan Johnson, David Green, Carrie Wass, Jarred Bigness, Hayley Bigness, Christina Tremblay, Erica Bouchard, and Jennifer Tremblay; and many great-grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. She was predeceased by a daughter, Janet Gallo; a sister, Muriel Strickland; a grandson, Ryan Shugart; her stepmother, Stella Picard; and her longtime companion, Peter Vavolakis. She was born in Putnam, CT, daughter of the late Adrien and Antoinette (Joly) Picard, and lived in Brimfield before moving to Fiskdale in 1970, then Southbridge in 2020 to live with her daughter, Lisa.
Ms. Shugart worked for S.W.E.C. and worked at their programs at Burgess Elementary School in the Learning Center and Project Grow in Dudley. Previously, she performed respite care for disabled children, which she truly loved. She was a member of St. Anne-St. Patrick Parish in Fiskdale. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, going on rides, shopping, and cooking for her family. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.
A graveside service was held privately at Brimfield Cemetery in Brimfield. Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.