Lori Lemoine, 54
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Lori Marie Lemoine of Granby, CT, was born to the late Neil P. and Lynda (Lanier) Cain on August 16, 1967, in North Adams, MA. A parishioner of the former St. Francis of Assisi Church, Lori sang in the choir throughout her youth. Music and singing were always integral parts of Lori's life, and those who knew her would never be surprised to hear her suddenly break into song at any given moment.
Upon graduating from Drury High School in 1985, Lori attended Westfield State College, where she made many lifelong friendships. Upon receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Lori worked in Special Education at the Glickman School in Springfield until she moved to Huntington Beach, California, where she worked as a Special Education Resource Specialist. While living in California, Lori also received her Master's degree at California State University at Fullerton. In 1996, Lori returned to Connecticut, teaching special education and second grade in Windsor until 2006, when she started teaching in Wethersfield, where she remained for 13 years until her retirement in 2018.
A firm believer in the benefits of positive energy, the power of healthy living (although never at the cost of enjoying a sinfully delicious meal and an ice-cold beer when the moment arose), and the importance of quiet, reflective moments, Lori was ever the voice of reason for her friends and family. She enjoyed spending time with loved ones at Seabrook Beach in New Hampshire, reading, yoga, kayaking, singing, music-especially live concerts and musicals-and expressing herself creatively via journaling, doodling, and other artful endeavors. Lori was also one of those rare people that could truly live in the now; her ability to stop and savor a joyful moment-no matter how inconsequential-was a hallmark of who she was and how she lived her life.
Lori is survived by her partner of 11 years and husband of six years, Jim Cyr of Granby, her four children, Dalton and Grace Lemoine, from her first husband, Lawrence Lemoine, and Eric and Zackary Cyr; her sister, Erin (Cain) Morgan and her husband, Chris, and her nephew, Connor, of McKeesport, PA. Lori is also survived by an extended loving family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws, as well as many "like-family" friends.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 10:00 AM at First Church of Christ, 689 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lori's memory may be made to Healing Meals Community Project, PO Box 7223, Bloomfield, CT 06002. For condolences, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.