Lorraine (Fiumara) Cogan

August 21, 2021

Lorraine (Fiumara) Cogan

Lorraine (Fiumara) Cogan – Of Woburn, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Saturday, August 21st. Beloved wife of 51 years to Robert “Bozzi” Cogan. Devoted mother of Valerie Cogan of Woburn and Meredith Olson, her husband Donald of Woburn. Cherished “Nonni” of Sofia, Jenna, Matthew, and Madison. Lorraine is also lovingly survived by her beloved dog, Lilly. Calling hours will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St Woburn on Thursday, August 26th, from 4pm to 8pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Lorraine’s memory to Tanner Ta Ta Foundation: 100 Tower Office Park Unit F. Woburn, MA 01801.

Lorraine (Fiumara) Cogan, a long time resident of Woburn, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Saturday, August 21st. Beloved wife of 51 years to Robert “Bozzi” Cogan, Lorraine was 73 years of age.

Born in Winthrop, Lorraine was the daughter of the late Matthew and Rose Fiumara. Being born and raised in Winthrop, Lorraine was a graduate of Winthrop High School along with the Class of 1965. Following high school Lorraine would go on to pursue a degree in education, to which she would obtain a bachelors degree from Curry College. 

One evening while out dancing with some friends, she shared a dance with a young man named “Bozzi”. That dance would change both their lives forever; from that moment on they were inseparable. 

They married soon after in 1969, and Woburn was where they chose to make their home and raise their family. They were blessed with two daughters, Valerie and Meredith and their family was complete!

 Lorraine and Bozzi were dedicated to their children all throughout their lives.  After the girls grew, married and began families of their own, the circle of love and life continued.  Lorraine remained very invested in her grandchildren and all that they did.  From the basketball courts to irish stepdancing and soccer fields, she was there, as their greatest cheerleader.  

She and Bob loved traveling throughout the United States, vacationing on Cancun, spending winters in Ft. Myers, and for their Fiftieth Anniversary taking the whole family to Disney, were just some of their most memorable times. They also enjoyed traveling to attend concerts and music festivals all across New England supporting her love of music!

Lorraine’s mantra was one of genuine kindness.  There was no limit in the giving of her self, her time, and ideas to and for others. A very organized woman, Lorraine gave so much of herself and time to various charitable causes and organizations.

 As a young woman in the early 1970’s Lorraine was very involved with The National Organization for Women (NOW), which focused on Equal Rights Amendment, Women’s Rights, Feminism, and Civil Rights. Lorraine’s active participation in and for Equal Rights was a virtue, to which she held close to her heart. 

 An active member of the Woburn Host Lionesses, Lorrainne had been a proud charter member for 30 years. Girl Scouts of America was another area where she also gave over 25 years of devoted service. 

Lorraine was a strong advocate and mentor of the Tanner TaTa Organization. Lorraine assisted other women battling the same disease she, herself, had fought multiple times, succumbing to breast cancer Saturday afternoon, her beloved family right there at her side throughout.

A very strong, courageous woman Lorraine was very proud of her husband, daughters and their families, they were her world.  She gave 110 percent of herself, whenever she did anything with family, friends, organizations and even strangers.  Lorraine’s life was full and never did she miss the opportunity to help this world become a better place.

Beloved wife of 51 years to Robert “Bozzi” Cogan. Devoted mother of Valerie Cogan of Woburn and Meredith Olson, her husband Donald of Woburn. Cherished “Nonni” of Sofia, Jenna, Matthew, and Madison. Lorraine is also lovingly survived by her beloved dog, Lilly. Calling hours will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St Woburn on Thursday, August 26th, from 4pm to 8pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Lorraine’s memory to Tanner Ta Ta Foundation: 100 Tower Office Park Unit F. Woburn, MA 01801.

 

 

Calling hours will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St Woburn on Thursday, August 26th, from 4pm to 8pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Lorraine’s memory to Tanner Ta Ta Foundation: 100 Tower Office Park Unit F. Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Christine Newburn

    Dear Val & Meredith, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was always so friendly and kind to me. May she rest in peace. My deepest sympathy, Chrissy

  2. My beautiful, dear, loving friend. I will miss you so much. Much love to Bozzi. Val, Meredith, Donnie, Sofia, Matthew, Jenna and Madison.

  3. Pat & Evie McInnis

    Dearest Bozzi, Val, Meredith and grand children. We are heart broken of the loss of your wife, mother, and Nonni. Lorraine was a beautiful friend and very compassionate. We will be praying for all the family. We will miss our sweet friend.
    Pat & Evie McInnis
    Fort Myers FL

  4. Bob, my friend. So sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  5. -Karen, Domenic, Ava & John

    Val, our deepest condolences at this most challenging time! Mom is beautiful & courageous🙏🏻💗🙏🏻

  6. david weinberger

    The world is a sadder place with Lorraine’s passing, but we’re all richer people for having known her.
    Deepest condolences

  7. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to Bozzi, Valerie and a Meredith and her beloved grandchildren. Cal and I were so blessed to have met her and Bozzi in FL and enjoyed their friendship from that time on. Lorraine was a very special lady who loved her family so much. She will be sorely missed. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. We love you, Lorraine (and Bozzi). Your KY friends

  8. Barbara Johnson

    Boz, Val, Meredith and families… I know your hearts are broken… I’m sooo sorry that Lorraine lost this battle she fought sooo bravely for sooo long. She was full of spirit, and gave the fight all she had. She faced this loss with dignity… Such a strong and brave woman… Her smile, humor and laugh are etched in my heart forever… The beautiful memories will see you through the tough times ahead… My sincere condolences…

  9. Chris & Nancy Doherty

    We were so sad to hear of Lorraine’s passing. She had such a strong spirit & gave everything her all. May the memories of her comfort you today & always.

  10. Bethamy D. Weinberger

    My heart truly goes out to Lorraine’s entire family and to all of her other friends. David and I had the joy of being neighbors to Lorraine and Bob and cherished our friendship. Lorraine was an absolutely incomparable woman, a friend without parallel, and I will never forget her love, compassion, humor, zest for life, and bravery. The world is a better place for her having lived in it. I will always love her. Godspeed.

  11. Michael Feldman

    Im so very sorry for your families loss. I worked with Bozzi for many yrs and got to know your mom as well. She was such a special person and will be deeply missed. 😓

  12. Val and Family ,I am so very sorry to hear tho loss of you Mom. My prayers are with you all.

  13. I am sorry for the loss of Lorraine. She worked with my husband at NE Sign Supply. I will miss our Facebook “talks”! RIP Lorraine.
    Janis Durrell

  14. Matthew and Angela Gordon

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences during this very difficult time.

  15. Sorry for your sadness and loss. May good memories carry all of you through the tough times. She was surrounded by love as she began her journey.

  16. Janet and Jack Beauchamp

    Bozzy, Val and Meredith and family. Jack and I are so sorry for your loss.
    She was such a fighter with this disease and fought for others also.
    She was to my couple of daughters like another Mom. Best Brownie and Girl Scout leader ever.
    We are sending our love and prayers.
    Love ❤️

  17. Charlie Culhane

    Boz, Val, Meredith, & family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    The Culhanes

  18. Charlie Culhane

    Boz, Val, Meredith, & family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    The Culhanes

  19. Donna Treska Reed

    Upon joining a Breast Cancer support group many years ago, I was lucky enough to have developed a special ‘bond’ with Lorraine. Her smile, laugh, courage and bravery will continue to inspire me and she will be sorely missed by all those lucky enough to have known her. My deepest condolences to Bozzi, Meredith, Val, children and loved ones.

  20. Rene and Joe Simas

    Bob, Val and Meredith,
    Very sorry to hear the news. Your Mom was a light that will continue to shine in our hearts. Her smile and sound of her laughter will always be remember.
    Peace be with you all during the difficult days ahead.
    Sharing your loss.
    T try ale care of each other.

  21. Anthony E. Avallone

    Bob and Family,
    Sorry for your loss Lorraine was a very special person and a part of our entire family she will be missed. Always remember our memories are a great comfort, she will be with us forever.

  22. Cyndi and Glenn Olson

    What a gift this special woman was to each person who knew her. We were blessed to have had her in our lives. She loved with all her heart. Greatest condolences.

  23. Val, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that you find comfort in fond memories of your mom.

  24. Bob, Valerie & Meredith, my deepest sympathies. Thank you for allowing Mom & I to be there❤️

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