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Loretta M. Grace

Obituary for Loretta M. Grace

May 31, 1930 - January 18, 2021
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 90


Loretta Marie (Katein) Grace, 90, of Manchester died January 18, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, James L. Grace Jr. in 2010.

Born in Holmes, PA on May 31, 1930, she was the daughter of Robert and Loretta (Conley) Katein, the fourth of six children.
Loretta enjoyed raising her children and creating cherished memories with her grandchildren. She was a creative cook and seamstress, a proficient gardener, an avid reader, flower and bird lover. She will be greatly missed.

Family members include her children, Lorri Raiche of Manchester, Mary Ellen Grace and her spouse Anita Lacy of Portland, OR, James L. Grace III of Candia, Susan Grace of Los Angeles, Mary Beth Grace DePew and husband Jeff Depew of Henderson, NV, and Diane Lestage and husband Michael Lestage of Manchester; five grandchildren, James L. Grace IV, Connor Matthew Grace, Joseph and Annabelle DePew, Margaux Lestage; a brother, George Katein of Utah; sisters, Alma Delaney and Connie Katein of PA; nephews, nieces and cousins. She was predeceased by daughter-in-law, Jeannette Grace and son-in-law, Max Raiche.

A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, Jan 22nd at 10 am in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Manchester. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting with arrangements. To send an online message of condolence, please go to

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