Annabel Lorden, RN, 96, of Pepperell died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 22, 2015, surrounded by her family at Nashoba Valley Medical Center. Annabel was born July 11, 1918, in Camaguey, Cuba. She was the daughter of Peter and Anita (DeReyna) Broschart. She moved to the United States around the age of two. Annabel and Richard E. Lorden were married in 1946.
Annabel was a graduate of Spaulding Memorial High School and then went on to earn a nursing degree. She was a Registered Nurse who graduated from Burbank Hospital School of Nursing. She worked in the maternity ward at the Lucy Helen Hospital for several years. She was always willing to help the family with her nursing abilities as well.
Annabel was a member of the Pepperell Woman's Club for over 50 years. She worked for the Best of Times planning trips for senior citizens for 14 years. She was one of the first members of the Council of Aging to bring the mini-bus to Pepperell for the senior citizens.
Annabel sponsored her Cuban relatives with the help of her husband Richard to come to the United States and was instrumental in offering her home to them, while her husband drove them to night school to learn English.
Annabel enjoyed acting in plays at the Women's Club, drawing, painting, planting, planning and taking trips with the seniors, and spending time with her family. She had a great love for all animals, especially dogs.
Annabel was predeceased by her husband Richard E. Lorden, her parents Peter and Anita Broschart, her brother George Broschart, her sister Alice Broschart, her daughter Ann Marie Jeannotte, and her son-in-law Roy Jeannotte.
She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and is survived by her devoted children, her daughter Karen Ouellette and her husband Dean Ouellete, and her son Richard E. Lorden, Jr. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, John King, Michael King and his wife Aimee, Seth Jeannotte and his wife Allison, Elena Jeannotte, Rachel Jeannotte, and her three great grandchildren Ronan Jeannotte, Abigail Jeannotte, and Asher Fennel.
The family would like to thank the staff at Nashoba Valley Medical Center for all their wonderful care and support during Annabel's time living there.
March 07, 2015
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
March 07, 2015