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Heather Rylie Lorden

d. June 11, 2022


Heather Rylie Lorden

Heather Rylie Lorden, 24, of Pepperell, MA, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday June 11, 2022 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston with her mother and father by her side.

Heather is survived by her parents, Dawn Lunn (Jim Lombardo) of Pepperell, Charles (Elizabeth) Lorden IV of Pepperell and Jeremy Lunn (stepdad) of New Ipswich, NH; six siblings, Abby Lorden, Andrew, Gavin and Gabe Lunn, Charles V. and Benjamin Lorden of Pepperell;  Grandparents, Doreen (Hosmer) Blood of Greenville, NH, Chappy and Donna Lorden of Pepperell; Aunties and Uncles, Mindy (Anthony) Buxton, Amanda (Nick) Knight, Kristi-Lynn (Rick) Driscoll, Carol Lorden and David (Joan) Lorden; Cousins, Eddie Silver, Lyla and Cole Buxton, Maddie Sylvester, Jon and Joe Driscoll, Aria Knight, Jen, David, Adam and Macey Lorden and many other extended family members that loved her. She also leaves behind so many friends whom she adored, including JoJo and Jordan aka her big brothers and Timmy, her partner in crime.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Hosmer “Hosie” Blood and Dennis Buckley.

Heather was a free spirit with a heart of gold, a dab of feistiness and a smile that could light the night sky.  She loved art as an expression for any and all emotions and was very proud of her creations. Nature was her peaceful place, walking or hiking in her flip flops or barefoot - always, sitting by a fire with friends or wading through a river. She could always be found with an iced coffee from Cumbies, black 100’s and Backwoods, donning her black backpack, sweats and a band tee. Family Guy was her go to show, always quoting, singing or sharing a meme. To the point of driving everyone crazy, but the laugh from her that followed made it more than okay (if you know, you know). “A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word”

We will miss you more than you know, Miss Heather. Love you so, so much bud!!

Heather was ALWAYS listening to music, so as a special request, we ask that you wear a concert/band tee to her services, if, of course, you are comfortable doing so.

Visiting hours will be held in the McGaffigan Funeral Home, 37 Main St. (Rte. 113) Pepperell, MA on Tuesday, June 21st from 4 – 8 p.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Epilepsy Foundation of New England, as more research and resources are greatly needed. Check off the box dedicate my donation in memory of to add Heather’s name:!/donation/checkout

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Past Services


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

4:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

McGaffigan Family Funeral Home

37 Main Street, Pepperell, MA 01463

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