December 8, 2023

Rehoboth Mourns Former Selectwoman


Lorraine Botts, a former member of the Rehoboth Board of Selectmen, passed away March 9 after a brief illness. She was 77.

Botts had also served as president of the Rehoboth Senior Center, and was currently serving as an officer for Rehoboth’s Legion Post 302 Auxiliary Committee prior to her illness.

Botts was a 1963 graduate of Pilgrim High School and attended RIC. She was retired from the State of Rhode Island where she worked for over 30 years. She also worked for the RI Bicentennial Commission in the mid 1970s.

“I for one will miss the verbal sparring Lorraine and I would often engage in,” Selectman Michael Deignan wrote on Rehoboth Talk’s Facebook page Friday.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday at St. Rose and St. Clement Church in Warwick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Friends of Rehoboth Animal Shelter, PO Box 634, Rehoboth, MA 02769.

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