Lorraine Jean (Rhynold) Tello Print E-mail

Lorraine Jean (Rhynold) Tello

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt;

Lorraine Jean (Rhynold) Tello, 87, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Monday June 12, 2023, at home surrounded by her loving family.

Lorraine was the beloved wife, for over 65 years, of Joseph “Buster” James Tello of Tewksbury, MA, who survives her.

Born in Boston, MA, May 3, 1936, the daughter of the late John Chesley and the late Doris (Smith) Rhynold, she attended Somerville schools and was a graduate of Somerville High school Class of 1953.

Prior to her retirement, Lorraine worked as an Executive Assistant for Digital Equipment Corporation for over 10 years, she also worked in the Wilmington DeMoulas Supermarket when her children were in high school.

Among her many interests, Lorraine first and foremost was all about family. She loved cooking and baking for the Holidays with her family. Every November Lorraine hosted Ravioli Day at her home, and she would supervise her daughter, daughters-in-law and granddaughters as they made dozens of home-made ravioli for the Holidays. Lorraine enjoyed traveling up North to the Family Cottage in Madison, New Hampshire where she would snowmobile and enjoy stories with the family around the campfire.  For over 10 years she and Buster spent winters in Key Largo, Florida, welcoming their family and friends to the Tiki Hut by the canal. She spent her leisure time sewing and knitting for family and friends. Lorraine was also a bargain hunter and couldn’t pass up finding special gifts for her children, grandchildren, and many great grandchildren. She started Christmas shopping for her children and grandchildren in January, and every now and then might forget where she hid a gift.

Besides her husband, Lorraine is survived by four children: Steven F. Tello and his wife Valerie McCann of Tyngsboro, MA, Ronald Tello and his wife Denise of Madison, NH, Mark J. Tello and Anne Standke of Hudson, NH, Linda J. Tello of Tewksbury, MA; eight grandchildren, Nichole Tello of Hudson, NH, Hannah Tello and her husband Shawn Clod of Tyngsboro, MA, Michael Tello and his wife Maria of Hudson, NH, Ashley Austin and her husband Matthew of Tewksbury, MA, Christina Tello of Dracut, MA, Kristopher Tello and his wife Jessica of Hudson, NH, Emma Tello of Nashua, NH, and Brianna Kenyon and her husband Michael of Dracut, MA, and; twelve great grandchildren; she is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews.

Lorraine was the sister of the late Sally Clerico.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Thursday June 15, 2023 from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Committal services will be held privately for the family. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Lowell General Cancer Center. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (11)
  • Mary Fries  - Buster and Family
    My sincere condolences in the passing of Lorraine. I often think of the times we spent at your home with our families eating Lorraine's delicious food and having such a great time so many years ago.
  • Joseph Slowe  - Buster and family
    Please accept my deepest condolences on Lorraine’s passing. She was. Such a wonderful person and always enjoyed talking with her when I was at the house working on the boiler. Rest peacefully Lorraine.
  • Bill and Sandy Rainford
    May God Bless the entire Tello Family in this time of sadness . Lorraine was a beautiful person inside and out. She always had a kind word for everyone. We have fond and many beautiful memories of Buster and Lorraine in the years we spent with them in Key Largo, FL. We met many wonderful friends thru them. Including the Steve Tello family which started our ST. Patrick’s Day corn beef dinners. Also our Easter Sunday tradition with Mark Tello at The Outback Restaurant in Islamorda. Lorraine will remain in our thoughts and prayers. I am sure she will be teaching everyone how to make her “famous” eggplant parmigiana.
  • Bill and Sandy Rainford
    Lorraine was a kind and beautiful soul. She never had a bad thing to say about anyone. Lorraine was a beautiful person inside and out. We will love and cherish all the fond times and fun we had with Buster and Lorraine in Key Largo,FL. Thru Lorraine we met the Tello family and had many memories including The St. Patrick’s Day tradition we started with them. Also the Easter tradition going to The Outback in Islamorada with Mark. Lorraine you will always remain in our thoughts and hearts. We are sure you are showing everyone how to make your “famous “ Eggplant Parmigiana. May God wrap his precious arms around you always.
  • Joe Lipchitz  - Steve and family
    Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Joe
  • Tom O'Connor  - She will be missed, always
    Gone from this earth but she will live on through our memories. I'm sure she will supervise Ravioli Day from heaven!
  • Richard & Josephine Tello  - To Buster and Family
    We were sorry to learn of Lorraine's passing. But we all know that she is in a better place, now. We will miss her.
  • Cheryl White  - To the Tello Family
    I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless.
  • Fred Faust  - Condolences
    Steven and family members, so sorry for the loss of your wife, mom and grandmother. She sounds like a wonderful person who so valued her family. I'm sure she will be missed, but also well remembered. Fred
  • Pete & Kay Pulsifer
    Lorraine was always a kind and caring neighbor up at Madison Shores and will be missed at our annual beach party. Pete & Kay Pulsiferj
  • Mariah Antonelli  - The Tello’s ;
    I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you Nicole and all your family during this time. Xoxo
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