Lorraine M. (Hunter) Bard

SOUTHFIELD, Mass. — Lorraine M. (Hunter) Bard, 86, formerly of Salisbury, died March 28, 2019, at the Lee Health Center. She was the widow of Albert C. Bard. 

Lorraine was born in San Francisco, Calif., the daughter of the late Josephine (Hidzick) and Robert Hunter, on July 3, 1932.

Lorraine was the owner/chef at the Undermountain Inn in Salisbury, where she became well known for culinary expertise. After Albert and Lorraine sold the inn, Lorraine worked at The White Hart in Salisbury. She had also worked as a saleslady for Corner Clothiers, also in Salisbury, before retiring. 

Lorraine enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, laughing, cooking, playing Yahtzee and reminiscing about her life in California and at the Undermountain Inn. Yellow was her favorite color as it reminded her of the sun, and her favorite flower, the daisy. 

Lorraine is survived by her son, Robert Cochran, and his wife, Maria; her grandchildren, Mary, Jarod and Vince of Atascadero, Calif., and her granddaughter, Stacey L. Oates, and her husband, Shane; her great-grandchildren, Italia, Tatum and Eliza of Southfield, and Lydia of Egremont, Mass.; and her granddaughter, Tess L. Yoos, and her husband, Darren, of Southfield. 

She was predeceased by her daughter, Claudia J. Segalla, and her husband, Stephen J. Segalla of North Canaan; and her siblings, Jane Bonomi and Robert Hunter.

Lorraine’s wishes were not to have funeral services; however, a Mass in Lorraine’s memory will be held at St. Joseph’s Church in North Canaan on Sunday, June 16, at 7:30 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be sent to Chore Service, 15 Academy St., Unit 6, Salisbury, CT 06068; or to Baystate Oncology, Wesson Building, 759 Chestnut St., Unit 3, Springfield, MA 01107. 

The Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan is in charge of arrangements.