About Craig

Behind every door is a story …

Craig D. Lorraine 1966-2011

A beloved and cherished brother of four sisters, and a 1984 graduate of Chicopee Comprehensive High School, Craig was known in the communities of Northampton and Amherst. Our name, Craig’s Doors – A Home Association, Inc. came from Craig himself.

Craig was a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and a proud Navy veteran who served his country during the Persian Gulf War. A talented street musician, Craig played his wooden marimba on the streets as a way of giving back to the community.

Craig was well known in the communities of Northampton and Amherst, and his untimely death in February of 2011 saddened many.

On one cold night, at the end of a difficult day, Craig expressed this wish to a staff member:

“Sometimes I just wish I had a door … a door I can close!”

 This simple wish inspired us to establish Craig’s Doors.

…Everyone deserves a door of their own.

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