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Irene Bowen

Irene Cecile Bowen (Gaboriault)

Thursday, November 30th, 1933 - Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
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Essex Junction - Irene Cecile (Gaboriault) Bowen died on April 23, 2019 at the age of 85. She was born November 30, 1933 in Glover, daughter of the late Rosina Clouatre and Stanislaus Gaboriault. She graduated from Sacred Heart School in Newport in 1951.

Irene married Howard Bowen on November 6, 1954. They lived in Essex Junction for over 50 years where they raised their 5 children. She worked in the Essex Junction High School cafeteria for 25 years where she was known for her famous chocolate peanut butter bars. Irene was a member of Holy Family Church and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Irene enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She enjoyed playing cribbage, rummy, and making puzzles.

She leaves behind her 5 children and their spouses. Gregory and his wife Rosemarie of Essex Junction, David and his wife Alicia of Barrington NH, Carlene Metruk and her husband Paul of Underhill, Debra Phelps and her husband Duane of Milton and Michael and his wife Ellen of Monkton. Her 4 sisters, Noella LeBlanc of Newport, Florence Fontaine of Newport, Georgette Rowell and husband Marvin of South Albany and Ruth Rowell of South Albany, 16 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.

She was also predeceased by her husband Howard in May, 2006 and her brothers, Wilfred, Aime, Arsene, Rudy, and Paul; and sisters, Lucienne Laperle, Lucille Harris, Rachel Campbell and Isabelle Pierce.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Bayada Home Health Care and Mansfield Place for providing their loving care and support to Irene over the years.

Visiting hours will be held Friday April 26th, at A. W. Rich Funeral Home, Essex Chapel from 5 to 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Holy Family Church, Essex Jct. at 11 am on Saturday April 27th. Burial will follow in the family lot in Holy Family Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Irene’s memory may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association – Vermont Chapter, 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401.
The family also invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Essex Chapel
    Address
    57 Main St.
    ESSEX JUNCTION, VT 05452
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    Visiting hours will be held Friday April 26th, at A. W. Rich Funeral Home, Essex Chapel from 5 to 8 pm
  • Service

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Holy Family Catholic Church
    Address
    36 Lincoln St.
    ESSEX JUNCTION, VT 05452
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    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Holy Family Church, Essex Jct. at 11 am on Saturday April 27th. Burial will follow in the family lot in Holy Family Cemetery.
    Officiant
    Reverend Charles Ranges, S.S.E.
  • Interment

    Location
    Holy Family Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    ESSEX JUNCTION, VT
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Donations are being accepted for: American Parkinson Disease Assoc Vermont Chapter.

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Laura Pierce

Posted at 12:22pm
Irene was a beautiful soul and will be missed by all who knew her. Pretty sure she's playing cards in heaven with her sisters and brothers. Memories help us to get through difficult times... we all have good memories of time spent with Irene. With love, Laura P.
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Anthony Napoli

Posted at 04:49pm
Rest In Peace God Bless Irene. Grace Napoli ,Anthony,Marla and Family
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Keith, Maria, Christopher and Lucas Bowen

Posted at 04:28pm
We love you grandma. We'll miss you.
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