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Irene (Paquette) Driscoll

Obituary for Irene (Paquette) Driscoll

April 6, 1923 - September 18, 2019
| Age 96


Irene (Paquette) Driscoll passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Hanover Hill Health Center after a short illness. Born in 1923 to Imelda (Ricard) and Philibert Paquette, Irene was a lifelong resident of Manchester. She was educated in St. George Schools, graduated from Hesser College, and worked as an executive secretary until starting her family.
In 1941 Irene married Francis Driscoll. She gave birth to their only child, Margaret, in 1942. Irene and Francis were avid tennis players and golfers, belonging to Manchester, Derryfield and Intervale Country Clubs. For many years Irene played bridge with "the girls" and enjoyed their company. She also volunteered at the Elliot Hospital by knitting hundreds of hats for newborns.
Irene was devoted to her family and her pets, having loved and cared for numerous dogs and cats during her life. She was known for her sharp mind, inner strength, independent spirit, and feistiness, living in her family home until her recent illness.
In addition to her husband Francis and daughter Margaret Currier, Irene was predeceased by her brothers Armand and Gerard. She leaves behind her loving family, sister-in-law Lorraine Paquette, nephews Gerard (Bud) Paquette, Philip Paquette, and Armand Paquette; nieces Jane Paquette, Diane Albrycht, Kim Pasteur, and Marie Balbas, plus many grand nieces and nephews whose frequent visits brought her great joy.
The family is deeply grateful for the companionship provided to Irene during the past year by Nellie Garneau, and the care and compassion provided to Irene by 5th floor staff at Elliot Hospital and 2nd floor staff at Hanover Hill Health Center.
A celebration of Irene's life was held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Lambert Funeral Home, 1799 Elm Street, Manchester. Burial followed immediately at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Manchester.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Irene's name be made to the Animal Rescue League of NH, 545 Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110.

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Manchester, NH 03104
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