Irene G. (LeBeau) Beland, 78
Retired Texas Instruments Employee
Irene Germaine (LeBeau) Beland, 78, of Fairfield Avenue, South Attleboro, died unexpectedly at her residence on Sunday, January 10, 2010. She was the wife of the late Edmund Louis Beland, Sr. to whom she was married in 1951 and who died on October 25, 1999.
Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on May 20, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Eleodore P. and Germaine B. (Vincelette) LeBeau. She was a 1946 graduate of St. Cecilia’s School in Pawtucket and had attended St. Jeanne the Baptist School.
Mrs. Beland was raised and educated in her native community of Pawtucket and resided there until moving to South Attleboro in 1951 following her marriage. She resided in South Attleboro until moving to Plant City, Florida in 1989 and remained there until returning to South Attleboro in 1996.
Mrs. Beland was employed as an assembler and inspector for Texas Instruments in Attleboro for 21 ½ years prior to her retirement on January 13, 1989.
She was a communicant of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church in South Attleboro where she was a frequent volunteer for church functions and activities.
She will be lovingly remembered as a cheerful woman who was always a “giver” to others.
Mrs. Beland was a member of the P.E.A.L. Club in South Attleboro and the Texas Instruments Retirees Club.
Gardening, maintaining a pristine home and playing cards and bingo were among her favorite pastimes.
Her happiest times were those when she surrounded herself with her loving family. Her universe centered on her beloved children and grandchildren.
Mrs. Beland leaves four children: Edmund L. Beland, Jr. and his wife, Randy (Holden) Beland, of South Attleboro; David R. Beland and his wife, Cindy (Joubert) Beland, of South Attleboro; Mark J. Beland of Attleboro and Deborah A. Ryan and her husband, James Ryan, of East Greenwich, Rhode Island; 11 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters: Noella Hebert of Plant City, Florida and Marcella Harper of Indianapolis, Indiana; two brothers: Richard LeBeau of Pawtucket, Rhode Island and Donald LeBeau of Leesburg, Florida and several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
She was the mother of the late Timothy L. Beland and was the sister of the late Raymond LeBeau and Doris Forcier.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Thursday, January 14, 2010 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the “Memorial Chapel” of the
Dyer-Lake Funeral Home – the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, ¾ mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.
Children’s room available during visitation.
Those in need of a local ride to visitation may simply call the funeral home at (508) 695-0200 to make an advance reservation for such gratis transportation.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the funeral on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 8:45 AM from the “Memorial Chapel” of the
Dyer-Lake Funeral Home – the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, ¾ mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Baltic Street, South Attleboro with the Rev. James Fahey, Former Pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Following cemetery services, family and friends will be welcomed to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at a location to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be in Mrs. Beland’s name may be made to the Dyer-Lake Charitable Foundation, Inc., a registered 501 (c) (3) organization, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, North Attleboro, MA 02760 to benefit St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, South Attleboro.
For additional information or to send the family an expression of sympathy, please visit www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.