Irene Instone

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INSTONE Irene Instone, 94 of Fairfield, passed away peacefully, February 21, 2012.She was pre deceased by her husband, Lawrence (Lolly) Instone. Born 1918 and raised in Mount Vernon, NY. As a teenager, she enjoyed spending her summers at Pine Creek Beach. In the mid 1940's she moved to Pine Creek as a 'year-round' resident, it was there that she met the love of her life, "Lolly". In the mid 60's she was co-chair of the Christmas Fair at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, in Fairfield, and was a member of the vestry. She was an active member and office holder in The Southport Woman's Club. Irene joined the Eastern Star in 1972, was a lifetime member of Fayerweather Yacht Club Auxiliary and enjoyed being a volunteer at Bridgeport Hospital working in "The Bargain Box" .In 2004, she moved to Masonic Healthcare in Wallingford for Residential Living in Wright Residence and spent many happy years enjoying a new social life. She will be remembered for her generous spirit, volunteerism and philanthropy. She is survived by her daughter, Laurene Instone of Fairfield. The family would like to thank the staff at the Masonicare, Wright Residence and Ramage 6 for the excellent care and friendship during her stay. A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 661 Old Post Road, Fairfield. Interment will be private in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends may greet the family Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. The Order of the Eastern Star will conduct their ritual at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to Masonic Healthcare, Quality of Life Fund, PO Box 70, Wallingford, CT. For further information or to sign an online guest register please visit

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Spear-Miller Funeral Home
39 South Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 259-0824
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Published in Connecticut Post from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2012
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