Irene F. (Hooten) Luurtsema 82, of Colchester, formerly of Amston, beloved wife of the late Peter Luurtsema Jr., passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Harrington Court in Colchester.
Irene was born on Aug. 29, 1930, in Grand Rapids, Mich., daughter of the late Ernest and Nora (Loftus) Hooten.
Irene is survived by her three children, Diane Reding and her husband, Richard, of Athens, Ala., Sally Desso of Norwich, and Peter Luurtsema of Colchester; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her sister, Mary Selby of Georgia; and her two brothers, Ernest Hooten of Michigan and Jim Hooten of New York. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Linda Desso, her son, Michael Luurtsema, and a great-grandson, Ben Rau.
Irene's family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Harrington Court for their kind and compassionate care.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. Burial will follow in East Cemetery, Manchester.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
, 825 Brook St., I-91 Tech Center, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3045.
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