Irene P. (Wheeler) Cyr, 82, a former resident of West Halifax, VT, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, VT. Irene was born in Readsboro, VT, on July 15, 1931, the daughter of Harry and Nellie (Ross) Williams. She grew up in Readsboro, VT, where she attended local schools.
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Irene was first married to Ralph Wheeler, who predeceased her in 1994. She later was married to Alfphie Cyr, who died in 2004.
She loved country music, watching the wild birds, crocheting and puzzles.
She leaves her sisters, Marion Wheeler of Halifax, Eleanor Herzig of Colrain, MA, and Beverly Dzemia of Big Sandy, TN; a niece, Angela, who she considered her adopted daughter; nephew, Billy Wheeler and wife Anna, who she lived with before moving to Bennington, as well as other nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by brothers, Kenneth, Harry and Roger Williams, and sister, Lillian Rosenburg.
Services will be held in the spring.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Halifax Fire Department or Readsboro Fire Department in care of the Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, P.O. Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.
To send condolences, visit:
Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral & Cremation Service
44 East Main St.
Wilmington, VT 05201
Published in The Recorder on Jan. 16, 2014