MANCHESTER - Irene D. Desmarais, 81, of Manchester, died Jan. 14, 2013, at Mount Carmel Nursing Home, after a period of failing health.
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She was born in Manchester on Sept. 26, 1931, the daughter of Eugene and Eugenie (Marcotte) Couturier. She was a lifelong resident of Manchester.
Irene worked for Blake's Restaurant in Manchester for many years. She enjoyed crafts and had participated in numerous craft fairs in the area.
She was married 53 years to Albert J. Desmarais Sr., who died in 2003. In addition, she was predeceased by a daughter, Jo-Ann Cruise.
Family members include two sons, Albert J. Desmarais Jr. of Manchester and Robert A. Desmarais of Goffstown; three daughters, Diane Iverson of Raymond, Donna Morse of Weare and Janice Laventure of Auburn; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
services: Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 7 pm at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 am in St. Marie Church. Burial will follow in St. Augustin Cemetery.To send a message of condolence, or for more information, visit lambertfuneralhome.com.
Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on Jan. 16, 2013