Bedford - Irene Sykes, 85, died May 7, 2014, at the Laurel Center following a lengthy illness.She was born in Manchester on March 16, 1929, the daughter of Alfred and Alice (Beaudet) Paris and had been a lifelong resident of this community.Prior to her retirement, she had worked at Myrna Shoe and Modutec.She had been a former parishioner at St. George Church and St. Augustin Church.Family members include her son, Kenneth Sykes, and his wife, Linda Draus, of Harmony, Maine, and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by two daughters, Ann Powers and Elaine Shook.
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services: A prayer service will take place today at 10 a.m. at J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home, 110 Bridge St., Manchester. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery at the convenience of the family.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Irene's name to the SPCA of New Hampshire, 104 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham 03885.J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For more information and online guest book, please visit www.bouffordfuneralhome.com.
J.N. Boufford & Sons
110 Bridge Street Manchester, NH 03101-1631
Published in Union Leader on May 9, 2014