NASHUA - Irene A. Andruskevich, a native and lifelong Nashua resident and wife of Alphonse J. Andruskevich, died Saturday morning, June 28, 2014, on her 90th birthday at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown, after a period of declining health.A daughter of the late Philippe and Theresa (Dionne) Biron, she was born in Nashua on June 28, 1924. During her youth, Irene resided in the Crown Hill neighborhood of this city and was educated at Infant Jesus Parochial School and the former St. Louis High School for Girls.Irene and her husband Alphonse were married at Infant Jesus Church on April 22, 1944, and recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. A homemaker to her family, she had been employed at the former Nashua Saw Mill during World War II.Mrs. Andruskevich held membership in Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Bishop Molloy 1441 and the Ladies Guild of St. Patrick Church. For many years, she washed the altar linens for the church and was an active volunteer at the YMCA where she taught swimming for special needs children. An accomplished seamstress and woodworker, Irene also enjoyed alpine skiing. She also loved to cook, creating some favorite Lithuanian dishes including cabbage and beet soups.In addition to her parents, Irene was predeceased by two brothers, Albert and Leonard Biron; and a sister, Jeanne Schofield Johnston.Members of her family include her husband Alphonse; three children and their spouses, Carol A. and Maurice Thibaudeau of Manchester, Thomas A. and Shelly Andruskevich of Milford, Mass., and Anthony M. Andruskevich of Nashua; five grandchildren, Michael and Jeffrey Thibaudeau of Manchester, Thomas A. Andruskevich Jr. and his wife Stephanie of South Hampton, Amanda Parker and her husband Frank of Holliston, Mass., and William Andruskevich and his wife Cailin of Norwood, Mass.; five great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.The Andruskevich family wishes to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the staff and volunteers at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home and Home Health & Hospice Care for their excellent and compassionate care of Irene.
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SERVICES: Calling hours will be held at the Farwell Funeral Home, 18 Lock St., Nashua on Tuesday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial in St. John XXIII Parish at Infant Jesus Church, 121 Allds St., Nashua at 11 a.m. Family and friends are invited to attend. Interment will take place at St. Patrick Cemetery in Hudson. Donations may be made in her memory to Make-A-Wish Foundation of N.H., 814 Elm St., Suite 300, Manchester, 03101. Arrangements are in the care of the Farwell Funeral Service (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneral.com.
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Published in Union Leader on June 30, 2014