Irene Germain Ms. Irene Germain was born June 26, 1937 in Tulare, California to Manuel and Mary Cardoza. Irene passed away on April 14, 2013 at the age of 75. Irene was preceeded in death by her husband Sam Germain; son, Timothy Germain; grandson, Timothy Germain Jr., and her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Bernadette (Germain) Cotton; grandson, Clayton Germain; granddaughter, Breanna Cotton; great granddaughter, Maveryka Cotton; sisters, Eleanor Davis and Rosalie Maness; and two brothers, Manuel (Geraldine) Cardoza Jr. and Leonard (Eva) Cardoza. The Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at Sterling & Smith Funeral Home in Tulare. A Rosary and Mass will be held at St. Aloysius Catholic Church at 10:30 am on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Interment will take place at the Tulare Cemetery District on Kern Street. Funeral services entrusted to Sterling & Smith Funeral Home in Tulare.