Irene Hawkes Rand (93), (Irene Burton Hawkes) born in Boston on September 12,1918, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. Irene is survived by one brother, her son, two granddaughters, five great grandchildren, and two great great granddaughters. Married to Abbott Flint Rand, Irene spent most of her life in Marblehead, graduating from Marblehead high school in 1936. Irene graduated from the Salem Hospital School of Nursing in 1941 and spent many years working at the Mary Alley Hospital. We all admired Irene's endless generosity and loving kindness; everyone knew that it was people that were most important to her and she dedicated her life to caring for others. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift to the Hospice and Palliative Care of Cape Cod in her name would be greatly appreciated.
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Published in The Salem Gazette from Apr. 28 to May 5, 2012