Irene H. Raymond


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Derry, NH - Irene Raymond, age 99, passed away peacefully on Thursday Dec. 13 in Derry, NH with family at her side. Irene is survived by her daughter Toni Labatte and her husband, Steve Labatte, her son Joseph Raymond and his wife Eileen Raymond and son-in-law Wayne Jones. She was predeceased by her daughter, Marie Jones and son, Thomas Raymond along with her 8 siblings, Agnes, Blanche, Anita, Lauretta, Rose, Lillian, Hector, Leo.
Irene was a devoted wife and mother. She dedicated her life to caring for her handicapped son Tommy. Irene took great joy in caring for her 7 grandkids, Jolene Halper (Mike), Tom Labatte (Michelle), Nicole Fugere (Corey), Joey Jones (Dana), Jeanine Raymond, and Shane Raymond (Sabina). She was predeceased by her granddaughter Janelle Leary (Gordy). Irene loved playing with and being surrounded by her many great grandchildren. Her charismatic personality and fondness for singing/dancing meant she was always the life of the party. Irene's unwavering faith gave her a positive attitude throughout the adversities of life that left many admiring her. She left a lasting impression on all those who had the privilege of crossing paths with her.
The family would like to extend our gratitude to all of the caring staff at Pleasant Valley Nursing Center in Derry, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Irene's name to Community Crossroads in Atkinson, NH.
A service for Irene will be held on Tuesday December 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Friend St. in Amesbury, followed by burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Published on December 15, 2018
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Margaret and Raunie Martin
Dec 18, 2018
I love the special friendship I have with Irene. The love she has for her family and her pets. She is full of love. I look forward to seeing her again and meeting her beloved husband. Such a joyous reunion we will all have. Only her earth suit is gone. Her spirit, everything that made her Irene and Nana is alive and well and just waiting for us.
Maureen Johnston
Dec 17, 2018
I’m so sorry for your loss. Irene was so full of life and fun. I always got a kick out of her flying around the corner in her wheelchair to get to the hairdresser. I always told her I loved her sense of style. She was special to all of us at Pleasant Valley. Praying for you.
Beverly T
Dec 17, 2018
My heart breaks for this her family. Irene was an amazing woman who was full of life and truly loved her family. I spent many visits with her years ago and enjoyed every minute of them. My deepest sympathy for her family/friends. R.I.P Irene
Elizabeth (BettyAnn) Moughan Boothroyd
Dec 16, 2018
Irene, I shared a lot of my youth with you. You were simply the best in all that you did for your family - your influence shows in generation after generation of your wondeful family. I always did (and always will) love and adore you. Give Joe, Tommy, Marie and Janelle my love.
Love you forever and ever.
Jerry Provencher
Dec 16, 2018
Sorry for your loss, i always loved aunt Irene .
Barbara Brown
Dec 15, 2018
Toni & Steve, I am so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful life she had.
Dec 15, 2018
Irene was like a Mother to me. Her unconditional love and strong faith were inspirational. She always took the positive out of life despite the many obstacles she encountered. She truly lived a life full of love. Those she encountered were blessed to have known her, and those that she loved will carry that love with them for the rest of their lives. She will be greatly missed but I know that she is truly at peace now and with the love of her life Joe.