Sr. Irene Dionne, pm, (Sr. Ste. Marie de la Redemption), 96, of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, died March 8, 2023 at her residence in Manchester.
She was born in Manchester on December 18, 1926, the daughter of the late Henri and Bella (Brunelle) Dionne.
Sr. Irene made her religious profession on July 2, 1946. She obtained her B.Ed. and M.Ed. from Rivier College. She taught and was principal in various elementary schools in NH and RI and spent a number of years in the Philippine Islands where she was Regional Superior. She also served at the House of Adoration in Sligo, Ireland. Upon her return to USA, she was core member of the team at House of Prayer in New Ipswich. She then resided in Hudson and retired in Manchester, at St. Joseph Residence in 2015.
She is predeceased by her parents; her brothers Wilfrid and Gerard Dionne; and her sister Therese Ludwig. She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
SERVICES: A calling hour is Thursday, March 16th from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, followed immediately by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am, all in Resurrection Chapel of St. Marie Residence, 495 Mammoth Rd., Manchester, NH 03104. Private burial will be at Presentation of Mary Cemetery, Hudson, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Presentation of Mary Retirement Fund, 495 Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH 03104. Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester, is assisting with arrangements.