Irene C. Biron

AUBURN – Irene C. Biron, 92, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday Feb. 18, 2019, at Clover Manor with her loving family at her side. Irene was born in Lewiston on July 4, 1926, the daughter of the late Pierre and Adrienne (Morin) Chouinard. After graduating from Lewiston High School in the class of 1944, she married (Bob) Biron in 1945. The couple remained in Lewiston raising their family, where for nearly four decades, Irene worked in different positions; including, Bates Manufacturing, Raytheon quality control, administrative duties at the Maine state legislature, Androscoggin County administrative duties and personel training and the University of Maine Bookstore. Retiring in 1982, she continued to enjoy her hobbies. She had a new found love of watercolor painting at Clover with Nancy. She particularly enjoyed the many clubs and organizations she was involved with; including the Bambi Club, Democratic Voting Poll Ward 6, La Survivance Francaise, Ladies of Holy Cross Parish, the Red Hat Society, La Rencontre and Senior Plus.Irene is survived by her eight children: Joanne Coleman (Ronald), Jackie Veilleux (Paul), Joline Bradbury, Daniel Biron (Corie), Janet Oullette (Leo), Judy Dolley (Mickey), Joyce Megathlin (Craig) and Donald Biron (Gina). Irene’s life was blessed by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.Besides her parents, Irene was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Robert (Bob) Biron who passed away in 1990; her great-aunt, Eugenie Boulay; brother, Ray Chouinard; and great-grandson, Malcolm Burke.The family would like to thank the staff of Clover Healthcare and the many caregivers of Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice.You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Irene’s guestbook at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.Visitation will be held at The Fortin Group Funeral Home in Lewiston on Friday, from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at Holy Cross Church at 11 a.m., followed by Committal Services at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston.A Service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, Maine.Donations in memory of Irene C. Biron maybe made to:Androscoggin Home Healthcare and HospiceAttn: Marketing and Development Office15 Strawberry LaneLewiston, ME 04240, orAndroscoggin.org/donate.


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