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Irene "MEMERÉ" M. Philibert 12/25/2016

ATTLEBORO – Irene “MEMERÉ” M. Philibert, 95, of Attleboro passed away on Sunday December 25, 2016 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro.  She was the loving wife of Fernando L. Philibert.            

 She attended Sacred Heart Elementary School in North Attleboro and was a lifelong resident of North Attleboro before moving to Attleboro 10 years ago.

Irene worked for 49 years at Plainville Stock and retired over 20 years ago to become a homemaker.  She recently worked at her daughter’s hair salon, “Richard’s Hair Stylist” where she was a greeter.

Irene’s special interests and hobbies included taking painting classes, going out to lunch and she loved to shop.  She drove until she was 94 years old.

She is survived by 2 loving daughters: Eileen Rhyno and Nancy Merigold both of North Attleboro; Cherished grandchildren: Marcy and Jason Gittle of Attleboro; Treasured great-grandchildren: (Twins) Jenna and Emily Gittle.  She also leaves behind several wonderful nieces and nephews.

 She was sister of the late Yvonne McKeon and Lillian Brown.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday January 14 in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home 15 Grove St. North Attleboro, MA from 9am -12pm with a Memorial Service immediately following.  Burial will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to, Lenore’s Pantry 43 South Washington St. North Attleboro, MA 02760, Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter P.O. Box 592 Attleboro, MA 02703 and the North Attleboro Animal Shelter 43 South Washington St. North Attleboro, MA 02760.

Arrangements entrusted to Sperry & McHoul Funeral North Attleboro, MA




#6 Don & Judy Forget 2017-01-18 23:14
Eileen and Nancy Your Mom and Dad are dancing
around and having there party.
May they both rest in peace.
They were loved by many.
Its hard but hang in there God Bless
Both of you.
#5 Tony the Bus Driver 2017-01-13 00:10
I loved seeing Memere every morning when I stopped to pick up the kids.She always made me smile with her kind words.Every once in awhile she would get me these huge muffins from the donut shop so I could have with my coffee when I got home.We would always thow each other a kiss before I drove off.I will truley miss her and remember her always.
#4 Anne Lecuyer 2017-01-12 14:09
I am saddened to hear about Irene's death. She always made us laugh when she came into our insurance office in Wrentham. I will miss her warm hugs (and, yes, kisses). She was such a delightful person.
#3 SHARON DUFAULT 2017-01-12 00:47
I can not believe a golden heart has stopped beating. I first met Irene when I started working at Plainville Stock back in 1967, almost 50 years ago. When we would meet after we no longer worked together, it was like we were meeting for the first time. She was a great woman and a lot of fun, and I'm going to miss her. My thoughts and prayers go out to her daughters and families.
#2 Marilyn Kearney 2017-01-11 22:43
Hello, Nancy:
I went to grade school with you at St. Mary's. I always thought of you as such a nice, sincere person. I'm sure you learned those qualities at least in part from your mother. I'm sorry to hear of her passing. She and you are in my prayers.

Marilyn Kearney Burke
#1 Pamela Wenhold 2016-12-29 21:34
I loved Aunt Irene she was a second mother to me, she always encouraged me to never lose your hope or your dreams. She always told me what a great mother I was and proud of how my children Angela and Franklin grew up to be wonderful spouses and parents. I will miss her so deeply. My prayers go out to all of you.

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