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Irene E. Childs

Date of Death: May 2, 2019

Date of Birth: July 6, 1922


Lewiston- Irene E Childs, 96, of Lewiston, formerly of Sabattus, has
peacefully joined her beloved husband Aubrey of 58 years.

Irene passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family after a long
illness on May 2nd, 2019.

She was born in Auburn on July 6th, 1922, the daughter of Francis
Gallant and Blanche "Laroche" Morin; Step father Ulbaldo Morin.

Irene was educated in Hallowell, Maine.

She retired from Knapp Shoe after 30 years, holding many positions.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church where she was a
secretary for 25 years. Among her many interests, Memere especially
enjoyed family gatherings, outings to the beach and those special trips to
the White Mountains. She truly cherished spending time with her
children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Irene and Aubrey
regularly went out to eat with close friends on Saturdays. In their
retirement years, they loved driving down to Daytona Beach. Irene
enjoyed cooking and was also known for making the best potato salad!

Irene is survived by her two loving children, Christopher Childs of
Lewiston; Amanda LaBonte and her husband Michael of Lewiston;
Grandchildren John and Jessica LaBonte of Tilton NH, Joshua and
Candace LaBonte of Minot, Maine and Ashlee LaBonte of Fort Lee,
Virginia; Great grandchildren Parker, Annabelle, Alexandra, JaKobe, and
Harmony; Sisters in law, Virginia Laverdiere of Westbrook and Ruth
Childs of Auburn. She is also survived by her faithful companion Lucky;
Special friends Richard LaBonte, Phil Cantin and Jeanne Levesque and
many nieces and nephews. Irene was predeceased by her parents, brothers
Leo, Maurice, George and sister Adrienne.

Family would like to send a very special thanks to Androscoggin
Home Healthcare and Hospice, and especially Staci and Amy for all their
wonderful care and friendship.

Services will be held on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at First Assembly of God Church, 70 Hogan Rd. Lewiston Maine. A memorial visitation will take place from 4-5pm, with a service to follow immediately at 5pm. Burial will take place privately at a later date at the Veterans Cemetery in Augusta.


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