Obituaries

DelRossi, Irene

October 15th, 2009

delrossi_ireneIrene R. (Hanley) DelRossi, age 78, of Wilmington, died Thursday, October 15, 2009, at her beloved home with her son at her side.

Irene was born on November 2, 1930 in Jamaica Plain, MA, she was the dear daughter of the late Blanche L. Lord. Irene grew up in the Boston area and was educated there. Irene lived in Stoneham for many years prior to moving to Wilmington over 45 years ago. Irene worked many jobs throughout her lifetime but she retired as a Product Buyer for the Compugraphic/AGFA Company in Wilmington after more than 20 years of service.

Following her retirement Irene did volunteer work at the Wilmington Public Library and in the Wilmington School System, she really enjoyed working with the public, especially the children. In her spare time she enjoyed scrap booking, traveling, and was an avid reader. Irene’s biggest passion was her devotion to her family, she enjoyed every moment spent with her children, grandchildren, and extended family. Irene will be greatly missed.

Irene was the beloved wife of the late Antonio “Tony” DelRossi, devoted mother of Blanche Morgan & her husband Richard of Hudson, NH, Robert Hanley Jr. of Wilmington, Mary “Mae” O’Neil & her husband Russell of Lawrence, and Thomas Hanley & his wife Karen of North Conway, NH, loving grandmother of Michele, Kim, Jamie, Kelly, Shannon, and the late Lorna Jean, great-grandmother of Jarrod, Alexis, Mikayla, and Tristan, sister of Joan Powell & Alice Nye both of Florida and Kathleen Anderson of Manchester, NH, Irene is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Her Funeral Service will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, October 19th at 11:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Sunday, October 18th from 3-7 p.m.

Memorial donations in Irene’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, Attn: Gift Box Program, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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3 Entries in Guest Book for “DelRossi, Irene”

  1. SUEBEE says:

    Mae (Ya Ya);
    I know that there is nothing I can say to take away your painful experience of the passing of your MOTHER! We send our condolences to YOU and your FAMILY. I found that “MY FRIENDS (YA YA’S)” were there for me through the hard times that you will experience. Lean on us, and if there is anything that you need, give that call! Our Love, SUEBEE & MIKE

  2. Janet Robinson-Parsons says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss my deepest sympathy to all

  3. Karen (Carlson) Baker says:

    Sorry, I just heard about your mom. but remember
    Her Journey has just begun…

    Don’t think of her as gone away,
    Her journey has just begun,
    life holds so many facets,
    this life is only one.
    Just think of her as resting,
    through the sorrow and the tears,
    in a place of warmth and comfort.
    Where there are no days or years.
    Think of how she must be wishing,
    that you could no today.
    That nothing but your sadness can really pass away.
    For nothing loved is ever lost
    and she was loved so much.

    with deepest sympathy

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