Obituaries

Irene M. Flores

October 25th, 2017

Irene M.Flores (Branco), age 87, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on October 24, 2017.

Irene was born on June 4, 1930, in Cambridge, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late Jesse and Maria Branco. Irene was raised and educated in Cambridge and a graduate of Cambridge High School.

Irene married the “love of her life” Gabriel Flores on September 5, 1948; the couple lived in Cambridge for several years before moving to Wilmington more than 58 years ago. Irene and Gabriel raised four wonderful children; Bob, Barbara, Gene, and Nancy. She was a very devoted and loving mother and a wonderful homemaker. Irene was an amazing cook and loved to clean; her home was immaculate inside and out. She took pride in her yard and was an expert gardener who loved her flowers.

Irene made holidays special for her family; she really enjoyed getting ready for Christmas but Thanksgiving was her favorite holiday. Irene made the holidays such memorable times for her family.

Irene will be fondly remembered as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother; she cherished her time spent with her family and she always showered them with unconditional love and support. Irene beamed with pride as she spoke of her grandchildren; there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for them.

Irene was a beautiful lady inside and out; she was always willing to do for others and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Irene was the beloved wife of Gabriel R. Flores, devoted mother of Robert Flores & wife Judy of Haverhill, Barbara Ciaramella & husband Peter of Tewksbury, Gene Flores & wife Christine and Nancy Turner & husband David all of Wilmington. Loving Grandmother of Becki & Jon O’Sullivan, Scott & Sarah Flores, Nick & Brittany Ciaramella, Stefanie & Gary Haywood, Michael & Tyler Flores, Jesse Turner & girlfriend Kelly, Dylan Turner & girlfriend Harley and Great-Grandchildren Maeve & Finn O’Sullivan, Scotty & Kinley Flores and Hunter Haywood. Cherished daughter of the late Jesse and Maria (Mello) Branco, dear sister of the late Manuel Branco, Jesse Branco, Alice Walker and Maria Maucere. Irene was the special aunt of Donna, Don, Janet and Toni as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, October 28th followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, October 27th from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Memorial donations in Irene’s memory may be made to VNA of Middlesex East, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.

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18 Entries in Guest Book for “Irene M. Flores”

  1. Toni Simmons says:

    1 Corinthians 13:4-8 is a testament to the love that Aunt Irene embodied. In the end, her heart gave out because she gave so much to those she loved. Now she works in heaven. She will always be remembered because Love Never Fails.

  2. Bernadette Tomsovic says:

    Our sincere condolences to all the Flores Family.
    We fell your sorry. Aunt Irene was a beautiful example
    of Christ love for all. She loved us all. She had a true
    spirit of kindness. She Loved the Lord, and she served
    other with the gifts He gave her in life.
    Our love and spirit will be with you all as you lay her
    to rest. Her spirit lives within each of you.
    She will be greatly missed. Stay strong in your sadness.
    Hugs and kissed to each. Love and Prayers Bernie Tomnsovic

  3. Robin Paquette says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss of your mom Nancy, they sounded like very special people. I’d remember when you would come into CVS faithfully for your parents meds. Thoughts and prayers for your family and your siblings. ??????????

  4. Rich Walsh says:

    So sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mom.Please know we are thinking of you and praying for you all . God Bless,

    The Walsh Family

  5. Yamile Varrone says:

    Our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family during this very sad time.
    Sending you all our love always.

    The Varrone Family

  6. Chris & Gary Haywood says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all Irene’s loving family I know how much she will be missed. Such a sweet,loving,beautiful lady. God Bless. Love and Prayers to all. Chris & Gary

  7. Norman and Rose-Elaine says:

    Requiscat in pace . . .

  8. Lynn and Don Swick says:

    We are so very saddened for your loss. May all the wonderful memories you have shared together bring smiles to your hearts.

  9. Leane Schofield says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May she find peaceful rest and may you all find comfort in the love she taught you all to share; hold each other up in strength and love thorough this difficult time. Love to you all, Leane

  10. Lea Ciaramella says:

    My deepest condolences..she was a lovely lady…will miss her.

    She was lucky to have a very loving family.

  11. Mary Roberts says:

    Dear Bob, Judy and family. We are so sorry for your loss. It is such a difficult time for all of you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mary and Bob Roberts

  12. Kathy buckless says:

    So very sorry for your loss, I always enjoyed seeing your mom, she was and is a very special person, my love to beeper and the family.

  13. WILLIAM CINO says:

    So sorry for your loss. Irene was a wonderful lady and neighbor. Denise and i are are deeply saddened. Our prayers to all of Irenes family.

  14. Charlie and Roseann Preston says:

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Charlie and Roseann Preston says:

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Sherry & Danny Kerrigan says:

    We are very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful person. Although there are no words that will ease the pain, just know that we are thinking of you and your family.

  17. John Reid says:

    Nancy, I am so sorry to hear of your mom passing, your mom & dad always made me feel like an extended son to them, to which I was so proud to be around them & help them with their cable TV issues. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers. please give your dad an extra hug for me.
    May your mom (my extended mom) rest in peace now ????

  18. Susan Barry Hewitt says:

    Barbara,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers . May warm and happy memories of a life well lived help you through this very difficult time.

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