Campos, Irene

April 6th, 2011

Irene M. (Benson) Campos, fondly known as “Gigi”, age 97, of Wilmington, formerly a long-time resident of Woburn, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday April 6, 2011.

Irene was born in Sweden on October 26, 1913, she moved to the United States as young girl. Irene was the dear daughter of the late Olaf and Marie Benson, she was raised in Woburn and attended high school at the Vermont Academy of Music in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

Irene was a member of the Montvale Congregational Church in Woburn for many years and sang in the choir.

Irene loved her home in Woburn and was a wonderful homemaker, she was also an excellent cook and baker, she was well known for her toll house cookies that were enjoyed by her family and friends for many years.

Irene also loved to read, play cards, and she enjoyed going to bingo.

As her health failed her, Irene moved to her daughter Marie’s home in Wilmington to be closer to family and was well cared for. Over the years Irene’s family grew to include not only her children but many grandchildren and great grandchildren as well extended family and dear friends who will miss her.

Irene is survived by her children Joanne Woodward of Contocook NH, Frank Badger of Florida, Marie O’Leary of Wilmington, and Roy Nelson of New Hampshire, she is also survived by 11 grandchildren and many great grand children.

Visiting hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, April 9th from 2-4 p.m. and will conclude with a prayer service.

Memorial donations in Irene’s name may be made to the VNA of Middlesex-East and Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.


2 Entries in Guest Book for “Campos, Irene”

  1. Ann Marie (Jenkins) Linehan says:

    Mom, I’m so sorry to hear about Gigi. My thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need anything please let me know. Love an miss you. Ann Marie

  2. Nancy Montgomery says:

    Marie, I was sadden to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a classy lady.
    Love, Nancy and Kenny

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