Irene L. Gavin
Irene L. Gavin
  • February 2, 1932 - April 9, 2017
  • Keene, New Hampshire

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Irene Lois (Newman) Gavin - 85, February 2, 1932 - April 9, 2017

A resident at Genesis Keene Center in Keene New Hampshire since
October of 2015, surrounded by her family went to be with her king and
savior following a brief illness.

Born in Gloucester , Ma. and raised by her loving Grandparents in
Magnolia. Most of her adult life she lived in southern Vermont and New

After raising three children, she attended Keene State studying
Business Management and Behavioral Science. Over the years she made a
career of helping others through various social service positions
including Career Placement Counselor, serving on the Governors Council
on Aging for the state of NH, Crisis volunteer for Women's Supportive
Services of Southern New Hampshire and many others. Always an advocate
for those in need, willing to give of herself to help raise others up.

An avid outdoors enthusiast, she enjoyed many years hunting, fishing,
hiking and attending target shoots around the area. Her hobbies were
many but writing was her passion. Over the years she wrote for various
publications about animal conservation and environmental
issues-including the Weathersfield Weekly, Eagle Times, Keene
Sentinel and later having one of her writings archived in the National
Library of Congress.

We all enjoyed her talents in the kitchen which she used to help
support her young family in the sixties, when she and a dear friend
offered catering services for weddings, showers and parties. A scratch
baker who believed in using local and fresh ingredients in every

Irene was preceded in death by many loved ones including two sisters,
and her daughter Joanne passing at 5 years old.

Survived by, Russell Aldridge Jr. (Son), Janice Sawhney, (daughter)
Joy Gregory, (daughter) Brothers-James Dennis, and Robert Dennis. Six
Grandchildren, seven Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews
throughout New England.

Memorial gifts can be made in her name to, The Good Shepherd Church-20
Summer St.. P.O. Box 418, Charlestown, NH. 03603 where she was once an
active member, or to the Turning Points Network (formerly Women's
Supportive Services) 11 School Street, Claremont, NH 03743

A sincere thanks of gratitude to the dedicated caring staff at The
Genesis Centre of Keene and the Hospice caregivers and volunteers from
Home Health and Hospice Care of Keene, NH.

For details of a life celebration please send inquiries to Jan
Sawhney-2397 Sagamore Drive, State College, Pa. 16803 or