Irene Ensley
Irene Ensley
  • May 25, 1926 - December 5, 2017
  • Gales Ferry, Connecticut

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Irene McCoy Ensley passed away December 5, 2017 at the age of 91. She was born to the late Ferd McCoy and Nell (Butcher) McCoy in Matewan, West Virginia on May 25, 1926, growing up as a coal miner's daughter in West Virginia. Irene married John W. Ensley in Richmond, Indiana on November 14, 1952, and together lived all over the country, from Florida to California, eventually settling in West Warwick, Rhode Island in 1977. Irene is survived by their daughters Karen Holder, Barbara Williams, son Randall Ensley, grandchildren Kristen Walker, Kathryn Holder, Roman Ensley, Adam Ensley, Ariel Williams, and great-grandson Ezra. She is also survived by her step grandchildren, Kara Dewberry and Kim Kirtland. Irene loved nothing more than spending time with her grandchildren. Irene was predeceased by her husband, John, Brother Leonard McCoy, sister Lorraine Boylan and Sister Pauline Vealey. To commemorate Irene's life, a graveside service is scheduled for Monday, December 11th at 11AM in Elm Grove Cemetery, Greenmanville Avenue, in Mystic, Connecticut. To leave an online condolence, please visit