Irene M. Doucette, 64
She is survived by her three daughters, Michelle I. Ransden and her husband, Eric; Muriel L. Doucette; and Nancy T. Pineiro and her husband, Tony. She also leaves her brother, Paul Philippon; her sister, Nancy Doucet and her husband, Leo; her brother, Roger Philippon and his wife, Celeste; and her grandchildren, Nicole Ransden, Brenna Ransden, Caroline Ransden, Ashlee Krauss, Antonio Pineiro and Joshua Pineiro. She was predeceased by a sisterin law, Marny Blake Philippon.
Born and raised in Lewiston, Maine, the daughter of the late Raoul A. and Laurianne O. (Fournier) Philippon, she graduated from St. Dominic’s High School in Lewiston in 1964. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Rivier College in 1975 and a master’s degree from University of Lowell. She lived in Maine for 20 years before moving to North Andover in 1966, where she resided for 29 years. She then moved to Dublin, Calif., in 1995.
Mrs. Doucette worked as an accountant for Sun Life of Canada in Wellesley, Blue Shield of California and Providien, both in San Francisco.
In Massachusetts, she was an avid tennis player and belonged to tennis leagues at Cedardale Racquet Club for years. She was a member of Women’s League of Voters in North Andover. In California, she was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Mission Valley Chorus. One of her proudest personal moments was singing in Carnegie Hall last February with her chorus. She was an avid reader, cook, counted cross-stitcher and wine aficionado. She loved spending time in Massachusetts with her grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was held April 29 in St. Rose of Lima Church of Northborough. Hays Funeral Home of Northborough assisted with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163. For online condolences, please visit: www.haysfuneralhome. com.
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