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Irene A. Collins, 92, a resident of Wheelock Terrace, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017
She was born December 23, 1924 in Amesbury, the daughter of Arthur J. Garneau and Lydia (Hamel). She was a graduate of Amesbury High School, Class of 1944.
Irene was devoted to her family and a generous and faithful friend to many. She was a great cook, an accomplished knitter and loved listening to the music of the 1940’s.

She was predeceased in 2004, by her husband of 54 years, David F. Collins and their daughter, Michele J. Collins in 1990. She grew up in a loving and tight knit French-Canadian family and was predeceased by her five siblings Robert Garneau, George Garneau, Rita Hamel, Cecile Garneau, and Louise Wells.
She is survived by two nieces, Barbara Wells of Lebanon and Roberta Chamberlin of Claremont, and a nephew, George Garneau.
Following Irene’s request there will be no service. A private interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Newburyport, MA at a future date.
Messages of condolence may be expressed with the family through an online guestbook by visiting www.rickerfuneralhome.com.
Published on  November 2, 2017
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