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ANDOVER: Irene Anne (Bosia) Paicopolos of Andover (formerly of Somerville and East Boston), on May 4, 2015. Irene was born in Newport, R.I. on August 17, 1920—one of seven children born to Anita (Maggioli) Bosia and Joseph A. Bosia. At a young age, she moved with her family to East Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from Girl’s High School in Boston. Later, her family moved to Somerville. In September of 1945, she married Michael F. Paicopolos of Woburn. They lived in Somerville and were married for 67 years, until Michael’s death in 2012.

For five years, Irene worked in the Accounting Department of the Jerguson Gage & Valve Company in Somerville. For many years, she was also active in the Grimmons School Parent-Teachers Association in Somerville.

She leaves behind her son, Ernest, daughter-in-law, Gail Bloom and her grandson, Adam Bloom-Paicopolos, all of Andover. She is survived by her sister, Claire (Bosia) Barkosky of Malden, and two brother, Edmund Bosia of Florida and Joseph Bosia of Tewksbury. She was preceded in death by three brother, Robert Bosia, Ernest Bosia and Joseph Bosia, Jr. She also leaves behind many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Her funeral service will follow at 7:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Internment will be private. For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on  May 6, 2015
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