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Mrs. Irene Marie (D'Ambroise) Birch, a lifelong resident of Andover and beloved wife of the late John L. Birch, passed away at the Prescott Nursing Center in North Andover on Tuesday morning, December 27, 2016. She was 86 years old.
Born in Lowell, Mass., on October 30, 1930, she was the beloved daughter of the late George and Alva (Lemire) D'Ambroise. Mrs. Birch was a volunteer at the Andover Senior Center making Dolls for Dolls. She enjoyed gardening around her home and playing Bingo with her friends. Irene loved her pets and loved to travel with the Hi-Lo Club in her motorhome. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her loving children, Lynda M. Dube of Weare, N.H., Cheryl A. Birch and her wife, Paula A. Maser of Manchester, N.H., and John A. and his wife, Betty Ann Birch of Littleton, N.H.; sister, Alice Chase of Deerfield, N.H.; grandchildren, Timothy and Tara Lynne Wright and Derek and Dylan Birch; great-grandchildren, Kylie Wright and John Charles Birch; sister-in-law, Joanne Lepine of Andover; and several nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral Service was held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, on Monday, January 2, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. Calling hours were held prior to the service from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Interment will privately held. Donations in Irene's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. For additional information, please visit www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on  December 31, 2016
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