Irene Marie Downs, 72, died March 21, 2017 at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH.
She was born December 27, 1944 in Epping, NH, daughter of the late Willie Parenteau and Blanche (LaRoche) Parenteau.
Irene grew up in and was a longtime resident of Epping, NH. She and her 7 brothers and 1 sister were raised catholic and attended St. Joseph Church. Irene was always an extremely hardworking lady. She was a shoe worker for many years with National Shoe and Alrose Shoe. She was employed by Contac in Hampstead where she was a manager for 15 years. Irene's last job was as a manager with McDonald's in Epping for 20 years. She was really happy working there and she was always remembered for serving food the way people liked it. She married Wayne Downs in 1980 and he predeceased her in 2004. Irene resided in Fremont, NH since 2001.
She was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed cheering on the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by six brothers and one sister.
Irene is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John P. Markiewicz Jr. and Shelly of GA, son and daughter-in-law, Edward E. Markiewicz and Michelle of Sandown, NH, 2 grandchildren, Hannah Markiewicz of San Diego, CA and Sean Markiewicz of Sandown, NH, 1 brother, Clement Parenteau of Northwood, NH and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Brewitt Funeral Home, Raymond, NH.
A memorial service will follow on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Epping in the spring.