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Irene M. Padvaiskas

April 30, 1929 ~ July 11, 2017 (age 88)

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Irene M. (Vancoppenolle) Padvaiskas, 88, of Lawrence, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Lawrence General Hospital.

The daughter of the late Emile and Angele (Bierbier) Vancoppenolle,

Irene was born in Lawrence on April 30, 1929. She was raised in West Andover and Pelham, N.H., where she was educated. She was employed in the local textile mills, from where she retired. Irene resided most of her life in Lawrence. She enjoyed taking day trips, going out to eat, reading and being with her family.

Irene was the wife of the late David F. O'Donnell and the late Peter R. Padvaiskas, and the mother of the late Robert O'Donnell and the late David F. O'Donnell, who died in April, 2017. She is survived by her two sons, Dennis M. O'Donnell of Lawrence and James K. O'Donnell of Haverhill; two brothers and their spouses, Kenneth and Patty Vancoppenolle of Merrimac, Mass. and Walter and Gerry Vancoppenolle of Florida; a sister and her husband, Claire and Les Kurzban of Deerfield, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews. Irene was predeceased by her siblings, Emile Vancoppenolle, Robert Vancoppenolle, Olga Vancoppenolle, Suzane Denise, Victoria Greco and Millian Salyers.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday, July 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lawrence. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to call Sunday, July 16, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence or for directions, please go to:

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boles Memorial-Baron-McAuliffe-Yameen Funeral Home, 184 Jackson St., Lawence, MA 01841.

 Service Information

Calling Hours
July 16, 2017

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home
80 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844

Funeral Service
July 17, 2017

11:00 AM
Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home
80 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844


St. Mary Immaculate Conception Cemetery
29 Barker Street
Lawrence, MA 01841

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