Irene I (Holbrook) Smith

March 21, 1945 ~ May 4, 2020 (age 75)


Irene I Smith - Methuen

Irene I Smith 75, of Methuen, MA. passed away peacefully on Monday May 4th, 2020 surrounded by her family.

Born in Chelsea to Olive Croft and George Holbrook. She was a stay at home mother for many years and when it was time for her to return to the work force, she worked as a production line inspector for many years at Raytheon, Hadco and Sanmina.

Married to the love of her life Leonard for 41 years, together they proudly raised six children. Her love for children showed in everything Irene did; she was a foster parent for over 8 years and dedicated her spare time to attend her husband’s Lawrence Central Little League Baseball Association team where he coached and managed for 38 years for baseball and softball as well as attend many of her grand children’s activities.

Irene enjoyed many activities such as bowling, canoeing, camping and her most favorites were Bingo, Scratchers and Slot machines.

Irene is survived by her children Bruce Baker and his wife Marianne, Douglas Baker and his wife Darlene, James Baker, Leonard F Smith Jr., all from Methuen, her daughter Robin McConnell and her husband Steven of Dracut, MA and Tammy Smith of Newton NH., her 11 grandchildren Nicholas, David, John, Douglas Jr., Andrea, Christopher and his wife Ali, Victoria and her husband Jonathan, Devin, Mackenzie, Katrina, Steven Leonard and her Great Grandson Thomas. She also leaves behind her sister Isabella and her husband Jon of Cabot, AR.

She was predeceased by her husband Leonard, daughter Mary and her mother Olive.

The Family would like to thank Merrimack Valley Hospice for their expertise in care, everyone we worked with was simply amazing and they all had the one goal that was to give our mother the best care. (Thank You Amy G. and Kerry W. for all the love given).  Funeral Services are private and under the direction and care of Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.  Please visit to sign the online guest book.






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