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Irene Ethel Rea


Rea, Irene

Funeral services for Irene Ethel Rea,
age 81, of 232 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, will be held on Monday, August 24,
2009 at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 3:30 PM with Rev. Terry LaValley officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, August 23, 2009 at Frary
Funeral Home from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. Mrs. Rea passed away on Thursday, (August 20, 2009) at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by her
nieces and nephews.



Mrs. Rea is survived by several
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased
by two sisters, Leola Jock and Dorothy Burton; three brothers, Ivan, Dean &
Dennis Burton.

She was born on August 30, 1927 in Ogdensburg, the
daughter of Elric and Ellen (LaLonde) Burton. She attended St. Mary’s Academy and later
received her GED. She attended Mater Dei
College. She married Philip Rea on August 14, 1978 at St.
Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Robert Groulx officiating. Mr. Rea died on July 4, 1991. Mrs. Rea worked as a Nurses Aid and also worked for home healthcare out
of Potsdam.

She was a member of the Women’s City
Club, The Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and the Red Hats Club. At one time she sang for the local radio
stations. She enjoyed playing cards,
bowling and bingo. She also enjoyed doing plastic canvas craft work.

Donations may be made in her memory
to St. Mary’s Cathedral.


1 Condolence

  • Bob & Angie Mapes Posted August 20, 2009 11:45 PM

    Aunt Ethel:
    My heart is filled with sadness. Although I am glad that you are out of pain; I will really miss you! Just knowing that your bright smile and wonderful sense of humor was always there if I needed it. You reminded me so much of mom (Leola); that i felt like she was not really gone all these years. Now your gone; reality hits home. Looking back; I hope that you realized just how much your presence meant to me & how much you were actually a part of my life. You always gave me a shining example of kindness, caring, loving, and fun.

    Although distance and time took us in different directions through life, you were always close to me; in thought. And; even though the time we spent with you was all too infrequent, when we were together our bonds were reinforced by the simplest of hugs, or a kiss on the cheek. You always made us welcome no matter what was transpiring in your life. I Love and will always miss you, Aunt Ethel. Say hi to Mom & Dad.

    Your niece;


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