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 &
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
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.