BAREFOOT, Irene A (Perry), of Mendon, MA, formerly of Rockland, passed away peacefully on May 8th, 2017, at the age of 86. Irene was raised in Quincy and after her marriage, resided in Rockland for over 60 years. Before her retirement in the mid 90’s, she worked at South Shore Medical Center in Norwell MA, wearing many hats but primarily as the purchasing agent. In her retirement years she was a devoted grandmother. She also enjoyed the company and fellowship of friends and family spanning many generations, sharing her zealous hospitality, baked goods and knitting products. She had a deep faith that strengthened her during many varied experiences throughout her life. Irene was the wife of the late George W. Barefoot and the loving mother of Dwight of Mendon MA. She was the daughter of the late Myles and Carrie Perry, the sister of the late Donald Perry and his wife Eleanor, and surviving sister Ruth Warner, and brother, Everett Perry and his wife Carol. Irene is also survived by 2 grandchildren that she loved dearly, Jeremy and Jake. She was lovingly Aunt Rene to 8 nieces and nephews, Ron, Cal, Dale, Doug, Renee’, Carol Lynn, Mark, Brendon, and many great nieces and nephews and their families. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 PM in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington Street, Braintree, MA. Graveside service will follow at Union Cemetery in Holbrook, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Town of Mendon Fire Department, 8 Morrison Drive, Mendon MA 01756 or Rockland Firefighters, Local 1602, PO Box 58, Rockland MA 02370.
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