Irene H. (Jurewicz) Ward

July 5, 2019

Irene H. (Jurewicz) Ward

Irene H. (Jurewicz) Ward – of Louisville, GA, formerly of Woburn, July 5, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Robert (Corby) Ward. Devoted mother of Karen Trefry, her husband Daniel of Haverill, MA, Robert Ward, his wife Kathryn of Portsmouth, RI and Denise Ward, her husband Richard Schickling of Lousiville, GA. Loving grandmother of Daniel Trefry Jr., Laura Hawksley, Charles Ward, Nicole Churchill and Samuel Ward and great-grandmother of Nathaniel, Mallory and Tanner. Dear sister of Josephine Arbetter of FL, and the late Mildred Harkins, Lillian Russo, Jennie Desmond and Frank Jurewicz. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 13th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Barbara’s Church in Woburn at 11, Interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester MA. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Irene’s memory to St. Joan of Arc Church, 2604 US Hwy 1, Louisville, Georgia 30434.

Irene H. (Jurewicz) Ward – of Louisville, GA, formerly of Woburn, passed away at age 92 on July 5, 2019. Born and raised in Woburn, she was the beloved wife of the late Robert (Corby) Ward.

Irene was an active member of St. Barbara’s Church and choir in Woburn for 40 years and considered the members her second family. Following retirement from Millipore, in Bedford, MA, Irene moved to Florida with her daughter Denise and then to Georgia where she was a member of the Joan of Arc Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society, and enjoyed knitting, reading and spending time with family and friends.

A devoted mother, she leaves behind Karen Trefry and husband Daniel of Haverill, MA, Robert Ward and wife Kathryn of Portsmouth, RI and Denise Ward and husband Richard Schickling of Lousiville, GA. She was the loving grandmother of Daniel Trefry Jr, Laura Hawksley, Charles Ward, Nicole Churchill and Samuel Ward and the great grandmother of Nathaniel, Mallory and Tanner. She is survived by her sister Josephine Arbetter of Florida and predeceased by her sisters Mildred Harkins, Lillian Russo, Jennie Desmond and her brother Frank Jurewicz.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects from 8:30-10:30 on Saturday, July 13th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn. A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Barbara’s Church in Woburn at 11 a.m., following calling hours. Interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Irene’s memory to St. Joan of Arc Church, 2604 US Hwy 1, Louisville, Georgia 30434.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects from 8:30-10:30 on Saturday, July 13th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn. A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Barbara’s Church in Woburn at 11 a.m., following calling hours. Interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Irene’s memory to St. Joan of Arc Church, 2604 US Hwy 1, Louisville, Georgia 30434.

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  1. LAURA HAWKSLEY

    As many of you know I am Irene’s oldest granddaughter Laura. Anyone who knows me knows how very special my Grammy was to me.
    I am grateful that she lived such an independent long full life. One can usually only dream of living to be in their 90s and she reached 92 yrs old.
    I am blessed with so many wonderful loving memories.
    To name a few :
    our matching swimsuits when I was little,
    my first plane ride & trip to Florida to see Aunt Josie,
    all of the visits to see Aunt Lillie, Aunt Millie & Aunt Jennie,
    sitting next to her up in the choir at St. Barbara’s Church,
    the glorious smell of her cooking peppers & onions,
    sleep overs (not including the 6am vacuuming of course),
    the smell of Tabu,
    having vanilla ice cream on a plain cone together
    & my favorite the taste of her spaghetti. The last time I ate Grammy’s spaghetti I teared up because it was so familiar.
    I loved going to Grammy’s house for the holiday’s or just for a visit. Her home was always warm & welcoming. When I got my license & a car the first thing I did was find my way to my Grammy’s house. My friend & I would even sometimes swing by late at night knowing Grammy would be up with the TV on snoozing in her chair.
    My loving memories go on & on. I thank her for that.
    Though I admit I am heart broken that she is now gone. I feel we should be celebrating the life she lived & the woman she was. There were times in her life she had to be so strong & I admire the strength she had. I have always been proud to say that I am Irene Ward’s granddaughter.
    Grammy I will always love you & miss you. And if ever I am on a theater stage again, I will remember when I was little stopping mid show to wave & yell out “HI GRAMMY.”

  2. Bob
    Deborah and I extend our deepest sympathy on your loss
    Having been through this ourselves we share your grief

  3. Kathy O’Brien Langhan

    Karen, Bobby and Denise please accept my sincerest sympathy on the loss of your Mother. It has been a long time since I have seen you but the memories of our neighborhood growing up are some of my most cherished memories. As I now live in Virginia I will not be able to attend the services but will be fondly thinking of you all as God now holds both your Mom and Dad in the palm of his hand🙏
    Kathy

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