Irene Whalen, 81, of Newport, NH, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Irene was born on December 30, 1939, in Newport NH, to the late Fred and Doris Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Whalen,3rd and her son Gary Philbrook, Jr.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and playing Bingo as often as possible and going to the casino. She played on bowling leagues for many years. In summers she went to many local fairs.
She is survived by her loving and devoted children: Marlene Hamilton of Coventry, RI, Donna Whalen of Newport, NH, Sheryl Whalen of Claremont, NH, and Clifford Whalen of Newport, NH. Also by six sisters: Lillian Babbitt of Charlestown, NH, Patricia Locke of Springfield, VT, Dorothy Waterman of Florida, Susan Barton of Newport, NH, Fredericka Choinere of Charlton, MA, and Jeanette Langlois of Newport, NH. She has numerous nieces and nephews, ten wonderful grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
There will be no visitation hours. A graveside burial service for family and friends will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery Newport NH, on September 18th at 11 AM. A reception will follow at the Newport Senior Center.
The Stringer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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