Irene C. (Duvernay) Beauchamp

Born: Mon., Nov. 20, 1916
Died: Wed., Dec. 19, 2012


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Sat., Dec. 22, 2012
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 22, 2012
Location: Good Shepherd Church

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Uxbridge-Irene C. (Duvernay) Beauchamp, 96, of North Uxbridge/Linwood, died Dec. 19 at St. Camillus Health Center in Whitinsville after a period of declining health.
     Irene was born in Pawtucket, RI to Ernest and Marguerite (Departie) Duvernay. She leaves behind her three adopted children; Darlene Marguerite Beauchamp-Dorcas of Holyoke, Kevin Beauchamp of Norfolk, and former Northbridge Selectman Gary R. Beauchamp, of Grafton Center. She is also survived by her grand daughter Nicole Marie Dorcas and her fiancé Vincent Mauro Jr. of New Haven, CT, along with several nieces and nephews she is also survived by a special cousin, Lorraine Dufault of Linwood, and Alan E. Provost of Holyoke whom she loved like a son. Irene was predeceased by her sisters Mrs. Donald (Florence) Paul, Mrs. Maurince “Inky” (Anita) Tancrell and brother Raymond Duvernay. Irene was the former wife of the late Walter “Butch” Beauchamp.
     During the height of the depression, her parents were able to send her to Rivier College in Nashua, NH. When her children were very young, Irene survived a major bout with breast cancer. After her children were educated at Good Shepherd School, as she was, she returned to the workforce. Irene was the Ladies Department Manager, at the former Fair Department Store. She was an original tenant at the Crown & Eagle Housing complex in N. Uxbridge, for nearly 30 years.        Well into her 90’s, Irene was very active with the Uxbridge Senior Center, having served as President of the Friends of the Elders. While she was a talented seamstress and detailed craft person, her true love was “Beano”. She traveled the many bingo halls through the Blackstone valley, though she never had a driver’s license.
     Friends and relatives are invited to gather for a calling hour Saturday December 22, from 9:30am to 10:30am in Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge. Her funeral will follow with a Mass at 11am in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 121 Linwood St., Linwood. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Camillus Health Center, 447 Hill St. Whitinsville, MA 01588.  To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit

Charitable donations may be made in Irene's memory to the following organization:

St. Camillus Activities Fund
447 Hill St., Whitinsville, MA 01588
Tel: 508-234-7306

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Karen Thibault
   Posted Mon December 24, 2012
My heartfelt condolences are sent to all. My heart broke at Bingo last night when I heard of her passing. I played Bingo with Irene at the Knights of Columbus for several years. I enjoyed sitting with her and hearing stories of her family. It was an honor and pleasure to call her a friend. I will always remember and cherish my time with her.

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