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Irene Newman

September 20, 1947 ~ March 13, 2017 (age 69)

SPRINGFIELD – Irene T. Newman, 69, passed away at her home on March 13, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Springfield on September 20, 1947 to the late Eugene and Marie Jeanne (Lemery) Tremblay, she enjoyed reading, watercolor painting, cooking, baking, planning vacations and sewing. She retired from Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) where she worked as an executive administrative assistant. Irene leaves her husband of 46 years, Richard Newman of Springfield; son Christopher Newman of Northampton; daughter Caroline Newman of Southwick; grandson Aaden Filipiak; brother Dr. Norman Tremblay and his wife Cathy of TX and sister Connie Sanders and her husband Jim of FL. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 beginning at 10:45 AM at the Forastiere Smith Funeral Home, 220 North Main Street, East Longmeadow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 12 PM in Sacred Heart Church, Chestnut Street, Springfield. Burial will take place at 1 PM at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 4-7 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241. For more information, please visit

 Service Information

March 15, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

March 16, 2017

12:00 PM to TBD
Sacred Heart Church
395 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01104

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