, Salem, MA

November 20, 2012

Irene Eddy, 87

Rollinsford, N.H. — Irene Marie (Georges) Eddy, 87, died at the home of her daughter on Friday, November 16, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Norman J. Eddy, with whom she shared 57 years of marriage before his passing in 2004.

Born in Lynn, on December 16, 1924, the daughter of Mary (Moscouvite) and Arthur Georges, Irene graduated from Lynn English High School in 1942. In her early years, she enjoyed taking art courses at Harvard, and brought a steady hand to her role as a scale-marker for the General Electric in Lynn. Irene eventually left Lynn and the GE to raise four children with her husband in South Hamilton.

While she was raising her children, she was also employed as a manager at Rule Industries in Gloucester and served in the office of the Hamilton Town Hall. The couple remained in South Hamilton for many years before retiring to New Hampshire. Passionate about music, Irene was a member of the Mendelssohn Chorus in Lynn, and later other regional groups, but will be remembered most by family and friends for the beautiful soprano voice that regularly filled the sanctuary at the First United Methodist Church of South Hamilton.

Irene brought an artist's eye to everything she did, whether as den mother for the Cub Scouts, designing costumes for plays, painting Christmas cards or simply arranging flowers from her garden. She enjoyed the company of friends and acquaintances of all ages, and was always quick to offer a kind word, encouragement or to share a laugh.

Irene is survived by her children, Kristen Callahan of Ipswich, Karl Eddy and his wife Mary of Danvers, Kurt Eddy of Lynn,and Kara Eddy of Rollinsford, N.H.; her sisters, Helen Lampes of Lynn, and Christine Martin of Peabody, and many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Norman, Irene was predeceased by her brothers, Michael and James Georges, and her sisters, Julia Birch, Ann Koskey and Olga Covert.

ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and family are respectfully invited to attend a celebration of Irene's life at St. John's United Methodist Church, 28 Cataract Ave., Dover, N.H., on Tuesday, November 20, at 1 p.m. At Irene's request there will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made to Wentworth Homecare & Hospice, 121 Broadway, Suite 115, Dover, N.H., 03820. Arrangements by the Tasker Funeral Home, Dover, N.H. Please go to to sign the on-line guest book.