Irene Marguerite Binette Jacques passed away peacefully at Hanover Healthcare Center in Manchester NH, at the age of 85 on Nov 8, 2023. She was born on May 21, 1938 in Sanford ME, the daughter of the late Adelard and Yvette (Couture) Binette. Irene graduated from St. Ignatius High school and would go on to work many jobs over the years, with some of her fondest memories being with Home Insurance and Jordan Marsh.
Irene enjoyed spending time with her family, especially when her grandchildren and great grandchildren would visit. Her gentleness and kindness could be felt by all those who knew her.
Irene was predeceased by her husband Donald Leon Jacques, her brothers Raoul Binette, Robert Binette and Donald Binette and her sister Jeannine Lebrun and her twin sister Lorraine Keenan.
She is survived by her children Damien Jacques and his wife Susan, Christine Leary, Dominique Jacques and his wife Marites, Anne Jacques, Denis Jacques and his wife Erica, Louise Jacques, Susanne Swanson and her husband Joseph, and Kathleen Paquin and her husband Richard, her grandchildren Jessica Rosado, Alison Jacques, Lauren Williams, Shaun Leary, Shannon Leary, William "Micheal" Leary, Brecken Jacques, Ashley Lee, Samantha Jacques, Adam Jacques, Kayla Swanson Nicholas Paquin and Rachel Paquin, and her great grandchildren Elias Rosada, Emiela Leary, Liam Leary, Layla Martel, Noah Lee, Effie Paquin, Frank Paquin, Jesse Reidy and Hope Gelardi.
Calling hours for Irene will be on Friday, 11/17 from 5 to 8 pm at Phaneuf Funeral Homes, 250 Coolidge Ave, Manchester NH. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday 11/18 at 10 am at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 172 Belmont St, Manchester NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Irene's memory can be made to the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org).