North Andover, MA — Irene E. (Oates) Meikle, 90, of North Andover, passed away November 20, 2013, at the Halcyon House in Methuen. Irene was born in Lawrence and was the daughter of the late Frank and Sarah (Riley) Oates. She worked for many years as a secretary at the Andover Companies and at her family's florist shop, the former Oates Florist on Linden Avenue in North Andover. Irene was also very involved with the scouting program in North Andover as well as a volunteer baking at the Hay Scales in the Old Center. She was a past member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and loved cooking, playing 45's, scrabble and Bingo.
Predeceased by her daughter, Suzanne E. Quirke, she is survived by her other children, James Meikle of GA, Robert D.F. Meikle and his spouse, Audrey, of North Andover, and Kimberly E. Russell of Florida. She is also survived by her grandchildren, William, Kimberly, Jennifer, Brian and Thomas.
ARRANGEMENTS: A private funeral service will be at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, MA 01845. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.