EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 18, 2013

Irene S. (Rubin) Sher, 83

North Andover — Irene S. Sher, 83, formerly of North Andover and Winthrop, Mass., passed away Monday, June 17 at Exeter Hospital, Exeter, N.H.

She was born in Boston on July 7 1929, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Gertrude (Pasten) Rubin. Irene was educated in the Boston School System, graduating from Jeremiah Burke in Roxbury, Class of 1947. She was a loving mother to her children and family, as well as dedicated nurse. She came to North Andover in 1978, worked at various hospitals and healthcare centers. Prior to her retirement she was a 20-year employee of Woodmill Nursing Home in Lawrence.

Irene is survived by her children, Stephen Sher of Hampstead, N.H., Jane Chase and her husband, Russell of Epping, N.H.; sister Rona Sklar of Marblehead; two grandchildren, Joseph Sher and Glennis Chase; and several nieces.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her graveside service on Wednesday, June 19, at 1 p.m., at the Mishkan Tefila Memorial Park, 2690 Centre St., West Roxbury, Mass. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill and Bradford. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1-800-272-3900, or Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Condolences to her family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.