Irene K. Likely
- April 7, 1933 - July 1, 2012
- Waltham, Massachusetts
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“Today is July 26th, 2012 & I have just discovered that I have lost a wonderful friend that I have met throught my bowling league. Renee you were a...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Barbara Ciano - Watertown, MA
“renee you will be missed.A very nice lady,and who will we call when we need someone to fic the computer at bowling, Nikki we know the memorieds you...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Janet Byrnes - Newton, MA
“Nikki = I am sorry to hear of your loss. I know Irene was a very special friend besides a sister in law. May God bless her and keep her always in his...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Maureen Connell
“Irene will be deeply missed. We enjoyed looking at her beautiful flowers and garden. She was such a good neighbor. We're going to miss not seeing...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Donna Vautour - Waltham, MA
“We will greatly miss Renie - a warm and lovely lady.
5 of 7 | Posted by: Ginny & John Kelty - Scituate, MA
“Rene's quick wit and quiet demeanor will be greatly missed.
We love you, Rene!
With great respect from all of your friends at the American Legion...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Louise Civetti - Watertown
“I only met Rene a couple of times through Nikki at veterans events; she was a pleasure to meet--a very pleasant lady. She will never know how sad...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Joanne Wheeler - Canton, MA
Waltham - Irene K. Likely, of Waltham, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 in Miriam Boyd Parlin Residence in Wayland. She was 79.
Irene was born on April 7, 1933 in Newton, a daughter of the late John and Eleanor E. (Inman) Likely. A graduate of Newton High School she had lived in Waltham for more than 41 years. She worked for Sears-Roebuck & Company, primarily in its Kenmore Square location, for over 39 years before retiring in 1994.
Her interests varied: among her favorites were gardening and flowers, a good round of golf, a book in hand to read and a challenging conversation about the world of politics. Her political conversations always went well providing you agreed with her take on the issues and politicians. She loved her family and a good meal that would be accompanied by a glass of wine. Irene was also a loyal New England sportsfan, especially her Patriots and Red Sox. She was a member of the Waltham Garden Club, American Legion Post #440 Ladies Auxiliary in Newton and she was a former member of Corpus Christ – St. Bernard Parish and its Ladies Guild.
She was predeceased by her siblings, John I. Likely and Laurie Ruth McCarthy and her late husband, John.
Irene leaves her sister, Dorothy Fiebig and her husband, Harold, of Melrose; her sister-in-law, Nikki Likely of Newton; 8 nieces and nephews; grand-nieces and grand-nephews and one great-grandnephew.
Family and friends will honor and remember Irene's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, July 5th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by her funeral service at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to The Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472.